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Artist Asks How Far We’ve Really Progressed Since the Civil War

Read about Sonya Clark’s new work Unravelling and Unravelled–a piece in which she painstakingly unravels the Confederate flag. The piece, along with work by seven other Richmond-based artists (Ben Durham, John D. Freyer, Susie Ganch, Hope Ginsburg, Noa Glazer, Arnold Joseph Kemp, and Richard Roth) will be on view as part of  New Dominion, curated by Lauren Ross for Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City.


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Style Weekly – Women in the Arts Awards

On a recent Friday, Marcia Thalhimer and her husband Harry caught the end of the “Forbidden” exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and saw an opening at the Reynolds Gallery. The next day, they went to the symphony. This is what brings Thalhimer joy: seeing, hearing and supporting the arts, all over town. “I cannot imagine not having art as part of my life,” she says.


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Modern Painters – January 2015

Previously curator at Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum and the High Line in New York, Lauren Ross has taken off for Richmond, Virginia, where she now serves as the inaugural curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, slated to open in 2017.


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Art in America – People

Lauren Ross has been hired as the inaugural curator of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art. She joins the ICA from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., where she was curator of modern and contemporary art.


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Beverly Reynolds Obituary

Beverly Ward. Beverly Reynolds, who was a devoted wife, loving mother, mischievous grandmother and the Founder and Director of the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA, died on November 23 at her home. She was 68. Beverly was a driving force in creating a vibrant contemporary arts community in Richmond and lived a life of style, substance, and spirit. She was gifted, generous, tenacious, tough, curious, opinionated, tender- hearted, compassionate, creative and committed to making a difference and a contribution. She laughed easily and delighted in creating places and opportunities for family and friends to spend time together. Bev loved life and the people in it with her, especially her family.


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Wyckoff: The passing of a giant

A steady flow of art lovers strolled up and down Main Street on First Friday a few weeks ago, past the food trucks selling waffles and chocolate concoctions, stopping at this gallery or that, and ending up, always, at Reynolds Gallery. You saved the best till last. It was guaranteed to be the most interesting art, the most surprising, curious, outrageous, breathtaking or haunting show, and always worth seeing — whether you liked the work or not. And you probably came to see Bev.


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Editorial: Bev Reynolds enlivened Richmond’s arts scene

“They also serve who only stand and wait.” The words come from Milton and often have described the home front during times of war.

Beverly Reynolds did not stand and wait. She moved and acted and led. Her passion also suggested that a flourishing arts community relies not only on painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and others involved in the creative process but on gallery owners, museum curators and directors, company managers and those who nourish the arts generally.


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Beverly Reynolds, founder-director of the Reynolds Gallery, dies at 68

Beverly Reynolds once said that she considered Richmond “the most significant art center on the East Coast except for New York.” As the founder-director of the Reynolds Gallery, Mrs. Reynolds, who died Sunday night at the age of 68, worked for 37 years to help the city attain that lofty status in the art world.


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Tireless Arts Leader, Beverly Reynolds, Has Died

Beverly Ward Reynolds, owner and director of the Reynolds Gallery and a longtime supporter of the local arts scene, passed away on Sunday due to complications from cancer. She was 68.

Over the past 30 years, Reynolds brought important artists to Richmond from Sally Mann to Jasper Johns, and she was heavily involved with the upcoming Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recently it was decided that the first-floor gallery in the Markel Center of the ICA would be named in her honor.


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VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art and its Dynamic Director, Lisa Freiman

The ICA will be a non-collecting museum for the art of the now. Lisa has been described as hugely ambitious and incredibly driven. I would say she is a force of nature. She has a vision for the ICA and she’s relentless in realizing that vision. she is also warm, funny and very smart.


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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.


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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, 41,000-square-foot institute, is more interested in doing it right than doing it fast.


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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.


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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 2017. 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 2017. 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.