Formerly The Boston Museum of Modern Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art has made a prominent name for itself in the city since its inception in 1936. Located on Boston’s waterfront, even its beautiful building is a work of art. Among the artists whose work was introduced to U.S. Picture 16audiences by the ICA are Cubist Georges Braque, Expressionists Oskar Kokoschka and Edvard Munch (The Scream), as well as Andy Warhol.

Here, you will find access to contemporary art as well as artists and the creative process, encouraging audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in new art. The museum hosts numerous courses, talks and films for families, teens and educators each month so be sure to check the calendar of events to find out what is currently going on. For young adults, don’t miss the teen filmmaking program Fast Forward where participants become the producers of their own documentaries.

Insider’s Tip: Every Thursday night, the museum offers complimentary admission from 5 to 9 pm for Target Free Thursday Nights.