This week after a busy morning, I took off to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) for the afternoon. I've only ever been once, because honestly some of the things there can be a little weird. Last time I went there was a lot of art featuring human hair. You get the idea. Anyways, I do like a lot of contemporary art so I decided to give it another go. The building is beautiful and right on the waterfront, and there are many great nearby activities to make a day out of it.
I'm so happy I went. Taking time to go to museums is not only relaxing, but it provides endless inspiration in other realms of your life that you never saw connections between before. I was so happy to see the main exhibit "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present". It was filled with pieces made from seemingly everyday fibers such as cotton, hemp, wool, and rope, used to create magnificent sculptures that defy gravity and space. The exhibit was filled with different vibrant colors, textures, shapes and patterns and was really fun to walk through. I had a great time taking tons of pictures and getting closer looks at all of the works and I highly recommend giving the exhibit a visit. Take a look at some of my pictures for a little mini tour...
Once you've had your fill of art and taken in the beautiful view below, head on over to Louis. It's right across from the ICA and is full of gorgeous high-end clothing, jewelry and home goods. Even if just to browse, it's a fun place to feast your eyes (and maybe get some retail therapy). After perusing, I walked over to the seaport location of Flour, one of my favorite bakeries. It's less than a ten minute walk and the perfect spot to unwind with a cup of tea and a pastry.
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
12 Farnsworth St. Boston MA 02210