Contemporary Art

Endowment: The Institute of Contemporary Art

Contemporary art is a reflection of our culture and values, expressing how we think through the issues of our time. The Foundation’s partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston brings that experience to our community.

Our sustained commitment to the ICA began in 1993 when Barbara Lee joined the museum’s board of trustees. In 2006 Barbara was a driving force behind the ICA’s move from Boylston Street to its new waterfront location, along with the selection of the new museum’s award-winning design.

Today, our partnership with the ICA adds a vibrant element to Boston’s cultural life. The museum is committed to showcasing women contemporary artists, including recent exhibitions of work by Roni Horn and the late Louise Bourgeois. The 325-seat Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater showcases video and live performances.

Read about the newly endowed Barbara Lee Chief Curator post and the Campaign for Leadership and Legacy here: Boston Globe: ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future

Photo credit: Peter Vanderwarker

Photo credit: Peter Vanderwarker