Stephanie Smith on Mark Dion

“We need Mark’s artful mix of science, nerdiness, creative obsession, wonder, and humor right now.”


First Impressions: The ICA at VCU

Richmond magazine staffers toured the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU April 25; here are our early thoughts

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VCU’s Artistic Addition

It’s the newest addition to the ever-growing VCU landscape downtown – the Institute for Contemporary Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA). The building itself is named the Markel Center, recognizing the incredible contributions made by that family.


Cityscape: Slices of Life and Scenes in Richmond

The new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University continues to take shape on the southwest corner of Belvidere and Broad streets.


Opening set for ICA at Broad and Belvidere

This fall, VCU will throw a party to unveil its new crown jewel. VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, or ICA, will open Oct. 28, with a day-long festival planned for the surrounding blocks.


Why Do Colleges Have So Much Art?

The role of art museums and contemporary art on today’s college campuses—including Virginia Commonwealth University.