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International Center of Photography Museum

250 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-3010
+1 212-857-0000
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Fantastic thought-provoking exhibits!

I really enjoyed my visit to the ICP Museum. The exhibits were thought-provoking and very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patty F
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
Not for everyone

This is not truly a photography exhibit in the artistic sense more like a political display and... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
orrdin
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Armonk
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The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students, and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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250 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-3010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the ICP Museum. The exhibits were thought-provoking and very well done. I will say that it's probably not for everyone, however. The topics were very serious, as the exhibits I experienced ranged from global warming to refugees to transgender....More

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is not truly a photography exhibit in the artistic sense more like a political display and also there's no standing exhibition so things change regularly. Best to check what your going to see before you pay to go in.

Thank orrdin
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

So we set out with the trusty guide book that sent us up near the MoMa which is totally the wrong direction so we headed for the school who gave us the actual address. It's only two floors but very thought-provoking stuff. The exhibition we...More

Thank Scifibooknut
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went with three teenagers, some of which were not exited to go... but the exhibit was engaging for them. They even thanked us for taking them there, haha. We were there for about less than two hours. The exhibit does not have only photographs...More

1  Thank mprp3k
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This museum is hard to rate since it does not appear to have a permanent exhibition. Fact is, this is not a museum of photography per se. A relatively small space, which is used for temporary exhibitions. The value of the current privacy, public, something...More

1  Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 14 December 2016

this is one of my favorite museums. they were on 6th ave, but they lost the lease, so they moved to the Bowery. now that neighborhood is in a renaissance (which in some ways is unfortunate -- can never be the same once a Whole...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 9 December 2016

​ It's not a place you go to stare at and be dazzled by visually-pleasing, well-crafted photos, although some of them can be described that way. The photo installations (and some videos) offer insights on popular culture and socio-political issues, past and present. I found...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed wonderful exhibits at the former location but this visit to the new museum was depressing. In addition to entering through the food area, the show "Public, Private, Secret" was in a much smaller display area than was used at the former site....More

Thank lpal
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

There's nothing interesting to see here but morden rubish and pretensious art. I paid 14 usd expecting to see something original and unique, but there was nothing like that at this place. I'm used to visit the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie), in Paris,...More

Thank Iwatchdogyou
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This museum did not click with us. Very modern and largely video based. There were about 6 artists featured - only one got our interest. Tickets are $14.

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