Institute of Contemporary Art Completes Construction In The Design District

Construction is now complete at the 37,500 square foot Institute of Contemporary Art in the Design District, designed by Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos.

Opening is scheduled for December 1, 2017, in time for Art Basel.

The museum is entirely privately funded.


Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami Completes Construction of its Permanent Home in the Miami Design District; Opening Set for December 1, 2017

ICA Miami’s programming and community outreach continues as installation of inaugural exhibitions and commissions begin

Miami, FL – June 13, 2017 – The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, the latest milestone in Miami’s emergence as an international arts destination, has completed construction of its permanent home in the Miami Design District. The construction completion sets into motion a six month timeline in which the museum will ready the building’s galleries, interior spaces and sculpture garden for the public opening on December 1, 2017 in advance of Art Basel Miami Beach. Leading up to the opening, the museum continues its dynamic public and education offerings, comprising free public events, adult and youth education programs, and community outreach.

“When we open in December, the new ICA Miami will instantly become a gathering place for our diverse community, a cultural destination in the heart of Miami, and a platform for the most exciting artists of our time,” says ICA Miami Director Ellen Salpeter. “Best of all, admission to ICA Miami will remain free to the public so audiences from all corners of our community can enjoy our new building and sculpture garden – and the content and programs that lie within.”


ICA Miami’s new building will be inaugurated by the major survey, The Everywhere Studio, exploring the artist’s studio from the post-war period to the present day. The exhibition encompasses some 100 works by 50 artists ranging from Roy Lichtenstein and Bruce Nauman, to Andy Warhol and Rosemarie Trockel. The museum will also unveil newly commissioned works in the ground floor galleries and sculpture garden by Allora & Calzadilla, Chris Ofili, Charles Gaines, and Miami artists Mark Handforth and Tomm El-Saieh.

The first U.S. construction project designed by Spain’s Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, ICA Miami’s permanent home will more than double the museum’s exhibition space, including 20,000 square feet of flexible galleries on three floors, including new areas for educational and community programming, and a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden. With construction complete, the current phase of ICA Miami’s preparations for the opening include finalizing interiors, installing works of art, and outfitting the sculpture garden with inviting landscaping and seating.

The design and construction of ICA Miami’s new permanent home, along with the acquisition of land for the sculpture garden, has been funded entirely by a major capital gift from Irma and Norman Braman. The capital campaign for the new building has been additionally supported by a generous donation of land by Miami Design District Associates. The museum is currently in the quiet phases of an operational campaign to support and ensure the long-term sustainability of the institution.