NewYorkTimes

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, is that rare public research institution that has put the arts front and center. It hired Mr. Holl to design a 41,000-square-foot building for a new Institute of Contemporary Art that will extend an arts-led downtown revitalization. Mr. Holl anchors the museum with a 72-foot-high torqued metal tower as a billboard for art. A tall glass-walled entrance invites visitors to a forum within for public events.


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Today’s Top Opinion: The arts contribute to a Dynamic Dominion

“You can be a museum or you can be modern, but you cannot be both,” quipped Gertrude Stein. New York’s Museum of Modern Art proved her wrong. Countless other arts institutions suggest that museums are not sepulchres but repositories of life.


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ICA Gallery Named After Bev Reynolds

The first-floor gallery in the Markel Center of the Institute for Contemporary Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University will be named in honor of Beverly W. Reynolds.

“It is appropriate and wonderful that one of the most prominent spaces in the ICA be named for Bev Reynolds, one of the most prominent supporters of the arts in our city’s history,” said VCU President Michael Rao.


RichmondBizSense

VCU Stamps Reynolds Name on Upcoming Gallery

With $3 million in donations given on her behalf, a local arts supporter will now lend her name to part of VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Art. The school announced Tuesday that the first-floor art gallery in the new $35 million building will be named for Beverly Reynolds, founder and director of Reynolds Gallery in the Fan.


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Slow Build

Try as hard as you like, Lisa Freiman will not be rushed into naming an opening date for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Though an excavator pierced asphalt at the intersection of Broad and Belvidere streets in Richmond last June, Freiman, the director of the $35 million, 43,000-square-foot institute, is more interested in doing it right than doing it fast.


CommonwealthTimes

ICA announces curator, still under construction

The [ICA] announced earlier this month that Lauren Ross has been chosen as curator, and will begin her new position Oct. 6. Ross said her responsibilities as curator will include designating the museum’s opening programs, organizing exhibitions and actively collaborating with people in the education departments who are in charge of producing appropriate programs for a variety of audiences with things such as lectures, tours or workshops.


ArtDaily.org

Lauren Ross named inaugural curator of VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University announced it has appointed Lauren Ross as curator of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, opening in 2016. Ross is currently the Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was previously the first curator of arts programs at the High Line in New York.


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Lauren Ross named inaugural curator of VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University announced it has appointed Lauren Ross as curator of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, opening in 2016. Ross is currently the Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was previously the first curator of arts programs at the High Line in New York.