When the Santa Monica Museum of Art left Bergamot Station at the end of May 2015, I said “stay tuned...." Now, one and a half years later, I want to tell you about our extraordinary transformation from SMMoA to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), which will open in the Arts District in September 2017 at 1717 East 7th Street.
Buoyed by a groundswell of support from across the worlds of art and culture we began a new adventure:
Our process has been quick, inspired, and unorthodox. As we push through the complexities of 2016 and into a new year, I ask for your support for our new endeavor. ICA LA has a proven track record of success that spans more than three decades of artistic, cultural, and political change. This is a meaningful investment at a challenging time. Admission will always be free, but construction, alas, is not.
Please help us build and sustain an ICA for LA.
With thanks and warm regards,