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New ICA makes a 'very, very cool' impression

Artists, critics, academics take preopening tour

Shirley Gray of Chestnut Hill was among those who attended a special tour of the Institute of Contemporary Art, where she viewed ‘‘Beetle Manifesto XIII (Genesis)’’ by Tam Van Tran.
By Mark Shanahan
Globe Staff / December 3, 2006

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Strolling through the Institute of Contemporary Art's dramatic new digs, Thomas Messer pronounced himself positively wowed yesterday. A onetime ICA director who went on to become boss of New York's Guggenheim Museum, Messer, 86, remembers when the ICA was barely subsisting. (Full article: 583 words)

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