The Institute of Contemporary Art features some of the best contemporary art exhibits in the country. ((courtesy, Iwan Baan))

The Institute of Contemporary Art is one of Boston's premier art museums. In its early days (it was founded in 1936 as The Boston Museum of Modern Art), the museum established a reputation for identifying important new artists such as Cubist Georges Braque and Expressionists Oskar Kokoschka and Edvard Munch. Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Laurie Anderson, and Roy Lichtenstein were each the subject of ICA presentations early in their careers. For more than a half-century, the ICA has presented contemporary art in all media—visual arts, film and video, performance, and literature—and created educational programs that encourage an appreciation for contemporary culture. Its permanent collection includes pieces from Marlene Dumas, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Shepard Fairey. The West Gallery, the museum's largest exhibition space, also features many critically acclaimed solo and group exhibitions.

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Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Pick up "Our Building," a free booklet for families, at the admissions desk
  • Drop into Play Dates, held the last Saturday of each month, with activities especially for families with kids 12 and younger

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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Telephone Number: (617) 478-3100
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