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The Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-1802
+1 617-478-3100
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This museum features cutting-edge contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210-1802
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
+1 617-478-3100
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Views from the fourth floor was amazing but we had gone to view the art and there was so few pieces on display that it was a complete waste of money. Felt cheated.Wish we had asked for a refund.

Thank Vala780
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The ICA presents cutting edge contemporary art from around the world. The space is big with friendly staff.

Thank epew3535
Reviewed 26 August 2017

the location of the institute is breathtaking .... the exhibits too ..very good .... make use of the free entry during the summer ...once a week .... the outdoor deck is by the water..lots happening on the day we went live music ...people dancing ...an...More

Thank ZIGGY2211
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We spent most of our time on the forth floor looking at the exhibits of painters I never heard of. Some of the paintings and displays were a little different than I expected but I would definitely recommend seeing them and make up your own...More

Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art is located by the beautiful harbourside. The build itself is stunning and part of it overhangs the water's edge. When you are in the museum, don't miss out going to the long room that runs the width of the building...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I loved this museum and the choice of exhibits on display when I went. I was, however, discouraged because it boasts 4 floors, and exhibits are only on the 4th floor. I wish they took more advantage of their space to showcase more art, then...More

Thank alyssab986
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Contemporary art is always a controversial attraction. Some hate, others admire or love. The attractions of the Institute of Contemporary Art follow the rule. The collection is small and of questionable quality to those who are not fans of contemporary art. And even for the...More

Thank Ivar B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The experience at this museum now is somewhat of an issue. The Seaport where it is located feels like a construction site , which can be both exciting and also a hassle. Parking is expensive, so if you can help it do not drive there...More

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Dana Schutz exhibit is so interesting. There is ample staff available to answer any questions or to provide insight into the artist and his/her work. Palace (such an interesting name) was so knowledgeable about the works of Dana Schutz. It made for a greater...More

Thank Roberta A
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The location overlooking Boston Harbor is spectacular. The building design with its huge cantilevered gallery is amazing. The artwork was creative and unusual, but not as interesting nor diverse as Mass MOCA. Unfortunately, parts of the gallery were closed to set up new displays. The...More

Thank archman8
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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pam m
11 July 2016|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,we took the train.There is lots of construction in the area. Safety is relative. As always be aware of your surrounding. Lots of locals, students, conventions and tourists.