Dear VCUarts Students, Faculty and Staff,
It is my pleasure to share with you the news that VCUarts will be reclaiming the Anderson Building (formerly the Anderson Gallery) as a student exhibition facility. For now, thesis exhibitions and other student shows will take place in our beloved Anderson. While we hold fast to a desire for exhibition space that will serve as the primary gallery for the school, we are extremely excited to once again enliven the Anderson with the ongoing presence of students and the work of our students.
As for the coming Arts Research Institute and the Center for the Creative Economy, the revised plan, in its infancy, is to locate them both on the first floor of the Depot, building on the vision of that facility as a site for interdisciplinary activity.
Given the premium on space within the School of the Arts, it is nearly impossible to move one thing and not have to move others as a result. This plan will require some shifting. I am, however, confident that these decisions are in the best interest of the School and affected programs.
James Frazier, EdD, MFA (Professor)
Interim Dean, School of the Arts
Special Assistant to the Provost for VCUarts in Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University