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“Waste of time”

The Institute of Contemporary Art
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Owner description: This museum features cutting-edge contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography.
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

$26 for seniors. Spent 15 minutes on the 4th floor, the only gallery open. No pictures, please.

Visited March 2012
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Essex, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Approach the ICA from the water if possible”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

The new ICA can be reached by the Silver Line. Has rotating exhibits of modern art. Nice dining area with wholesome food. Good quality items in the gift shop. Don't miss the window wall hallway upstairs with great harbor views.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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221 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“So Disappointed in this”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We waited for years for this museum and we are so disappointed in it. The art is beyond bizarre, which you would expect in the contemporary forum, but so often it is just stuff you wrinkle your nose at. Never loved the art at all no matter how often we try. The gift shop is amazing so that's great and the view it the back of the museum is fabulous but we often wonder why they made the outside of the museum just so damn ugly.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent exhibits, great view, a small gem”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

If you dig contemporary art, you should check out this museum. A beautiful building with a small number of quality exhibits. The surrounding area is increasingly a destination at night for bars and restaurants.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Eat in the cafeteria, take in the special exhibits. Wonderful museum!

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