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VCU Student Preview Night

Join us April 19 for an exclusive, VCU student event. Explore the ICA’s new building, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Preview Declaration, our inaugural exhibition. Screenprint a postcard with Studio Two Three. Contribute to VCU student Andrew Bell’s Collective Declaration. Music by Shanel the DJ. Free pizza and dessert. Free t-shirt for the first 100… Read more »

VCU Community Preview Day

  Join us April 19 for an exclusive, VCU Community event! Join us as we come together to celebrate the launch of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Explore the Markel Center–the ICA’s new building designed by Steven Holl Architects–and preview Declaration, our inaugural exhibition. See a dance performance in the galleries from 5–7… Read more »

ICA on the Road

As the VCU men’s basketball team travelled to Washington, DC for the Atlantic 10 tournament, the ICA was there to cheer on the Rams and to explore contemporary art in our nation’s capital. Keeping with our tradition, the ICA development team worked closely with curatorial staff to identify the most exciting places to engage with… Read more »

Call for Menders! – Lee Mingwei’s The Mending Project

As part of The Mending Project, visitors will bring to the ICA textile items that need mending. The mender will repair the item while engaging in conversation with the stranger who brought it. The aim is not to restore the item to its original condition, but to share as a “gift” memories during the course…

ICA Grand Opening Block Party

It’s finally here! The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU opens to the public on April 21 with a site-wide exhibition, Declaration, and a day-long Block Party showcasing Richmond’s curious-minded culture. Block Party will offer artists, makers, interactive activities, as well as live music, performances, and food. Held outdoors on the Markel Center grounds, Block… Read more »

Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tania Bruguera’s lecture today has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.   ICA and VCU Painting + Printmaking present a public lecture by artist Tania Bruguera. About the Artist Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist. Bruguera lives and works between New York and Havana. Bruguera has participated… Read more »

ICA at A-10, March 9–10

Free to ICA members and VCU Alumni. Not a member? Join for free! Explore Washington DC with ICA Before cheering on the Rams at A-10, explore what DC has to offer with ICA Chief Curator Stephanie Smith. The tours will focus on the art of the Phillips Collection and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,… Read more »

A TED Fellow Among Us

Declaration artist Paul Rucker will speak at the 2018 TED Conference, joining a class of 20 young innovators from four continents. Amazing news! Cellist and Visual Artist Paul Rucker, an iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow embedded here at the ICA, has been selected as a 2018 TED Fellow. He joins a class of 20 change-makers from… Read more »

ICA Q&A: Egbert Vongmalaithong

Retail Manager Egbert Vongmalaithong sat down to answer a few questions about his work at the ICA. What’s your role at the ICA? I’m overseeing the ICA’s retail. Before the opening there’s a lot of research to do, and I’ve modeled the shop to be more like a concept store. Once we are open I’ll… Read more »

Behind the ICA’s Christmas Parade Float

If you have ever attended the annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade in downtown Richmond, you have probably seen the handiwork of Craig Hott. He’s been making floats for the event for the past 19 years. “It’s enjoyable stuff, but very challenging and a lot of work,” he says. “It’s not rocket science by any means,… Read more »

Elementary Students Team Up with the ICA for InLight Festival

  “Take your eight pieces of paper and use the crayons on your table. Make these pieces of paper beautiful. Add a little pattern, maybe some polka dots, maybe write your name a bazillion times in pretty block letter art work. Be creative.” Those were the first lantern construction directions provided by teacher Stephanie O’Dell… Read more »

How involved would you like to be?

COMING SOON The Institute for Contemporary Art membership program is unlike any other currently offered in Richmond. Coming later this November, our simple three-tiered program will be easy to join and uses a unique loyalty system to reward member engagement and attendance at lectures, programs, and exhibitions. Check out the benefits below to find the… Read more »

Call for Participation! Richmond: Symphony of a City

Do you dream of sharing untold stories about our city of Richmond? Do you have family legends, speculations, or critical perspectives for Richmond’s future that could make for a great tale? If so, we invite you to contribute story ideas for a new project by artist Marinella Senatore, commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Art… Read more »

ICA Rocks the Stu!

Monday, November 13, 7 pm Stuart C. Siegel Center 1200 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23284 Tickets on sale Oct 25! Excitement is building for our grand opening, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to cheer on the Rams as they take on North Florida! Stop by our table on… Read more »

Contemporary RVA: Tour with the ICA

Join us for a free, ICA-led tour of galleries, artist-run projects, and other cultural spaces in the greater Richmond area. Students will talk with curators, gallery directors, and artists to learn more about Richmond’s contemporary art scene. This event is free and open to any VCU student who agrees to sign up for the ICA… Read more »

ICA Welcomes Back VCU

School is back in session, and the ICA was there during the first week of classes to welcome new and returning students, pass out some swag, and educate curious-minded individuals on all things ICA. “We have new and returning students coming back to campus, and we want remind them we’re here,” said Erin Hanas, Associate… Read more »

ICA Q&As: Meredith Carrington

Senior Graphic Designer Meredith Carrington sat down to answer a few questions about her work at the ICA. What’s your role at the ICA? I’m the gatekeeper of the visual brand for the ICA. There’s an amazing visual identity that was created by a number of folks, including the VCUarts staff and John Paolini, a… Read more »