Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

The ICA has a new home at Boston's Fan Pier in South Boston.

The main Galleries are located in the top cantilevered section of the building. More photos here.

Features of the building are explained in
"A lenticular glass wall facing the harbour is a special feature of the Long Gallery... Composed of microscopic vertical lenses, the glass permits vision out when viewed from a perpendicular direction but blocks vision when viewed from an angle."

And reviewed by The New York Times:
"... the architects have harnessed the harbor setting to induce a reflective mood."

I wonder why they don't call it Boston ICA? BICA!

Thanks Tropolism
Categories:Art Architecture

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