Shepard Fairey is arrested on a charge of vandalism on his way to DJ a party celebrating the opening of his exhibition. In a roundup of major arts developments in Boston during the closing decade, the Boston Globe puts the ICA at the top of the list, crediting the museum’s new building on Boston’s waterfront for ushering in new excitement and appreciation for contemporary art in the city. Andrew Witkin is named the winner of the 2008 James and Audrey Foster Prize. — 2010/EXHIBITIONS
The ICA presents the first museum survey of paintings by Mark Bradford, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2009. 2010/PERFORMANCE
Poet Anne Carson and choreographer Rashaun Mitchell present the world premiere of Knox, commissioned by the ICA and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy. Jenny Holzer presents a new text projection on the exterior of the ICA as part of her collaboration with Bessie Award-winning choreographer Miguel Gutierrez. 2010/NEWS
Helen Molesworth is appointed chief curator of the ICA. Speaking out against censorship, the ICA joins a number of cultural institutions across the country to screen David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly, recently removed from an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in response to pressure from prominent religious and political figures. Amie Siegel is named the winner of the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize. — 90
A brief history of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, from 1936 to 2011.