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Our galleries are temporarily closed for installation until September 9. Our building remains open to the public, including the ICA Shop, Community Media Center, and the exhibition Doing Language : Word Work. View the calendar to see ongoing in-person and virtual events.

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First Friday: Great Force Exhibition Preview + Reception

Friday, Oct 4

6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Join us for a special First Friday, featuring the opening of our newest exhibition, Great Force, curated by Amber Esseiva. Through painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance, Great Force examines the reality of race in the United States with new commissions and recent work by an intergenerational group of 24 established and emerging artists. Live window painting by artist Tomashi Jackson (7 pm, Forum). Provocations performance by Chino Amobi (5 + 8 pm, Gallery 4). DJ Michael Demps, refreshments, and cash bar (6–9 pm).


First Fridays at the ICA are supported in part by the VCU Foundation.