Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art serves to display and honor contemporary art, including visual, film/video, performance, and literature and offer educational programs to eager visitors. After the museum opened in 1948, its focus on contemporary art soon became the model for other museums of contemporary art to emulate. The museum began its permanent collection in 2006; among its strengths are works by women artists.
Backstory and Context
Many prominent artists were introduced to the United States through the Institute of Contemporary Art, including Georges Braque, Oskar Kokoschka, and Edvard Munch, and many held presentations here early in the career, such Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Laurie Anderson.
Photo: Institute of Contemporary Art, via Wikimedia Commons