The Institute of Contemporary Art
Striking contemporary art & performance space with glass-filled walls overlooking the Harbor. The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.
The primary activities of the ICA are threefold:
Our vision for the ICA is a “Radical Welcome.” This new strategic plan takes as inspiration artist Anna Deavere Smith’s idea of a “radical hospitality”—one embodying “hope, radical hospitality, and kindness”—a philosophy we are weaving into all of our activities and programs. We will strive to create a museum at the intersection of contemporary art and civic life, a museum that amplifies the artist’s voice and augments art’s role as educator, incubator, and convener for social engagement.