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Museum Announces New Lecture Series “ICA SPEAKS”


New series fully funded through gift from the Lampert Family Foundation

New series fully funded through gift from the Lampert Family Foundation

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) announced today its newest initiative, ICA SPEAKS, an artist lecture series focused on promoting the exchange of art and ideas. The inaugural 2015-16 season features a series of talks given by artists represented in ICA Miami's permanent collection, including Roe Ethridge, Nicole Eisenman, Jorge Pardo, John Miller, and Richard Tuttle. This series, which is open to the public at no cost, is made possible by a generous gift from Eddie and Kinga Lampert through the Lampert Family Foundation. ICA SPEAKS reflects the museum’s ongoing commitment to providing a dynamic and critical platform for the most innovative and experimental artists working today.

“We thank Eddie and Kinga Lampert for their generous support of this new programming initiative,” said Alex Gartenfeld, ICA Miami Deputy Director and Chief Curator. “ICA Miami is committed to producing new scholarship and dialogue around contemporary art, and ICA SPEAKS invites the museum's community to hear from today’s cutting-edge artists and to engage with our permanent collection in new and meaningful ways.”

“Eddie and I are honored to provide support for ICA Miami’s new public programming series, ICA SPEAKS, which underscores the institution’s dedication to serving the local community,” said Kinga Lampert. “Through ICA SPEAKS, ICA Miami continues to bolster its commitment to providing a platform for contemporary artists worldwide and offers another way in which audiences can directly connect to the art of today.”

The program will be held in Miami Design District’s Palm Court as part of the continued partnership between the museum and Miami Design District Associates.

Dedicated to presenting boundary-pushing contemporary art and to expanding the educational resources of the Miami region, ICA Miami is mounting major solo exhibitions on Alex Bag and Shannon Ebner during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 in its current location in the landmark Moore building. The museum will present a comprehensive survey of John Miller’s work, opening on February 18 through June 5, 2016. ICA Miami is concurrently moving forward with plans to build a new, permanent home, designed by the Spanish firm Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos. With 20,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden, the new 37,500-square-foot building will create an enduring cultural and educational resource for the local community and for audiences from throughout the region and beyond. The design and construction of the new museum are being funded entirely by a major capital gift from Irma and Norman Braman.