1936–2011 Exhibition catalogue for Paul Gauguin, 1936.
Offices are rented at 114 State Street, and gallery space is provided by the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger Museums at Harvard University in Cambridge. 1936/EXHIBITIONS
The ICA’s inaugural season opens with the first survey exhibition of Paul Gauguin in the Boston area. 1936/NEWS
The ICA welcomes supporters to its first fundraiser, the Modern Art Ball, attended by many art-world luminaries, including Salvador and Gala Dalí, who arrive costumed as sharks. — 1937/EXHIBITIONS
Organized by MoMA director Alfred Barr, the first comprehensive survey of Dada and Surrealism sparks a flurry of press attention with works by Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Meret Oppenheim, who exhibits her now-famous fur-lined teacup, Objet (1936). 1937/LOCATION
The ICA relocates to 14 Newbury Street in Boston. Museum admission is 25¢. — 8
A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.