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
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.
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.”
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.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s board has approved short-term financing for construction of a $38 million gallery and performance arts institute.
Before the art, theater and music arrive at the corner of West Broad and Belvidere streets, there first will be hammers, backhoes and hardhats.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa Freiman is fighting what she calls “a crisis of conformity and standardization.”
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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.
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.”
The two-day art, food and music festival is being held at more than a dozen venues in the Fan, Jackson Ward and downtown, ranging from The Camel in the 1600 block of West Broad to the Hippodrome on Second Street between Marshall and Leigh streets.
Lisa Freiman, the inaugural director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art, says, “The city is at a tipping point in terms of its role as a progressive cultural hub.”
What does Director Lisa Freiman have planned for VCU’s new multi-million dollar art institute?
Exploring the realms of a digital consciousness, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art presents Synaptic Bliss, a four-channel video by Aziz and Cucher during the Fall Line Fest this Friday and Saturday.
The Institute for Contemporary Art is nearly halfway to its fundraising goal.
The future home of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art will be the site of an Aziz + Cucher video installation as part of next month’s Richmond Fall Line Fest.