THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

 

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. 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Through May 10

FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS
6:00 PM | Process: Hand & Machine Made
7:00 PM | When the Stars Begin to Fall and Sonic Arboretum

SATURDAYS + SUNDAYS
1:00 PM | Process: Hand & Machine Made
2:30 PM | When the Stars Begin to Fall and Sonic Arboretum

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. 

Feature Tour: When the Stars Begin to Fall and Sonic Arboretum. See an astonishing range of works inspired by the American South as a place both real and imagined – and experience a soundscape installation unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before.

 



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.



ICA MOBILE GUIDE

Behind-the-scenes access to ICA art, architecture, performance + more—in and out of our galleries! Click here to learn more.  


ICA AUDIO COMMENTARY

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
  • Audio Commentary is available anywhere you see this symbol 

 


 

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