To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a coupon pass that must be picked up at the library. You may then purchase discounted tickets at the ICA website using the Library Pass Coupon option, and must also present the library pass to validate the discount.
The library’s pass admits 2 people at $5.00 each. (Regular admission prices: General Admission, $15; Seniors: $13; Students: $10; Youth 17 and under, free.)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email. You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online.
The library’s pass allows general admission for 4 people at $5.00 each. (Regular admission prices: Adult $20, Senior $18, Student $13, Children under 18 free.)