2013 Award Winner: BEST Museum (Finalist)

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The Institute of Contemporary Art

Nominated for: BEST Museum

The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave Boston MA (617) 266-5152

Founded in 1936 as The Boston Museum of Modern Art, the museum was conceived as a laboratory where innovative approaches to art could be championed. In pursuit of this mission, in its early days, the museum established its reputation for identifying important new artists and changed its name a final time to become the Institute of Contemporary Art in 1948.

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. As the ICA's reputation grew around the nation, it paved the way for institutes and museums of “contemporary art” as well as artists' spaces and alternative venues

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24 Tips from Voters

Mandy W. on June 13, 2013

First Fridays are awesome!

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Amy K. on June 11, 2013

The contemporary wing at the MFA is so conservative and outmoded. The ICA is where it's at.

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Robert G. on June 11, 2013

check out first Fridays - great time!

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kimot2ltd on June 10, 2013

The view from the museum is divine as well.

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Elise M. on June 6, 2013

The art is always stimulating, but the water view and the locale make it extra special.

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Ann S. on July 25, 2012

Great space, super collection AND amazing dance performances.

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Amy D. on July 24, 2012

Go at night. The view over the harbor is unbeatable.

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kimot2ltd on June 29, 2012

For the view alone, but their permanent collections are astounding.

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Deborah W. on June 8, 2012

When you've seen, and live with, as much art as we do, it can get boring. The ICA is the perfect antidote for an overdose of, say, green landscapes or fishing shacks.

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Ashley T. on July 14, 2011

Sign up for their e-mail list and get a free admission.

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