Northeastern + Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects

Let’s face it, college is more fun with free stuff. For that reason, Northeastern’s super awesome deal to get students free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most treasured Husky perks. If you’re a fan of free art right at your doorstep, you’d better sit down for this one.

Northeastern just made the Institute of Contemporary Art free for students.

That’s right, there’s yet ANOTHER world-class art museum that is now absolutely free for all Northeastern students and faculty. All it’ll cost you is a T ride to the waterfront and a spare afternoon.

The ICA has been bringing the planet’s best contemporary artists together since 1936, and is now a staple of awesome architecture looking out over the harbor. They’ve always got a slew of rotating exhibits, often including pretty crazy performance art as well as interactive seminars from creators across the globe. They’re also home to the Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women, which was the largest gift of art a museum has ever received. It includes pieces that have been created over the past 100 years by groundbreaking women, and celebrates innovation and creativity in the face of oppression.

ica college night

Better yet, the ICA always has pretty awesome events just for college students. Now that Northeastern is an ICA member, all huskies can get in free to ICA College Night on November 10th from 6 to 10 pm. This fabulous evening includes food and drink, a photobooth (we LOVE photobooths), interactive art, and Boston-native DJ Knife. What better way to inaugurate your newly free admission to the ICA?

The ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue on the Waterfront. While it’s further away from campus than the oh-so-convenient MFA, it’s not a far jaunt on the MBTA. Your best bet is to take the Green line to Park Street or the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing, and from either of those switch to the Red line to South Station. From there, it’s naught but a ten minute walk to the ICA.

Hours: Tuesday + Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursday + Friday: 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturday + Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM. Closed Monday.

Admission: FREE


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