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1936–2011 Exhibition catalogue for Paul Gauguin, 1936.

1936/LOCATION

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

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A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.

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A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.

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