This newish Design District institution was formed when the board of MoCA North Miami split off from the original institution (the politics and ethics of which have been thoroughly debated within the art world, to no firm resolution). The past firmly behind them, ICA is looking forward to a bright future, with a brand-new, 35,000-square-foot building that opened in late 2017 just around the corner from the de la Cruz Collection. Before the opening, they worked out of the historic Moore building on 2nd Avenue, where they hosted some of the most interesting exhibitions in the city, in no small part due to the influence of their young and (justifiably) hyped chief curator Alex Gartenfeld. Gartenfeld is known for bringing in some of the world’s most forward-thinking contemporary artists, and he’s also got an incredible collection at his disposal, with some of the city’s most important collectors—Martin Margulies, the Braman family, and the de la Cruzes—among the donor pool. It’s a critical stop on any walk through the Design District.

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