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BOSTONIANS OF THE YEAR

The Visionary

Jill Medvedow hired untested architects to design a gutsy contemporary art museum and started building before all the money was in hand. Her gamble paid off.


(Photo by Tanit Sakakini) Photo by Tanit Sakakini
By Rachel Strutt
December 31, 2006

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On December 10, opening day of the new Institute of Contemporary Art, nearly 8,000 visitors marched through an ingenious structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro that features a dramatic cantilever suspended over steps that spill toward Boston Harbor. The person behind the first art museum to be built in Boston in nearly 100 years is ICA director Jill Medvedow, ... (Full article: 892 words)

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