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December 12, 2016
VCUarts Awards $25,000 in Funding for Undergraduate Research Grants

VCUarts supports student scholarship by annually funding undergraduate research grants. The program enhances traditional course work through thought-provoking discussions and hands-on experience that spark curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation. Students are encouraged to work in multidisciplinary teams and are led by a faculty mentor. Each team can request up to $3,000 in funding. Congratulations…

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December 09, 2016
Congratulations December Graduates!

VCU News profiled some of the remarkable students receiving their degrees this weekend, including Art History’s doctoral graduate, Owen Duffy. Here is the profile on Duffy from the VCU News article: Ranging from working at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, mere miles away on the Boulevard, to racking up new stamps in his passport…

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November 28, 2016
Don’t Stress Out! Relax With the VCUarts Activity Book

You’re back from Thanksgiving break. Graduation is in two weeks. Finals are in three weeks. Winter break is around the corner. This can be a stressful time of year with projects, crits and final exams. We’re big believers in taking the occasional mental break to give your brain a reset, so we created a VCUarts-themed…

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November 28, 2016
Research Director Weighs in on National Arts Climate

One can only assume the state of the arts under a new political administration, but the Washington Post took the time to reach out to representatives from different areas of art to get their thoughts. Our very own Sarah B. Cunningham, executive director of research and former director for arts education at the National Endowment…

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November 28, 2016
Comm Arts Associate Professor Featured in Italian Publication

Communication Arts Associate Professor Stephen Alcorn was featured in Italy’s premier cultural quarterly, “Prometeo,” where his nine-page essay “Botanical Sketchbook: Reflections on the Daily Practice of Drawing from Nature,” extols the benefits and virtues of drawing directly from nature on a daily basis and features full-color reproductions from his most recent botany and vegetation-inspired botanical…

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November 22, 2016
Black Friday Shopping for Art School Supplies

While many of us will still be on the couch in our pajamas, there are a chosen few who will brave and battle for the best deals of the year on Black Friday. This isn’t just a good time to check off your holiday gift list, but it’s a great time to stock up on…

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November 21, 2016
VCUarts 2016-17 Faculty Research Grant Recipients

Each year, the VCUarts Dean’s Office provides research grant opportunities to support high quality faculty research and exploratory work. Grants provide funding to support all stages of research, from initial exploration to the creation and presentation of new work. Congratulations to the following faculty who have been awarded exploratory and research grants for the 2016-17…

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November 17, 2016
Sonya Clark Receives Anonymous Was a Woman Prize

Anonymous Was a Woman honors women artists over 40 who are at a critical moment in their lives or careers. Named after a line in a Virginia Woolf book, the award was created in 1996 in response to the decision of the National Endowment of the Arts to stop supporting individual artists. Little else is…

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November 16, 2016
Forging New Roads: Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts

There’s a point in an designer’s life when they come to a crossroad in their creative journey. Some choose to immediately pursue a career after their undergraduate studies, while others dive right into a graduate program. Or, in the case of Anika Sarin (M.F.A. ‘17), you may decide to forge your own path by starting…

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November 07, 2016
Psychology Launches an Interactive Public Art Project

Compelled to counter the the divisiveness, negativity and bigotry of our country’s national political conversation, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division for Inclusive Excellence and Department of Psychology are partnering to launch a public interactive art project on Thursday, November 17. UNITY is circular arrangement of 32 poles in a large field. Each pole is labeled with…

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November 03, 2016
Cupid Ojala and Cobi Moules

This event invites Cupid Ojala and Cobi Moules, each a transgender artist, to VCU in spring 2017. The artists will discuss their personal journeys and how those journeys have developed into the focus of their work. This event is a springboard to further advance conversations about LGBTQ artists, gender and visibility at VCU.

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