Modern. Artistic. Captivating.

Welcome to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where electrifying energy meets impeccable service and innovative cuisine. Whether you’re seeking to make a bold statement or immerse yourself in creativity, the ICA is the perfect destination for those who dare to be different—located on Boston Harbor in the city’s dynamic Seaport district.

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The ICA has emerged as a quintessential landmark in the cityscape alongside the stunning Boston Harbor. Showcasing collections from the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, paired with culinary excellence, offers an illuminating experience.

Putnam Investments Plaza

Nestled by Boston Harbor, the stunning outdoor Plaza sets the stage for unforgettable gatherings. Enjoy contemporary art, exquisite cuisine, and picturesque harbor views while celebrating under the stars.



The ICA is a striking architectural landmark in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District alongside Boston Harbor. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer breathtaking views of the Boston skyline, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable dining experiences.

State Street Corporation Lobby

Experience the essence of contemporary culture on the vibrant first floor of the ICA. With its captivating atmosphere, this space is ideal for unforgettable events and offers endless possibilities.

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

Indulge in the captivating Boston skyline from this extraordinary theater. Experience the dynamic cityscape and tranquil Boston Harbor through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering unparalleled views of the city’s vibrant skyline.

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Wine + Coffee Bar

 ICA’s galleries and The Catered Affair’s brilliant bites are paired with natural wines selected by nationally recognized sommelier Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Dear Annie. Where electrifying energy meets impeccable service and innovative cuisine, it is the perfect destination for those who dare to be different.

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Captivating and Vibrant.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is one of the first museums in the country devoted to the art of our time. Founded as a “renegade offspring” of New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1936, it was initially called the Boston Museum of Modern Art.

Director’s Circle Membership

Along the eastern interior wall of the lobby is the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, a space dedicated to original work commissioned by a new artist each year.

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Explore ICA’s corporate membership opportunities for unparalleled access to the vibrant culture, acclaimed exhibitions, tours, and programs to share with your colleagues. Experience endless possibilities for engagement and connection.

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Dining Experiences

We have created a quick reference when deciding which catering style will work best for you and your guests.  

Cocktail Parties

Inspired cocktail parties provide the ultimate in social revelry and culinary exploration. Feast on dinner by the bite with cocktail-size miniature meals, hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, and bountiful food stations.

Our craft cocktail and mocktail menu explores varying flavor profiles using premium ingredients.  

Seated Dinner

A seated dinner allows you to entertain beautifully with a traditional approach to dining.  Artistically prepared courses are served with precision while guests enjoy lively dinner conversations and celebrations. 

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Dinner Buffet

The dinner buffet boasts endless textures, flavors, and aromas. The menu items featured on a buffet are pleasing to larger groups and accommodate diverse tastes, allergies, and preferences.  

Immersive Experience

Experiences are everything, and guests today eagerly await original and immersive events that transport them to other worlds and times. Through multi-dimensional event design and highly curated menus to reflect the client’s vision, we are New England’s premiere experiential caterer. Explore how to create an extraordinary multi-sensory experience here.

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