Gauguin catalogue cover, 1936

The ICA incorporates as the Boston Museum of Modern Art, a “renegade offspring of the Museum of Modern Art” in New York (MoMA). Among the oldest museums in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art, the ICA is led in its earliest years by young architect Nathaniel Saltonstall—then a spry 26 years old—as well as senior trustees W.G. Russell Allen and Thomas N. Metcalf.