A caption beneath a recently discovered cave-wall etching reads, "Ceci n'est pas une parasaurolophus," giving curious insight into the primitive beginnings of modern art. Experience the evolution of expression with today's Groupon: for $45, first-time members get a yearlong dual or family membership to the Institute of Contemporary Art (a $95 value). Groupon holders have until August 30 to exchange their Groupon for membership cards, from which point they'll enjoy a year of free admission and membership perks.
Housed in an architectural wonder overlooking the waterfront, the ICA treats visitors to a world-class collection of contemporary art spanning all variety of modern media. The dual membership arms two art enthusiasts, one power couple, or a yoke of well-trained oxen in trench coats with an annual membership, which includes two personalized membership cards, enabling either half of your preferred duo to visit the museum with or without the other. The family membership comes with unlimited free admission for two adults and any children under 18—perfect for inspiring a budding artist already well versed in mashed-potato sculpting and drywall canvases to explore other mediums before applying to college. Members are also invited to the annual ICA family event, receive discounts and advance notice on ICA family programs, and may take advantage of a 10 percent discount to the Water Café and the ICA Store.
The progressive halls and folded walls of the ICA showcase virtually every outlet for artistic expression, including photography, painting, sculpture, and installations. With a permanent collection featured alongside constantly changing exhibitions, the ICA, like Cher, is constantly evolving and never gets old. The museum also plays host to performing arts, film and video events, informative lectures and talks, and family programs throughout the year. Some events are free, and others require a small fee, which is discounted for members.
100 Northern Ave.
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