1. The creation of the new ICA
For decades, Boston was seen as a buttoned-up, red-brick-and-granite city, more interested in Monets than the modern. That changed on Dec. 10, 2006, when the ICAs new glass-walled home opened on the South Boston waterfront. Three years later, the ICA continues to fill its galleries with innovative art and more than 250,000 visitors a year.