Posts Categorized: Past Events

ICA Rocks the Stu!

Monday, November 13, 7 pm Stuart C. Siegel Center 1200 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23284 Tickets on sale Oct 25! Excitement is building for our grand opening, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to cheer on the Rams as they take on North Florida! Stop by our table on… Read more »

Contemporary RVA: Tour with the ICA

Join us for a free, ICA-led tour of galleries, artist-run projects, and other cultural spaces in the greater Richmond area. Students will talk with curators, gallery directors, and artists to learn more about Richmond’s contemporary art scene. This event is free and open to any VCU student who agrees to sign up for the ICA… 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 »

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 »

Conversation: A Forum of Ideas

During the Spring 2016 semester, graduate and undergraduate VCU interior design students took their studies beyond the studio and into the university’s most high-profile construction project, the Institute for Contemporary Art’s (ICA) Markel Center. In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU School of the Arts Interior Design (IDES) faculty and BCWH Architecture colleagues (the ICA’s… Read more »

Current Art Fair: Panel Discussion

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Lisa Freiman, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, will moderate this discussion on how to start and build an art collection at Try-me, home of Pam and Bill Royall’s museum-quality collection. Panelists include Ted Elmore, Ashley Kistler, Jane Knox, Jennifer Sisk, and Woody Woodruff. Location Try-me 1623 West Main Street Tickets Free… Read more »

When Art Meets Fashion

Join your friends at the second annual “When Art Meets Fashion” event presented by Style Weekly in partnership with the ICA, Saks Fifth Avenue, and SPARC, on October 6, 2016. The evening will include a fashion show featuring an exclusive Saks designer and an art auction organized by local galleries. Proceeds benefit the ICA’s capital… Read more »

Attention and Seeing: Shaping New Museum Experiences

Attention and Seeing: Shaping New Museum Experiences

Phillip Long and Koven J. Smith University of Texas, Austin Every visitor to a museum brings with him or her a unique way of seeing and understanding shaped by his or her upbringing and selective concentration. Ten visitors to the same exhibition will, in effect, “see” 10 different exhibitions. And yet, museum experiences are still… Read more »

Museums and Big Data — Supporting Exploration, Innovation, and Audience Engagement in the Cultural Sector

Today’s museums are awash in data. With so many sources of information available, an organization can be drowning in numbers, but starved for real insight. Robert Stein, former Deputy Director of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), will examine how museums can begin to collect and analyze data to illuminate their practice and enhance their impact on visitors…. Read more »

Artist Talk: Nir Evron

Hear artist Nir Evron discuss his work on view in the exhibition Nir Evron: Projected Claims.  Free and open to the public About the artist Nir Evron lives in Tel Aviv. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); The International Center of Photography Triennial in… Read more »

First Friday with the ICA

Add the ICA to your First Friday art walk and join us in celebrating the opening of Nir Evron: Projected Claims. Free and open to the public   Image: Nir Evron, In Virgin Land (still), 2006. Digital video, stereo sound. Running time 12 min. Courtesy of the artist and Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv  

Art as Language: a panel moderated by Lisa Freiman

The Chrysalis Institute launches their fall theme, Creativity: The Soul Speaks, with a panel moderated by ICA Director Lisa Freiman, who has assembled a panel of creative arts professors discussing how their art enables them to “speak” in different languages. A group of musicians, visual artists, writers, and dancers will demonstrate how their art forms… Read more »

Lisa Tells All

Have any burning questions for ICA Director Lisa Freiman? She’ll tackle them over a beer at Isley Brewing Company. All ages are welcome. VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel will act as referee. Visit ica.vcu.edu and come armed with a zinger! Can’t make it? Tweet your questions to @VCU_ICA.

“Free Ice Water” Installation

John D. Freyer’s “Free Ice Water” installation can be seen in the ICA office window through March 31. Here’s a bit about the project. In 2013, VCU Professor John Freyer begun Free Ice Water, an art project in which he sits down with individuals for conversation over a Mason jar filled with ice water. Intended to… Read more »

When Art Meets Fashion

Please join us at Style Weekly’s When Art Meets Fashion event at Richmond’s Saks Fifth Avenue on April 11. Reynolds Gallery generously donated fine art which will be auctioned to benefit the ICA. Guest will also enjoy a Diane Von Furstenburg fashion show, music, cocktails and more. Tickets $75-$125 available here.