NewsBites: Noteworthy tidbits for July 21, 2015

Richmond BizSense recognizes Patsy K. Pettus’ $1 million gift to the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU in honor of her late husband Hunter R. Pettus. The Grand Stairwell in the ICA will be named after the couple.

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Unraveling: An Artist’s Take on the Confederate Flag

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. last week, VCU’s Sonya Clark talks to NPR about confronting the Confederate flag. “This is an incredibly contentious symbol,” Clark states, “There is a way of dealing with contentiousness that is pure anger, and there are artists and people dealing with this symbol that way. I’m interested in the conversations that happens after the anger.”


New Horizons

A profile on ICA’s inaugural curator Lauren Ross.