Founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, the ICA Boston has paved the way for other museums of “contemporary art,” artists’ spaces, and alternative venues. The new waterfront building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2006.
One of Sol Lewitt's last public works, Bars of Color within Squares (MIT) is housed in Building 6C in the Physics department. The work covers the entire floor, some 5,500 square feet, and consists of 15 18-foot squares of brightly colored geometric patterns, created out in glass and epoxy terrazzo.
The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the only building actually designed by Le Corbusier in the United States, and one of only two in the Americas