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The Institute of Contemporary Art

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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing location and great views but we didn't realize that 3 galleries were closed till July 26. So it was our fault for not checking the website but still enjoyed the time we were there and went for a treat to 'Flours' after

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun spot and beautiful view on the water. Museum is quick walk through but interesting. Fun to sit outside after and look out at Boston Harbor.

Thank kellywrousseau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is an architectural marvel, and deserves a visit just to take in the breathtaking view of the harbor from the long cantilevered gallery. The art exhibits themselves are, well, contemporary, but they change frequently. Sometimes they will be weird or disturbing and sometimes...More

Thank Jarobinstx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a while. This is a beautiful modern building on the Boston Harbor. The main exhibit was one I had seen at the Perez in Miami. It was enjoyable and interesting. This building used to be by itself. Now it is surrounded...More

Thank NC R
Reviewed June 18, 2017

This is a very interesting building with a great view over the harbor. Like most modern art the exhibit on display is trying to make a statement. So whether you agree with the statement or not will impact how much you enjoy the art. Just...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This the place to be if your looking for contemporary art at Boston. It's not too big so you can perfectly see it all in about 2 to 3 hours. Este es el lugar al que tienes que ir si buscas arte contemporáneo en Boston....More

Thank EmilianoZM
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I enjoyed the museum, family found it a little too modern for them. Happened to hit the free Thursday night, so it was a great bargain!!

Thank HooplaDayton
Reviewed June 9, 2017

The exhibition was interesting and we could ask for some explanation. Some time you need explanation to contemporary art :) Take a look at the harbor, what a scenery.

Thank EdnaNorthGalilee
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum on Memorial Day. They had free admission although we were told it was only $15 on regular days for admission. It was nice to explore a museum free of charge so that was a bonus. The museum is a nice building...More

Thank lindsayjae
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
July 10, 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.