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:
To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences
To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art-making
To design interpretative programs that provide context for, develop appreciation of, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture
A nonprofit organization, the ICA relies on a variety of funding sources for its programming, including memberships, grants, donations, admissions, and store and ticket sales.
June 2019 - August 2019
“I really enjoyed getting to work with the curatorial department. I got to experience so many different types of museum work. I saw the various parts of an exhibition come to life - from creating exhibition image boards, to editing exhibition books, to the actual installation of a show. Everyone at the ICA/Boston is so welcoming and open to interns wanting to learn more about museum work. ”
Art Lab Intern
“I enjoyed getting an understanding of the education department within a big art institution. I enjoyed helping with projects and programming that corresponds to the Art Lab department of the ICA. Getting an overall sense of the long term planning and minute details that goes into these large scale productions for programing at a contemporary art museum. I enjoyed making connection with other interns and staff at the ICA.”