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November 16, 2018
Then-and-Now: The Anderson

Since the birth of the School of the Arts, the Anderson has been a fixture in Richmond. Launched in 1931 in a former carriage house just behind Lewis Ginter’s mansion, the Anderson Gallery of Art—named for its chief benefactor “Colonel” A.A. Anderson—was the first modern art gallery in the city. Its inaugural show, featuring paintings…

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November 15, 2018
Twenty VCUarts graduates to exhibit at VisArts’ 54th annual Craft + Design, Nov. 16-18

Now in its 54th year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Craft + Design showcases the work of more than 150 artists from across the nation. This year, 20 of those artists have ties to VCUarts. These VCU grads are skilled craftspeople who will bring a variety of museum-quality craft to VisArts’ weekend-long shopping event. Several…

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November 13, 2018
VCUarts alumnus one of 10 Under 10 at VCU

VCUarts Craft/Material Studies alumnus Gabriel Craig (MFA ’09) was one of ten alumni honored with the prestigious VCU 10 Under 10 Award. The award celebrates the noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who earned their first VCU degree (undergraduate, graduate or professional) within the past 10 years. Craig and his wife Amy Weiks co-founded…

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November 12, 2018
Stacey Sharpe | myVCUarts

“Part of the beauty of music is being able to share it with other people.” VCUarts Music student Stacey Sharpe talks about her VCUarts experience as a performer and an educator. myVCUarts is a series that captures the experiences of student at VCU School of the Arts in their own words. These short videos take a…

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November 12, 2018
VCUarts named best fine art school for veterans in Virginia

We are pleased to announce that College Factual has named VCUarts the 2019 Best Fine & Studio Arts school for veterans in Virginia. VCUarts also ranked nationally 23 out of 513 schools for veterans, putting us in the top 5% of all schools in the nation when it comes to offering a quality education to…

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November 06, 2018
Pamela Lawton on bringing Artstories to the U.K.

Pamela Lawton, associate professor of art education, will be VCUarts’ second Tate Exchange associate when she heads to London on July 16–21, 2019. In addition to working with the Tate, she has also been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to bring her project Artstories to the University of Edinburgh early next year. Lawton’s Artstories engages community…

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November 06, 2018
November message from the dean

To the VCUarts community, As the season of giving thanks approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to the people who support us through challenges, who inspire us to pursue and elevate us to a place of limitless possibility. Just this month, I sat down with students from our departments of art history, fashion, graphic design, interior…

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November 05, 2018
Mike Mignola’s visit to VCUarts

Last month, VCUarts hosted the creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola, for a discussion with Communication Arts chair TyRuben Ellingson. Before his visit, RVA Mag was able to talk with Mike about his old friendship with TyRuben and the process of developing the Hellboy movies. “Ty and I have been talking for years about getting together,”…

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November 05, 2018
New York, New York: five sculpture students intern with professional artists

Above: The class meets with artist Antoine Catala. For the first six months of 2018, New York City endured two blustery and ill-tempered seasons. March ushered in a bomb cyclone and four nor’easters before giving way to a chilly April. It was a frigid welcome to five sculpture students who were set loose in the…

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November 05, 2018
VCU News: VCU is recognized as a top college for student voters

With U.S. midterm elections coming up, VCU News took a look at student voting activity on campus. VCU was recently named a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project, which recognizes schools that develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement. In 2016, 61.5 percent of VCU students voted,…

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November 02, 2018
Scoring the Big Bang

There are some who describe the start of the universe as a cosmic hiss, at a pitch 50 octaves lower than the human ear can register, and slowly descending. That primordial sound built up over time, becoming louder and deeper as the universe expanded. Denser patches of dark matter pulled light in, creating sound waves….

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