Indianapolis Contemporary is the first local nonprofit arts organization to close its operations due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A press release from I/C Board president Casey Cronin says an internal review shows it would no longer be economically feasible to continue it’s mission as the impact of the coronavirus will create more economic hardships and reduce exhibition opportunities.
Indianapolis Contemporary began in 2001 as the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. It hosted monthly First Friday shows and a variety of local and national contemporary art exhibitions in the Murphy Building in Fountain Square.
In 2016 IMOCA, moved out of the building and began offering exhibitions at City Way downtown. Last year it relaunched as Indianapolis Contemporary, or I/C. Its new vision included the curation of numerous pop up art exhibits, an online magazine called ABSTRACT and a collaborative effort hosting lectures and programs at the near East side art space known as Re:Public.