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December 11, 2018
The legacy of the Masonic Temple, an artists’ sanctuary

On November 30, VCU hosted the “VCU 50: Commemorating History” symposium, reflecting on the many challenges and opportunities the university has faced since its founding half a century ago. During the session “History of Art and Place at VCU,” art history alumnus Richard DiCicco (BA ’14)—the Arts Writer for the VCUarts Communications Office—presented his research on…

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December 07, 2018
Art and Medicine: Morgan Yacoe (BFA ’11)

Morgan Yacoe (BFA ’11) is a VCUarts Sculpture alumna who combines her artistic practice with medical science to investigate the relationship between art and medicine. VCU Alumni took a closer look at her recent projects including casting a woman’s torso. Yacoe took a casting of the torso of a woman who had undergone a unilateral mastectomy,…

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December 07, 2018
VCUarts faculty in Best Movies of 2018 by The New Yorker

We are pleased to announce that Gavagai, developed by VCUarts Cinema professor Kirk Kjeldsen and Rob Tregenza, program director, as well as Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, created by Photography + Film chair Sasha Waters Freyer, have been placed in Richard Brody’s Best Movies of 2018 by The New Yorker. Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable is one of only eleven…

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December 06, 2018
VCUarts awards more than $50,000 in Faculty Research Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Suzanne A. Silitch, APR Director of Communications, VCU School of the Arts (804) 828-6819 sasilitch@vcu.edu VCU School of the Arts awards more than $50,000 in Faculty Research Grants Faculty to conduct research in dance, animation, sculpture, music and more RICHMOND, Va. (December 6, 2018)—Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Dean Shawn…

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December 05, 2018
Empowering youth through art: Bridget Stadelmyer

For Bridget Stadelmyer, earning her art education degree comes with a mandate. Teaching entrusts her with the responsibility to be a leader for her students, and to demonstrate how the arts can help them grow. “I believe it is crucial that our society dedicates itself to the holistic care and development of its youth,” she…

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December 04, 2018
A look back at Cinema’s past

Despite its young age, Cinema has a rich history. Now in its eleventh year, the program has distinguished itself with team projects that call on each student’s individual talents, the skills of faculty who work and learn alongside them, and a shared devotion to the craft of filmmaking. Students and faculty have worked with Steven Spielberg…

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November 30, 2018
A balance of thinking and making

As graphic design major Jennie Pajerowski prepares to graduate in December, they reflect on how the interplay of technical design skills and theoretical critiques has prepared them for a career in the field. When I came to VCU, I was looking at communication arts. After I got into AFO, I took the graphic design project…

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November 30, 2018
National Geographic highlights VCUarts programs

National Geographic recently highlighted two VCUarts programs on its Instagram account, in a partnership with Intel. Nearly 100 million followers had the chance to learn about Embodied Empathy—an interdisciplinary research project that uses virtual reality to improve movement and music performance technique. A second post featured a student working in an animation studio.   View…

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November 28, 2018
POW! The comic book heroes of VCUarts

Since the 1970s, VCUarts alumni have been making their imprint on the comics industry. From illustrators for Marvel and DC Comics, to indie artists and even comic book scholars, our alumni have been recognized as some of the best in the biz. Perhaps the most decorated alumnus is Painting + Printmaking grad Charles Vess (BFA…

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November 28, 2018
VCU hires executive director of development and strategic initiatives for VCUarts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Coates Office of Development and Alumni Relations (804) 828-2694 ekcoates@vcu.edu Virginia Commonwealth University hires executive director of development and strategic initiatives for School of the Arts Art museum veteran Anna E. von Gehr will join VCU on Jan. 1 RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 28, 2019) – Anna E. von Gehr has…

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November 27, 2018
‘Gavagai’ placed in top ten films by Metacritic

VCUarts Cinema professor Kirk Kjeldsen and Rob Tregenza, program director, have been receiving fantastic reviews of their collaborative feature Gavagai. The film was recently placed in the top ten movies of the year by Metacritic. Metacritic’s mission is to help consumers make an informed decision about how to spend their time and money on entertainment. Their Metascore system is unique and merits…

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