Institute of Contemporary Art
- General Info:
- This museum features cutting-edge contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography.
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Fax Number: (617) 266-4021
01/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
As others have mentioned, the ICA is not going to take you hours to go through, making the attendance fee plus parking pricey - especially for us struggling artists who want to see what's going on. And, in my humble opinion the level to which they treat the building as a piece of art - sacrificing space that could be used for exhibition - is excessive. It somehow doesn't appear that they've gained actual floor exhibition space over their old building. But it IS a very beautiful building that really uses the ocean as part of the architecture.
What most people don't know is that after hours parking is free, and the ICA does much more than just show 2 and 3-D art. The experimental/improvisational dance performances I've attended have been awe-inspiring. The lectures are really interesting and the performance/lecture space is quite intimate even when full. ICA consistently attracts extremely talented and interesting artists - and not only to their floor exhibition spaces.
If you want your socks knocked off - come to the exhibitions if you like, but stay for the performances and talks. You will not be disappointed.