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The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art says it will open gallery space at The Alexander hotel in the CityWay neighborhood. The free exhibition is scheduled to open in September.
March 31, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. -- In partnership with CityWay and The Alexander hotel, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) will add 3,000 square feet of exhibition space at CityWay in September 2014.
"For both iMOCA and The Alexander," said Shauta Marsh, iMOCA's executive director, "the quality of art we exhibit is paramount. This partnership leverages both organizations' commitment to Indianapolis' thriving cultural community and will offer rotating works of art by renowned artists of all mediums."
Currently under construction in The Alexander's south plaza lobby, the new gallery will provide a stunning art experience for visitors and continue iMOCA's increasing role in city life, with more free-to-the-public museum space and expanded education programs for students and children.
"CityWay inspires a new kind of city lifestyle, with a world-class business hotel – The Alexander, modern apartments, and restaurants. CityWay is committed to supporting a vibrant arts community through the iMOCA partnership," said Scott Travis, senior vice president of Buckingham Companies.
The new museum space faces The Alexander's plaza along South Street and will give iMOCA a total of 5,500 square feet of exhibition space at its two locations. iMOCA and CityWay will encourage residents and visitors alike to bike and walk The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, that connects the two gallery locations located less than one mile apart.
iMOCA at CityWay is tentatively scheduled to open in September of this year.
IMOCA brings contemporary exhibitions and programs to our community to stimulate minds, inspire new discoveries and demonstrate the vital connections between visual culture and life. Admission and parking are free. Ninety percent of our exhibits are commissioned. All our programs and exhibitions are made possible with support from The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Grant), The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, The Efroymson Family Fund, The Glick Fund, Halstead Architects, KEJ Foundation, The Tracy Haddad Foundation, The Netherleigh Fund, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Murphy Arts L.L.C., Penrod Foundation, and Big Car Art + Design.
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CityWay is a dynamic new 10-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses a 209-room luxury hotel – The Alexander, The Residences at CityWay apartments and destination restaurants and will include 40,000 square feet of retail and office space, as well as a state-of-the-art YMCA. Contemporary art is incorporated throughout the public spaces, including more than ten site specific commissions for The Alexander hotel and graffiti art in the parking garages. With a pedestrian friendly urban design, the mix of public spaces, offices, residential and retail make CityWay an attractive place to work, play and live, and serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.
Sources: CityWay, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art