Saturday, January 12, 2013

Safari #70: Free Thursdays at the ICA

If you're looking to start your weekend a little early, free Thursday night's at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is a great way to start. With rotating exhibits year round, free Thursdays are an easy and inexpensive way to broaden your art palate.

The current exhibit, Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980's, offers a holistic view of the diversity of work produced during the 80's including many pieces dealing with social issues.  If you want to learn more about specific pieces, use your cell phone to dial an audio guide.

The ICA is a short walk from Boston's South Station.

While you're in the area, don't forget to explore some of the fabulous restaurants and other sites nearby. Some of my favorites:
  • Papagayo - if you saw my post about tequila snow cones, you'll definitely want to head here afterwards for a meal.
  • Drink - in a place where no menus exist, simply tell your server what kind of drinks you enjoy, and one will be made especially for you.
  • More Art - take a look into the harbor for temporary floating art from the Boston Art Commission, and don't forget about the waterfront near the Children's Museum.  As of this week, Listener is now on display. Give it a shout!
*Image of the ICA kindly borrowed from