Posts By: mbscanlon

VCU’s Edward A. Wayne Medal and Extraordinary Philanthropy

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Edward A. Wayne Medal was awarded to True Farr Luck and Charles S. “Charlie” Luck in recognition of their extraordinary philanthropy and volunteer service at VCU. Established in 1971, the medal honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided exemplary services to VCU.

Digital Downloads

Show your ICA spirit! Update your desktop and mobile devices with screensavers and banners featuring the ICA’s iconic building, the Markel Center, in a repeating pattern. Download Instructions: Right click /Ctrl + click and select “Save Image As…” to download the image file. Smart Phones & Ereaders (vertical) >> Desktop (horizontal) >> Social Banners >>… Read more »

Words of Wisdom

As we celebrate the Class of 2016, our staff would like to share a few words of advice — some practical, some aspirational — to help them transition into the workforce and realize their dreams for the future. Congratulations graduates! We look forward to welcoming you back to campus and to the ICA in 2017…. Read more »

Donor Q&A: Micheal Sparks

Micheal Sparks, design and branding expert and ICA supporter, discusses his expectations and hopes for the ICA. 1. What does the ICA mean to you and why do you support it? Through art and its geographic location, the ICA will act as a “bridge” for the community to come together and discuss issues using contemporary… Read more »

HQ’s Garden

The ICA’s headquarters is located in a one-level storefront on Broad Street, just a block from the construction site. One of the best, yet little known, features of the space is the rear patio and box garden. Spring 2016 marks the first anniversary, and our second spring, of our staff working in the space. Last… Read more »

Donor Q&A: Sara Reed

Sara Reed, art and design historian and ICA supporter, discusses her expectations and hopes for the ICA. 1. What does the ICA mean to you and why do you support it? I really see the ICA as a place for making connections, bringing our community together to make new connections through challenging and innovative works… Read more »

Donor Q&A: VCUarts Professor Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark, artist, educator, and ICA supporter, discusses her expectations and hopes for the ICA. 1. What does the ICA mean to you and why do you support it? The ICA is pure opportunity. It’s a vessel to bring the diverse populations of Richmond together around thought and action. The ICA presents a real opportunity… Read more »

ICA Digital Wallpapers

To help start the new year right — and to thank you for joining us on our journey — we’re sharing these complimentary ICA wallpapers for your digital devices and social accounts. The digital files, featuring the wireframe logo, were initially conceived as possible interior treatments for ICA headquarters. When an alternative idea was accepted… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Installing “Projected Claims”

As a Ph.D. student in art history and curatorial intern, I spend the majority of my time researching, writing, traveling, and gazing at works of art. Sounds fun, right? (Actually, it really is!) Yet for the sake of making it sound so sublime, I must tell you there is dirty work involved. One of the… Read more »

Lauren Ross on New Dominion

For years I’ve been a fan and friend of Mixed Greens gallery in New York City so when they reached out to me in the spring and asked me if I wanted to curate a summer show of Richmond artists, I jumped at the chance.  At that point I had been in Richmond for only…

The Pollak Society Luncheon with Steven Holl

The Pollak Society, a group of arts enthusiasts and community supporters for VCUarts, were invited to a luncheon with Steven Holl at the Virginia Center for Architecture, where his exhibition “Forking Time” was mounted. Holl made remarks, as did several key supporters of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art.

Steven Holl Architects: Forking Time: Opening Exhibition

An exhibition featuring Steven Holl Architects watercolors and study models of the new VCU Institute for Contemporary Art. Steven Holl Architects Senior Partner Chris McVoy gave remarks. VCU students and the community responded to the question “What do you hope to experience at the VCU ICA?” via social media. See their thoughts here. Read a review… Read more »