“The first time I recall being thunderstruck by a work of art was at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, where I grew up. It was by Marcel Duchamp and I loved that it was a verbal and a visual pun. The piece was Tu m' and it set me on the path I walk today.”
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
100 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210
The Institute of Contemporary Art is Boston’s destination for exciting new visual art, dance, theater, music, film and more. Perched dramatically over Boston Harbor, the ICA’s stunning glass building, designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, offers breathtaking views of the ocean throughout the museum's galleries and public spaces.
This summer, catch the spectacular exhibition Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite (June 22 – October 14, 2012). A Boston-born artist, McElheny uses the ancient and labor intensive medium of glass to create objects of exceptional beauty—from luminous hanging starbursts to dazzling walls of mirrors. He draws on art history, mid-century modern design, and astronomy to encode his glassworks with information, turning these exquisite objects into repositories of meaning.
Other programs at the ICA this summer include the popular outdoor concert series Harborwalk Sounds, dance performances, waterfront DJ nights, chef demonstrations and more.
Liz Longley Sings in Harvard Square
WGBH has a new music video channel, bringing you closer to the incredible musicians who come through Boston.
Go to Worcester for the Art
Jared Bowen highly recommends a day trip to view this amazing collection.
Sample Music from Around the World
Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World, hosts a new show called Sound Tracks, exploring music across borders.