21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. With over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a dedicated video lounge, the museum features dynamic group and solo exhibitions, as well as permanent, commissioned installations. The exhibitions in the reception area gallery and in the lower atrium gallery will change approximately every six months, and will feature artworks from the International Contemporary Art Foundation, from the collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, and from artists, museums, and other private and public collections.
In early 2008, the 21c Museum Foundation changed its name to the International Contemporary Art Foundation in order to solidify its position in the nonprofit community and to further denote its separation from the for-profit hotel. This has been a change in name only; all operating procedures will remain the same. The founders felt it was important for the foundation that operates the 21c Museum to have the distinction of being nonprofit, a fact that was unclear under the old name. With this change, we hope to become a more prominent member in the local and national community, promoting greater understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art for all audiences- and to encourage open, creative expression of all art forms.