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UICA prepares for grand-reopening in July

Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 11:51:37-05

The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) is getting a fresh start in 2021 as they move to a new location, bring in new exhibits, and so much more!

The UICA has made the Woodbridge N. Ferric Building their new home. In preparation for reopening on July 15, UICA has been making adjustments to the lobby, corridor, and galleries. By activating the outdoor grounds and creating auxiliary spaces, these living-room-style areas will serve as comfortable gathering places to sit, meet, read, or work while surrounded by art.

With the move bringing the institute closer to KCAD, it allows UICA to have a stronger, more intentional alignment with KCAD. UICA’s exhibition schedule will shift to three openings per year—fall, spring, and summer—following KCAD’s semester schedule to better serve and engage students.

Once open, a series of rotating shows will invite artists to respond to the historical building’s unique spaces in ways that focus on the interconnections of space, identity, and human experience.

The UICA is also hosting open calls for these future exhibits. Artists can apply to submit their work to the following exhibits: The Art of Living Together, Other World, and Whereabouts: The Influence of Place and Space. For more details on how to apply along with deadline dates, click here.

To learn more about future exhibits, visit