The ICA, Boston, is an impressive modern building cantilevered over the Boston waterfront, but only 1 of 4 floors in the building is devoted to gallery space. The sparse collection on exhibit during my visit included impressive, large, colorful canvases displayed alongside installation art such as a pile of wrapped taffy candies. I agree with 313Matt that the overabundance of staff can be intrusive upon the viewing experience; I have visited museums worldwide, from the Hermitage to MOMA, NY, where I am a member, and this was the first time I've ever been told I was standing to close to a work of art -- and what was the work of art I stood too close to? an old chair scavenged from the trash. Wolfgang Puck's Water Cafe on the ground floor provided a pleasant lunch overlooking the water. I would definitely recommend Boston's Museum of Fine Arts before taking time from a Boston trip to visit the ICA, unless you are a particular devotee of modern architecture or contemporary art.
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