Public Tours

Drop in for a free guided tour

Join our free guided tours and take a closer look at the ICA's current exhibitions and the architecture of the building. Tours are FREE with museum admission. 


September 4 – 28

6:00 PM | ICA Architecture
7:00 PM | Sounds Like

1:00 PM | ICA Architecture
2:30 PM | Sounds Like

ICA Architecture: Enjoy an exciting look at some of the unique features of the ICA’s one-of-a-kind, stunning architecture. Highlights will include the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, Poss Family Mediatheque, and John Hancock Founders Gallery.

Sounds Like: See and hear how sound inspires or accompanies key works on view. Join the conversation and imagine the soundtrack or discover the lyrics for works made by contemporary artists.

October 1 – January 4

6:00 PM | Process: Hand & Machine Made
7:00 PM | Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present

1:00 PM | Process: Hand & Machine Made
2:30 PM | Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present

Process: Hand & Machine Made: Join this lively conversation and discover the surprising ways contemporary artists create art at the ICA. See how artists fashion works by hand or via a range of 21st century and traditional tools, and sometimes together in the same work.

Fiber: Sculpture 1960-presentDiscover our feature exhibition in this interactive tour led by one of the ICA’s expert guides.

Tour locations:
check with our admissions staff at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center to find out where tours begin.

First-time visitor? Why not try one of our free introductory tours? The architecture tour focuses on the museum as a whole, showing architectural highlights and discussing the concepts behind architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design of the new ICA.

Groups of 10 or more and self-guided groups are welcome, but must book their visit in advance. Click here for more information.


Make the most of your visit with ICA Audio Commentary. Hear directly from the artists, curators, and local experts and experience our exhibitions from different perspectives.

FREE with gallery admission

3 Ways to Listen:

  • During your next visit borrow an iPod Nano for free at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center
  • Download the tracks to your own MP3 player by clicking here
  • Access on your cell phone by calling 617-231-4055 and follow the prompts
  • Audio Commentary is available anywhere you see this symbol 



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