The ICA’s press section is available for use by working members of the media. Here you’ll find all the latest releases on current and upcoming exhibitions, projects, programming, and more.

Declaration, April 21-September 9

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU will open in April with exhibition that celebrates diverse perspectives

February 15, 2018

The ICA will open with the inaugural exhibition, “Declaration,” an exploration of contemporary art’s power to respond to pressing social issues through the voices of 33 emerging and established artists from Richmond and around the globe.

Interim Director Joe Seipel

VCU School of the Arts Dean Emeritus Joseph Seipel to serve as interim ICA director

January 16, 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University announced today that Joseph H. Seipel, dean emeritus of the VCU School of the Arts, has agreed to serve as interim director of the university’s Institute for Contemporary Art.

Photo of the Reflecting Pool in the Thinking Field. Photo by Iwan Baan

New Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Expands Curatorial Team In advance of April 2018 Opening in Richmond, VA

December 14, 2017

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) today announced the promotion of Amber Esseiva to Assistant Curator and the appointment of Enjoli Moon to the newly created position of Adjunct Assistant Curator of Film.

Photo of the Royall Forum. Photo by Iwan Baan

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Will Open April 2018

October 17, 2017

On April 21, 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects.

Image of the I C A from Belvidere Street

New Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Will Open in Richmond Spring 2018

June 29, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University today announced its new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) will open in Spring 2018.

Aerial shot of the ICA, photo by Iwan Baan

Inaugural Exhibition, Declaration, Will Examine Art’s Crucial Role in the World Today and Will Premiere Many New Commissions and Works

February 7, 2017

The ICA’s inaugural exhibition, Declaration, will explore contemporary art’s power to catalyze change, and will feature painting, sculpture, multimedia works, site-specific installations, and time-based performances by emerging and established artists.

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Media in Richmond:

Lesley Bruno
Communications Manager
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

Media outside Richmond:

Ilana Simon
Resnicow Schroeder Associates

Megan Ardery
Resnicow Schroeder Associates