Ten art exhibits to check out this fall

By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2012


THIS WILL HAVE BEEN |November 15–March 3 | Institute of Contemporary Art ::

"I think there was a kind of '80s embarrassment," says Institute of Contemporary Art curator Helen Molesworth, whose major survey of the decade, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s," opens at the museum in November. It's a deeply personal version of that repressed history, and at the same time a landmark effort — the sort of hip, deep, scholarly show that truly great museums do. Its thrilling scope and ambition trumpets her and the ICA's aim to (re)make history.

READ MORE: "Futures past | "This Will Have Been" at the ICA Boston" by Greg Cook

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