Closer Look

Style Weekly takes a “Closer Look” at the new VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Celebrated contemporary art curator Lisa Freiman exiting IMA

Lisa Freiman — known for overseeing the opening of 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, for placing art in The Alexander hotel and for serving as U.S. commissioner for the 2011 Venice Biennale — is leaving the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

VCU art center could be gateway for community

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.

Capital of creativity: VCU art center will ignite, delight, enlighten

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.

Twists and Turns Challenge Museum’s Designers

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.

Architect Steven Holl on Museum Design and the “Plane of the Present”

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.

Architect for ICA speaks at Windmueller Artist Lecture

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.

The Architect’s Mind

How did Steven Holl create Richmond’s new Institute for Contemporary Art?