The newest of Miami’s artistic contributions to the world, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, has opened its doors. Currently residing at its temporary location on Northeast 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, it will soon move to a new and luxurious home on Northeast 41st Street in the heart of Miami’s Design District. This new building, designed by Spanish firm Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos will boast 37,500 square feet, with more than 20,000 square feet of that space dedicated to exhibition galleries and another 15,000 square feet featuring a public sculpture garden.
ICA Miami’s mission statement claims that the institute is “dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.” The exhibitions will showcase artwork from both established and emerging contemporary artists from all over the globe, with a permanent collection that “articulates cornerstone moments in the careers of some of the most significant artists of our time.”
Admission is free, and the ICA Miami encourages art lovers of all ages to come and contemplate what it has to offer. The current exhibition of New York-based artist Ryan Sullivan’s distinctive paintings runs until August, with future exhibitions from Guccivuitton and Open Call—Web Based Art scheduled for May and August, respectively.
ICA Miami also offers educational and outreach programs for young artists and under-privileged youth as well as college-level seminar classes to adult art lovers and life-long learners. An ICA Family Day is scheduled for June 6, 2015.
Visit the ICA Miami at its current location at 4040 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami on Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to 7pm. Free admission.
All quotes from ICA Miami’s website.