Santa Monica Museum of Art announces change of name and venue for 2017

ICA LA new building sketch by architecture firm wHY

The Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) announced today that the institution will be undergoing a change in identity as well as location. The SMMoA, which closed its Bergamot Station location last year, will reopen as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in a new site to be renovated by architecture firm wHY in the city’s downtown arts district. Set in a former 12,700sqft (approx. 3,800sqm) garment manufacturing facility, the new home will include 7,000sqft of exhibition space, an 'experimental kitchen-café' and a retail store. It's scheduled to open in Spring 2017.

6 May 2016.