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VCU Breaks Ground on Steven Holl’s Institute of Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground this week on the Markel Center, the building that will house VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Institute is sited at a busy intersection at the edge of the Richmond campus, and will serve as a gateway between city and university.


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Being There: VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art Ground Breaking

Belvidere and West Broad has long been a frenetic crossroads. The old Elba and Ashland & Chesapeake railway stations were once nearby. Half a dozen city bus lines roll through regularly. And two federal highways and a pair of gas stations cater to motorists. But valet parking was a first for the neighborhood on Tuesday when Virginia Commonwealth University broke ground on its Institute for Contemporary Art, a highly-anticipated new exhibition and performance space.


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institute for contemporary art by steven holl set to break ground

work is set to get underway at virginia commonwealth university‘s ‘institute for contemporary art‘ in richmond, USA. designed by internationally acclaimed architect steven holl, the multidisciplinary institution will facilitate visual art, theater, music, dance and film performances for both academic and public audiences, in collaboration with the VCU school of the arts.


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Silvestri: The view from two parking lots

This month, we assembled on a perfectly good blacktopped parking lot to hear that Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art was going to happen, giving the city and the urban school a better face to welcome visitors and commuters.


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A colorful start for planned VCU arts center

With a shovel of dirt and a splatter of paint, Virginia Commonwealth University’s future Institute for Contemporary Art has officially marked its territory on West Broad Street.


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VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art underway

Virginia Commonwealth University on Tuesday broke ground on the Markel Center, the Steven Holl Architects-designed building that will house VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Art


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Going All the Way with the ICA

As part of the groundbreaking ceremonies at Belvidere and Broad streets for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art, significant contributors and officials donned white Tyvek suits, resembling the founding members of Devo, and upon high-rise lifters attempted a splatter action painting demonstration.


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VCU Breaks Ground on Institute for Contemporary Art

Contributors who helped Virginia Commonwealth University raise more than $31 million broke ground Tuesday for the Institute for Contemporary Art at the corner of Broad and Belvidere, expected to become “an icon for the City of Richmond.”


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VCU breaks ground on Institute for Contemporary Art

Arts Dean Joe Seipel, in a safety vest and hard hat, climbed onto a backhoe Tuesday and took a chunk of pavement out of the parking lot at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets.


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VCU raises curtains on plans for $35M project

Before the art, theater and music arrive at the corner of West Broad and Belvidere streets, there first will be hammers, backhoes and hardhats. Virginia Commonwealth University next month will break ground on the $35 million Institute for Contemporary Art, the school recently announced.


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Virginia Commonwealth University to break ground in June on art institute

Virginia Commonwealth University plans to break ground in June on the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA). The 41,000-square-foot arts institute will be built at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets in Richmond’s newly designated Downtown Arts District.


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VCU to break ground on new art facility in June

With a $27 million loan, Virginia Commonwealth University will begin work next month on the Institute for Contemporary Art at West Broad and North Belvidere streets.


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Director brings fight to TEDxRVA

Lisa Freiman is fighting what she calls “a crisis of conformity and standardization.”


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From our Publisher: Build it and we will create

OK, Greater Richmond and supporters of Virginia Commonwealth University, it’s rally time.

The missing shining piece in RVA’s emerging mosaic confirming it as a capital of creativity and innovation is oh-so-close to achieving a vital fundraising goal.


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Move Forward: Growing Together in 2014

GRID magazine tracked down a handful of Richmonders committed to moving the region forward in their own way. Unwavering in their commitment to RVA, the following contributors shared with us, in their own words, what they will remain focused on throughout 2014. And most importantly, how they plan to move us forward.


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Deja Vu: Faces and Places From Our Past Pages

Meanwhile, across town, VCU’s planned 40,000-square-foot Institute for Contemporary Art has accrued $24.6 million of its $33.8 million budget, and in July, the dynamic Lisa Freiman was hired as director.


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Getting Closer: VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Within five minutes of talking to the new director of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, you understand why she is a perfect fit for a place being described as an “incubator” and a destination “where ideas percolate.”