The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU has set a new opening date: April 21, 2018. Originally scheduled for this month, the opening of the $41 million building was delayed due to construction, and the new building also needed to be acclimatized before art could be installed. “We’ve been working on this for quite some time. And now we have … the magic date.”
Paul Rucker has never shied away from controversy, but a small college in Pennsylvania may be putting his will to the test.
The hotly anticipated Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU will open in the spring of 2018, and hungry art patrons won’t have to leave the premises to grab a bite: Ellwood Thompson’s will open a cafe inside the new museum offering “healthy, locally sourced, made-in-house food,” according to a release. Expect coffee, juices and smoothies, baked goods, sandwiches and salads, and more fresh snacks and drinks.
As anticipation ratchets up for the opening of the hulking yet cool metal-clad Institute for Contemporary Art, Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market has announced another reason to visit the new landmark.
“The ICA is excited to partner with Ellwood’s to bring locally-sourced, healthy, delicious food to our visitors and campus community,” said Lisa Freiman, ICA inaugural director, in a news release. “When we open, we will be a forum for community engagement and dialogue and those values align with Ellwood’s. We both believe good food and drink are essential to a meaningful life.”
Artists Meghan K. Abadoo and Paul Rucker, and scholar Onaje X.O. Woodbine will join the group as it explores efforts to redress social disparities and inequities within VCU and the broader Richmond community while drawing on the transformative potential of arts and culture.
Working across disciplines, the visiting artists and scholar will support long-term planning to help shape and sustain the Core’s efforts, build partnerships with key community leaders, and collaborate with students, faculty and Richmond residents to carry out artistic projects, research and scholarly work.
“We need Mark’s artful mix of science, nerdiness, creative obsession, wonder, and humor right now.”
Officials announced the postponement Thursday and said the delay was due to a “revised schedule for the completion of construction and acclimatization of the new building before the art can be installed.”
Salons and barbershops have been central communication hubs in African-American communities for as long as they have existed. Detroit-based letterpress artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. knows this, and is working with 12 local barbers and salon owners to bring his art into their spaces.
Richmond magazine staffers toured the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU April 25; here are our early thoughts
The curves and planes of the Institute for Contemporary Art hummed with the whirring and grinding of progress and excited chatter on Tuesday, 185 days before opening festivities are set to begin.
If you’ve driven through the Broad and Belvidere intersection at any point in the last year and a few months, you’ve noticed the construction of a hulking glass and steel building that will soon house VCU’s new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
A first look at VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) is nothing if not an example of art mimicking life.
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.
The ICA’s inaugural exhibition, Declaration, will explore contemporary art’s power to catalyze change, and will feature painting, sculpture, multimedia works, site-specific installations, and time-based performances by emerging and established artists.
The new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University continues to take shape on the southwest corner of Belvidere and Broad streets.
An MFA Candidate at VCUarts, An Liu came to America to complete the two-year VCUarts Interior Arts program and experience interior design from the American perspective.
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.
The ICA’s Markel Center will open Oct. 28 at Belvidere and Broad streets with an exhibition called “Declarations,” featuring new works by artists from around the world.