The first U.S. museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to Dada features more than eighty objects by Hans Arp, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, and others. 1980/NEWS
Steeped in the culture of the times, an ICA fundraiser offers an evening of roller-disco, with activities for skaters and spectators alike. 1980/CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
The Museum of Contemporary Art is founded in Los Angeles. — 1982/EXHIBITIONS
New Allegory is the first U.S. museum exhibition to introduce the work of Francesco Clemente and Anselm Kiefer, and among the first to show canvases by Julian Schnabel; all three are about to become some of the best-known painters of the decade. Art and Dance examines a century (1890–1980) of exchange between visual art and dance, featuring works by dozens of creative artists, including Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, and Yvonne Rainer, and performances by Marta Renzi and Dancers, among other companies. The ICA presents the early work of architect Frank Gehry, soon to become one of the most influential figures in his field. 1982/NEWS
David Ross joins the ICA as director, serving in that position until 1990. — 54
A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.