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Three New Members Appointed to Board of Trustees

Miami, FL
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Manny Kadre, Elle Macpherson, and Cynthia Fiske Join Museum’s Prestigious Board Reflecting Strong Community Support in Advance of New Permanent Home in 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees, signaling the ongoing growth of support for the institution and its mission. Cynthia Fiske, Manny Kadre, and Elle Macpherson join the Board’s existing members, complementing the range of community advocates, philanthropists, business leaders, and dedicated contemporary art collectors, who have come together in support of the growing museum. As ICA Miami prepares for the opening of its new permanent home in the Miami Design District next year, the developing support for the museum reflects its role as a hub and resource for the community.

“We are pleased to welcome these terrific additions to our Board, who share a dedication to expanding community access to contemporary art in the local Miami region and internationally,” said Irma Braman, Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees. Added Co-Chair Ray Ellen Yarkin, “The addition of Manny, Elle, and Cynthia brings exciting range of new perspective and depth to our board. As a national business leader and avid contemporary art collector, Manny is deeply committed to the Miami region and serves on the leadership of many important civic and educational institutions. Elle is an influence and a force in business, culture, fashion, and philanthropy, and has deep experience with major international and local non-profits. Finally, Cynthia is a strong champion of ICA Miami and, through her role at Cartier, has made a profound impact on the arts.”

“As we look to the opening of our new permanent home in the Design District, the growing support from both the local and international community of art, philanthropy, business, and education leaders signals the important role of the museum in the region, as well as internationally,” said Ellen Salpeter, ICA Miami Director. “I look forward to working closely with our three new trustees, all of whom are deeply committed to enriching the cultural landscape in Miami and to supporting our rapidly growing institution.”

Established in 2014, ICA Miami is currently located in the historic Moore Building and offers free admission to its programs, supporting the museum’s goal of expanding educational resources and providing the widest audience possible with access to contemporary art. ICA Miami anticipates the opening of its permanent home in the Design District in 2017. The new location will strengthen the museum’s goals to provide cutting-edge, innovative art in an expanded and flexible space, advancing the museum’s exhibition and education outreach programs within Miami-Dade’s cultural landscape.

Located at NE 41 Street, the new 37,500-square-foot building was designed by Spanish Firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos. The design and construction of the new museum is being supported entirely by a significant donation from Irma and Norman Braman, with the land for the new building donated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra’s Craig Robins and L Real Estate. ICA Miami is in currently in the quiet phases of an operational campaign to support and ensure the long-term sustainability of the new institution.

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