Posts By: mbscanlon

Digital Swag: Summer in the City

Celebrate summer in Richmond with our ICA-branded digital swag! Update your desktop and mobile devices with wallpapers featuring the ICA’s ignition color palette and the Richmond skyline—along with some notable VCU landmarks. And yes, that’s the Markel Center, three buildings from the left. Download Instructions: Right click / Ctrl + click and select “Save Image… Read more »

Pam and Bill Royall Receive VCU’s 2017 Edward A. Wayne Medal

The Edward A. Wayne Medal is one of the highest honors awarded by VCU, and is given in recognition of extraordinary generosity and service to the university and the community. And in May of 2017, during commencement, the medal was presented to Institute for Contemporary Art supporters Pam and Bill Royall. In her speech recognizing… Read more »

Marketing Students Use the ICA for Experiential Learning

Since its inception, VCU School of Business students have worked on a myriad of different projects with the ICA, and in spring 2017, Associate Professor Jodie Ferguson, Ph.D. gave her Experiential Marketing (MKTG 430) class the opportunity to participate in some experiential learning with us. “We’ve been very fortunate to have a great relationship with… Read more »

Radical Listening

Community Conversations with the Institute for Contemporary Art Maggie Walker Governor’s School — 3rd Floor Forum Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-7pm We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for what the Institute for Contemporary Art — ICA for short — can do to be a convener and catalyst for VCU, Richmond and beyond. Join… Read more »

Radical Listening

Community Conversations with the Institute for Contemporary Art VCUarts Depot Building, 814 W Broad Street Monday, May 22, 5:30-7pm We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for what the Institute for Contemporary Art — ICA for short — can do to be a convener and catalyst for VCU, Richmond and beyond. Join us… Read more »

Radical Listening

Community Conversations with the Institute for Contemporary Art VCUarts Depot Building, 814 W Broad Street Thursday, May 18, 5:30-7pm We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for what the Institute for Contemporary Art — ICA for short — can do to be a convener and catalyst for VCU, Richmond and beyond. Join us… Read more »

Radical Listening

Community Conversations with the Institute for Contemporary Art Richmond Public Library – Main Branch, Gellman Room Thursday, May 11, 5:30-7pm We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for what the Institute for Contemporary Art — ICA for short — can do to be a convener and catalyst for VCU, Richmond and beyond. Join… Read more »

Radical Listening

Community Conversations with the Institute for Contemporary Art Richmond Public Library – Main Branch, Auditorium Monday, April 24, 5:30-7pm We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for what the Institute for Contemporary Art — ICA for short — can do to be a convener and catalyst for VCU, Richmond and beyond. Join us… Read more »

Inventing ICA: Artist Perspective with Paul Rucker

In this talk and performance, artist Paul Rucker will share stories from REWIND — an ambitious installation that re-envisions historical events and links them to current issues of race, class, and injustice in America. Rucker will also present an excerpt from Stories from the Trees, a powerful multi-media cello performance that creates a live soundtrack… Read more »

Guest Blogger Deb Sokolow: Research for an Idiosyncratic Visitor’s Guide

“In all fictions, each time a man meets diverse alternatives, he chooses one and eliminates the others; in the work of the virtually impossible-to-disentangle Ts’ui Pen, the character chooses—simultaneously— all of them. He creates, thereby, ‘several futures,’ several times, which themselves proliferate and fork.” – The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges When the… Read more »

Green Guide to the Building (Part 3)

Upon completion of construction in 2017, the ICA will submit for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization committed to sustainable practices in building and construction. State buildings in Virginia are required to consider sustainability and must pass one of the following three standards: LEED Certification at… Read more »

RTD Presents: Arts in Richmond

Learn more about this culture hub we call home. Join reporters Markus Schmidt, Katherine Calos, and others to hear the latest updates on the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, local music, Virginia’s many film and TV projects, and more. Part of the Richmond Times-Dispatch‘s second annual RTD Presents Speaker Series. Guest speakers include Lisa… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Building Interdisciplinary Relationships

Erin Hanas, associate curator of academic programs, shares her goals for coordinating faculty and student engagement. 1. What is a typical day for you and/or your team?   Planning meetings and conversations — often related to programming ideas we are developing — but every day brings something new and different and creatively challenging. This ranges… Read more »

Marching on Monument

March on Monument 2017

Today we join Richmond’s March on Monument, and we stand, in solidarity with those who believe in the power of equality and justice. As we march past monuments to Confederate soldiers, I am reminded that Richmond is also a place where creative expression and alternative voices reveal a history of pride in our differences and… Read more »

Winter 2017 Audience Survey

Please complete the following survey so that we may better understand our audience’s preferences for receiving information in the digital sphere. All responses are strictly confidential and will only be used to inform the communications strategy for the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Thank you for your support. Launch Survey… Read more »

Inventing ICA: Process and Transparency

Inventing ICA

Our goal is to bring transparency to the process of creativity in all its facets — from architecture to technology and from planning to programming. As we onboard a growing team that will make the ICA a reality, we aim to bring a number of thought leaders to Richmond to discuss topics integral to our development and… Read more »

Wrapping the ICA’s Headquarters

Inspired by a commitment to creativity, our staff decided earlier this year that the façade of the ICA’s temporary headquarters at 818 West Broad Street should undergo a bold, vivid makeover. Based on the ICA’s brand identity, a once stark white brick storefront now features a bright color palette of red, pink, and purple. Using… Read more »

A Forum of Ideas — A Collaborative Program with VCUarts Interior Design

This past spring, 38 undergraduate and 8 graduate VCU interior design students were given the opportunity to take their studies beyond the studio and into the real world. In a joint collaboration between ICA staff, School of the Arts Interior Design (IDES) faculty, and BCWH Architecture colleagues, students were asked to examine design challenges presented… Read more »

Digital Wallpapers — Design Studies for the ICA

In light of our recent collaboration with VCUarts Interior Design and BCWH Architects, we’re sharing select works by participating VCUarts interior design students as digital wallpapers for your desktop and mobile devices. Download Instructions: Right click/Ctrl + click and select “Save Image As…” to download the image file. Desktop (horizontal): An Liu, Forum Interior, digital sketch >>… Read more »

The ICA Auditorium

As construction crews removed the scaffolding and support systems around the exterior of the Markel Center last summer, the sloping plane that supports the auditorium seating was revealed. In keeping with the ICA’s mission to be ever-changing, Steven Holl Architects designed the auditorium to be a flexible and dynamic space that can accommodate the broadest possible range of… Read more »