Virginia Commonwealth University’s planned museum of contemporary art has its first director.
VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art will attract new people and new businesses to Richmond, Joseph Seipel said.
And it will have great coffee, too.
Much has been written lately about Richmond emerging as a Capital of Creativity. Recently, John Bryan of CultureWorks and the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Tom Silvestri wrote in Commentary about Richmond showing up on the national radar in regard to innovation and how we can harness artists’ thinking to give businesses a leg up. The top-ranked VCU School of the Arts stands at the epicenter of that potential.
Shaped like boxes twisted and stacked one upon the other, and infused with glass panels and cantilevered spaces, a new art museum in Richmond presented significant structural challenges.
The principal architect of Steven Holl Architects, Holl has received numerous awards, including the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, and has executed an immense portfolio of built work showcasing his integration of humanist theory and functional design. He and firm senior partner Chris McVoy were recently selected to realize their scheme for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
On the centennial of Pollak’s art schooling, we celebrate how she and so many others enriched Richmond.
Steven Holl, the architect for the Institute for Contemporary Art, has everything planned, down to the smallest details of having the sounds of falling water near the entrance for the building.
With his buildings in the US and China (and in countries in between), Steven Holl has amassed an impressive collection of structures that are both modern and environmentally-minded. His work is now coming to Richmond.
How did Steven Holl create Richmond’s new Institute for Contemporary Art?
Six months after unveiling the final design for the Institute for Contemporary Art, donations have exceeded $20 million dollars, only $12 million short of the $32 million goal.
Virginia Commonwealth University is well on its way to raising the money needed to begin work on a $32 million art museum.
The university announced this week it has raised $20 million for the Institute for Contemporary Art.
Virginia Commonwealth University is more than halfway toward its goal of raising the funds needed to begin work on the new $32 million Institute for Contemporary Art.
It’s a great day to be Steven Holl Architects. The firm just celebrated the pre-opening of the long awaited Sliced Porosity Block in China (with special guest, the Prime Minister of Singapore) and passing the $20 million dollar mark in its campaign to build an Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia.
Designed by architect Steven Holl, the multidisciplinary arts institution will serve as a catalyst for exhibitions, programs, research and collaboration, working with VCUarts, the top public university graduate arts and design program in the U.S.
An exhibit opens later this week that shows how VCU’s forthcoming Institute for Contemporary Art building evolved.
VCU’s buildings rise higher, Manchester beckons and sports development takes a spot on the agenda.
The architect Steven Holl, who has long blurred the line between art and his own work, conceived of a joint project for Washington, D.C., in the 1980s with iconoclastic artist Vito Acconci.