Thursday night at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)

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As a “grown-up” couple who has been in a relationship for 5 years, we decided to celebrate our anniversary by going on a cultural outing to The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects.

After getting out of the Courthouse T stop, we were greeting with this nice downtown Boston skyline.

boston, financial district, skyline, night time

The museum is famous for its architecture and its water front location.  For people who are not sure if this is their cup of tea, it’s great to go on a Thursday night during Target Free Thursday Nights from 5 to 9 pm every Thursday.  No reservation, no tickets needed.  You just walk right in and get on the elevator.

ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The current main exhibit is work by a L.A. native artist, Mark Bradford, who is well-known for his collages paintings made with found materials (old movie posters, plywood, signs, permanent end wave papers, etc.) around his south central L.A. studio.  His work makes you stop and think if you and I take our freedom for granted.

However, one of the most memorable piece for me was by a local Bostonian artist, Josiah McElheny, titled “Czech Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely”.  Since we couldn’t take pictures of the actual artwork, click here for a link to the piece.  It’s amazing how the sculpture is reflected back and forth by the mirror and the surface of the work itself.  Very mesmerizing.

All the galleries exhibiting artwork don’t allow photography, so here is a couple in Poss Family Mediatheque, a media area with artwork on display.  Yes, there were quite a few Mac screens.  I didn’t think anyone needs to see picture of them.

Poss Family Mediatheque, ICA, artistic shot

The waterfront area is so close to downtown, yet it seems to me like a little world within Boston.  A bridge like this ferries travelers back and forth.

and as “grown-ups”, we were able to celebrate our anniversary with an adult drink or two at The Barking Crab.  Cheers to the next 5 years of adventure!

maitai, barking crab, boston

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