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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

For more than a half century, the ICA has presented contemporary art in all media—visual arts, film, and video, performance and literature—and creates educational programs that encourage an appreciation for contemporary culture.

In December 2006, the ICA opened its new location on the waterfront,which represents the first new art museum built in Boston in nearly one hundred years and the first building by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to be built in the United States. Learn more.


The ICA aims to present the most significant national and international contemporary art to Boston audiences. Our multi-faceted exhibition program includes the Momentum series, focusing on the work of emerging artists; the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, an annual, site-specific commission in the museum lobby; the James and Audrey Foster Prize, a biennial exhibition and award for Boston-area artists; and selections from our burgeoning permanent collection. The West Gallery, our largest exhibition space, has featured critically acclaimed solo and group exhibitions.

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater is the place to see some of the most talented, thought-provoking, and creative performing artists working today. On over 80 nights a year, audiences can see storytellers, choreographers, composers, media artists and musicians from around the world. Patti Smith, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bebe Miller, Sara Rudner, and John Zorn are jus

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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210

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