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Established in 1947, the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) was originally a refuge from the constraints of traditional art. The ICA is the legacy of renegade artists Roland Penrose, Peter Watson, Herbert Read, Peter Gregory, Geoffrey Grigson, and E. L. T. Mesens, who created a haven for their radical theories and practices. This new institution was a space where artists, and other academics including scientists and writers, could explore concepts outside the paradigm established by the archetypal Royal Academy. Today the ICA is housed in the Nash House, at 17-18 Dover Street. The ICA ...

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January 18, 2016

The Rubell Family Collection

Originally established in New York City, the Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is a remarkable assemblage of contemporary art. Founded in 1964, the collection is still growing and is one of the world’s largest and privately owned collections of contemporary art. The collection was relocated to Miami in 1993, and is now displayed within a 45,000-square-foot facility that once operated as a confiscated goods space for the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Rubell family is recognized for their work in pioneering the “Miami model,” in which collectors establish their own private museums to ...

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January 15, 2016

Camden Arts Centre

Located in Camden, a borough of London, the Camden Arts Centre is a nonprofit dedicated to the exhibition and education concerning contemporary art. Many of the programs provided by the Camden Arts Centre are centered on artists, but the institution also provides members of the public the opportunity to observe the processes of the artists. The centre has many gallery spaces, as well as studio space for members of the community to pursue creative interests like ceramics, painting, drawing and writing. The Centre offers exhibitions featuring emerging English and international arts, as well ...

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