Fan Pier Cornerstone Institute of Contemporary Art Raises $25 Million

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ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future Article Courtesy of The Boston Globe | By Geoff Edgers The Institute of Contemporary Art, just five years after opening its first permanent home, is flexing its newfound financial muscle. The ICA will announce today that it has raised $25 million toward a $50 million campaign, the bulk of which will dramatically boost its endowment. That is an important step in stabilizing the museum’s future. The ICA opened an attention-getting building on Fan Pier in 2006, and it has since used innovative programming to spearhead a boom in regional attention to contemporary art. But it is working with an endowment of just $9.9 million, a figure dwarfed by the endowments at several other … [Read more...]

Fan Pier News – Institute of Contemporary Art Revitalizing Boston’s Waterfront

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Contemporary and Boston, Opposites No Longer Article Courtesy of:  The New York Times - By JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI “There’s one thing I’ve heard over and over again here,” says Edward Saywell, the top contemporary art curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who is showing off works by Ellsworth Kelly, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman and other contemporary artists in his domain, including many new ones. “They say, ‘This can’t be Boston,’ and I say, ‘Yes, it really is.’ ” Big shows, love affairs and art all night. The people in Mr. Saywell’s tale are marveling at the museum’s new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, an airy 80,000 square-foot space that opened in mid-September, but they may as well be talking about the city … [Read more...]

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