Artnet, the New York-based art market and news website, has released their complete guide to the “biggest, baddest, boldest” museum openings in 2018. Topping the list is the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, set to open to the public with a community block party on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
On the ICA, Artnet says:
Positioned at the entryway of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus in the middle of Richmond’s arts district, the new Institute for Contemporary Art is the largest privately funded arts project in the school’s history.
The museum cost an estimated $41 million to build and was designed by Steven Holl Architects, the same firm that was responsible for two other major recent college art projects: the Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa in 2016 and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, which opened earlier this year. The ICA is set to open in April with “Declaration,” an exhibition bringing together 30 artists whose work addresses a variety of social issues.