I had not planned to visit the ICA, but, as I was visiting the de la Cruz Collection and had already parked in the unique artistic parking structure, Museum Garage, where there is a minimum of 3 hours, I decided to explore the ICA after the de la Cruz Collecion. I am glad that I did, though, when I was doing my initial research on places to visit in the area, I did not realise how close it is to the de la Cruz. : – a triumph of accidental urban planning, perhaps? The two art collections, which are free, provided a better selection of contemporary art than that currently on show at the Perez Museum in Miami, for which you pay for admission and (at an mouth-watering cost) for parking.
ICA Miami has art displayed across its three-storey building funded by Norman Braman and his wife and designed in 2017 by Aranguren & Gallegos architects to mimic a “Magic Box” for art with its bright and geometrically textured street façade, with a simpler façade with windows overlooking the sculpture garden at the rear, allowing light to flow in from that elevation, and with views out.
The floors of the gallery are flexible and high, allowing for a variety of work to be shown, currently several artists on the ground floor including Robert Grosvenor and Chris Ofili, with the upper floors given over to substantial exhibitions by an individual artist on each floor – Larry Bell (Time Machines) and Judy Chicago (A Reckoning).
A great space with great art and I look forward to visiting again later in the year when I am back in Miami.