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Museums Special

Jill Medvedow (ICA) and Malcolm Rogers (MFA): a conversation

One of them leads Boston’s biggest museum, the other runs one of the city’s greatest cultural success stories. We brought Institute of Contemporary Art director Jill Medvedow and Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers together

Globe: We’ve heard so much about Boston being asleep at the wheel as far as collecting 20th-century art. Why is that?

Malcolm Ro gers: Traditionally, Boston’s been a fairly conservative city and it’s definitely the case that the collecting institutions, we reflect the tastes of the city. Taste can be changed, and we do have a moment now when taste really is changing and there is a passion to make contemporary art more central.

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