Institute of Contemporary Art

Art Museum
100 Northern Ave (at Seaport Blvd.)
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • The ICA has free admission every Thursday night from 5 to 9pm.
  • Just a great museum and collection... And I believe it may be the first museum built from the ground up in Boston in about 100 years. (Need to verify.)
  • Check out the violin turntable in The Record a contemporary vinyl art exhibit open till September, featuring over 100 works from 40 international artists. No fedora or Ray-Bans required for entry.
  • Check out the view of the harbor.
  • Don't miss the gorgeous views of Boston Harbor on the north side of the 4th floor!
  • Barely worth going for free. Glad I didn't waste any money on it.
  • Thursday night free admission is worth taking advantage of. Beautiful views and location.
  • The architecture of this place is as interesting as the wide array of works and activities inside. After seeing exhibits have coffee and pastries at the Water Caf by Wolfgang Puck.
  • The elevator ride is worth the price of admission.
  • Check out Damin Ortega: Do It Yourself
  • ate my lunch, watching the water from the outdoor seating area
  • Not very much to see here. Go on a free night rather than paying for admission
  • Barry McGee Mission District exhibit currently
  • Despite the large building, this museum is pretty quick to get through. It is a perfect stop in between a tour of the Boston Tea Party Museum and lunch at the Barking Crab.
  • The Os Gemeos exhibit is intriguing and beautiful! A permanent mural can be seen in Dewey Square
  • Take the elevator to the light-soaked galleries on the top floor. You may not like everything up there, but it will certainly get you talking. Don't leave without a visit to the gift shop.
  • You are allowed to take candy from the exhibit on the 4th floor
  • When the ICAs new building was built in 2001, it became the first new art museum to be built in nearly a century.
  • Not only does the ICA have free admission on Thursday evenings, but they've also got top notch performances from world class dancers and artist talks. Great place for a first date.
  • Go see Bill in the cafe!

Nearby places

88 Sleeper St (at Seaport Blvd.)
75 Northern Avenue
306 Northern Ave (at Harbor St)