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A Visionary Rule Breaker: ICA’s Jill Medvedow10:57
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Death House Prison, Rawlins, Wyoming, 2000. (Courtesy of Stephen Tourlentes)
Death House Prison, Rawlins, Wyoming, 2000. (Courtesy of Stephen Tourlentes)

Jill Medvedow became the director of Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in 1998, when the museum was housed in a cramped 19th century brick Victorian building in Boston's Back Bay.  That brick home is now a distant memory.

The ICA has been an important Boston institution since its founding in 1936, introducing Americans to such artists as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Edvard Munch, and Laurie Anderson.  Now, in its new home on Boston's Fan Pier, it stands alone as an architectural landmark.  But the road to that new home wasn't easy.

We speak with Jill Medvedow and Stephen Tourlentes, a finalist for the ICA's Foster Prize.

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This program aired on September 23, 2010.

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