The ICA’s press section is available for use by working members of the media. Here you will find information on current and upcoming exhibitions, projects, programming, and more.
Jessica McCadden, ICA, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 22, 2020
The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University has been nominated in USA Today’s 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards.
January 8, 2020
As director of development, Bryan will oversee fundraising and engagement for individual donors, corporate and foundation supporters, and the ICA’s membership program.
September 4, 2019
The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will kick off its fall programming with film screenings that showcase the work of the late author Toni Morrison and the singer-songwriter Solange Knowles.
Nine-Week Series that Explores What We Hold in Common and What Divides Us, and Will Inform Future ICA Programming.
June 6, 2019
ICA to host Wednesday and Saturday public engagements in the ICA’s Beverly W. Reynolds Gallery, designed specifically for this collaborative experience
April 10, 2019
Two-part exhibition located in the artist's family home/studio and at the ICA at VCU.
March 4, 2019
Richmond native Adam Pendleton and Whitney Curator Adrienne Edwards are named to the ICA Advisory Board, which supports the ICA in fulfilling its mission to present the art of our time and provide an open forum for dialogue and collaboration.
January 23, 2019
In October, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present “Great Force,” an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance to examine racial constructs in the United States. The exhibition will feature new commissions and recent work by an intergenerational group of 21 established and emerging artists, including Pope.L, Sable Elyse Smith, Charlotte Lagarde and Tomashi Jackson.
November 14, 2018
Convening the work of three visionary artists whose practices comprise diverse media, including video, installation, sound, performance, and photography, the ICA will activate the Steven Holl-designed Markel Center with immersive and experiential installations and dynamic public programming.
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU unveils fall 2018 exhibitions including projects by Rashid Johnson, Abbas Akhavan, David Hartt, Jonathas de Andrade, Julianne Swartz and Pascale Marthine Tayou
September 26, 2018
This fall, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present two exhibitions featuring leading international contemporary artists, including a major site-specific commission and artist-led performances. Opening simultaneously on Oct. 17, “Provocations: Rashid Johnson”and“Hedges, Edges, Dirt” both explore socially and culturally specific issues in nuanced, conceptual and poetic ways. Through these initiatives, the ICA will continue to present exhibitions that engage audiences with dynamic programming on themes of social relevance and local resonance.
Dominic Willsdon appointed executive director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University
September 6, 2018
After 12 years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Willsdon will lead Richmond’s first arts institution dedicated to contemporary art and shape the ongoing vision for the ICA
Projects by Rashid Johnson, Abbas Akhavan, David Hartt, Jonathas de Andrade, Julianne Swartz and Pascale Marthine Tayou will open Oct. 17.
June 23, 2018
This fall, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present two exhibitions featuring leading international contemporary artists, including two new site-specific commissions. Opening simultaneously on Oct. 17, “Provocations: Rashid Johnson” and “Hedges, Edges, Dirt” explore socially and culturally specific issues in nuanced, conceptual and poetic ways. Through these, the ICA will continue presenting exhibitions that engage audiences with dynamic programming on themes of social relevance and local resonance.
Institute for Contemporary Art unveils summer schedule of free public programs, including new ICA Cinema
May 23, 2018
The ICA will host a series of free, public programs this summer to coincide with its inaugural exhibition “Declaration,” on view through Sept. 9.
April 25, 2018
Richmond’s first major contemporary art institution welcomed more than 7,000 during opening weekend. The ICA at VCU opened to the public on April 21, 2018, with a free Block Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 29, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University today announced its new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) will open in Spring 2018.
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.