As Boston museums surge, galleries struggle to keep up
Contemporary art is surging in Boston. So why is the gallery scene here so often overlooked? The flowering of interest in contemporary work took off five years ago with the Institute of Contemporary Art’s move from a cramped, ungracious space to its new waterfront building. In September, the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art opened at the Museum of Fine Arts. And there’s more institutional attention to come. But commercial galleries are struggling, with the economy, and a city that has not been viewed as supportive.