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Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston

Dedicated to exploring arts of all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, with examples that are almost always new to Boston, the ICA Boston programme is as broad as it is progressive and innovative.


Only launching its own collection in 2000, the ICA has since amassed an impressive selection, including the fantastic acquisition of the Barbara Lee collection of art by women, a series of 43 works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The institute rotates the items from the collection on show yearly, which can be found in the Kim and Jim Pallotta Gallery. The changing, temporary exhibitions in the other exhibition halls continue this representation of the cutting edge, often holding multi-media installations and immersive, experiential displays, largely organised by the museum itself.


Beyond the exhibitions and displays, the ICA has ensured its position as a destination for all media with The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre – theatrical productions, live music, and performance art over 80 nights a year, independent film premieres and showings, and the Adult and Family programmes that continue a dialogue on contemporary art.



Eat & Drink

Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston


The ICA Boston currently has no restaurants, cafés, or bars.


Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston

ICA Store

Support the ICA like the locals do with ICA branded tote bags and stationery, or your favourite artists with their design objects, both exclusively available at the ICA store.

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General information


100 Northern Avenue,

Boston, MA


United States


+1 617-478-3100

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00

Thursday – Friday 10.00 – 21.00

Saturday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.00

General Admission


Getting There

Metro: World Trade Center, Courthouse station.

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