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Institute for Contemporary Art tops off in Miami’s Design District

The 35,000-square-foot facility plans to open in 2017

Aerial view of the Institute for Contemporary Art in the Miami Design District
Courtesy of ICA

The 35,000-square-foot permanent home for the Institute of Contemporary Art has topped off in the Miami Design District.

Planned to open in late 2017, the independently funded three-story museum will include a 20,000-square-foot exhibition space and a 15,000 square feet sculpture garden.

"The new ICA Miami will be a cultural anchor and gathering place for the Design District, a forum for the exchange of ideas, and an exhibition space for established and emerging artists," says ICA Miami Director Ellen Salpeter. "Our new home will also help catalyze the Miami Design District – and continue to elevate our neighborhood into an internationally known cultural destination."

The museum was designed by Spain’s Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, the team’s first project in the United States. The ICA is currently operating its program in the Moore Building at 4040 Northeast Second Ave.

Miami Design District Associates donated much of the land while Irma and Norman Braman provided a large capital gift.

About the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, the ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time.

Launched in 2014 and currently located in the landmark Moore Building, ICA Miami will open its new permanent home in Miami’s Design District onDecember 1, 2017. The museum’s central location positions it as a cultural anchor within the community and enhances its role in developing cultural literacy throughout the Miami region. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.