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The ICA, established in 1936, is one of the oldest "innovative art museums" in the USA. Its mission is to "present the art world's new trends, styles, topics and upcoming artists to inspire and reflect upon our contemporary time." Since 2000, after the construction of a great new geometrical building near the waterfront, it was decided to start a permanent collection, which is still sparse. Like most contemporary galleries and museums with small archive (think the New Museum, the Palais de Tokyo or Power Plant in Toronto,) it offers the exceptional discovery hits and terribly boring misses that time generally dilutes. So while, unlike the Tate Modern or the MoMA, you will not have the possibility of looking at a large permanent collection, it still generally presents daring shows that will make you think.(read less)
Techniques & Media: Film and Video Art, Installation, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Photography, Print, Sound Art
The ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue on Boston’s waterfront, adjacent to Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant. It is a short walk from downtown and easily accessible by public transportation. The ICA is short walk from either World Trade Center or Courthouse station.