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August 11, 2011
VCU Announces Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has announced plans for the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned architect Steven Holl that will serve as a new gateway to the university and bring the most important, cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits in the world to campus and the city of Richmond.

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August 11, 2011
Two VCUarts Professors Receive Guggenheim Fellowship

School of the Arts professors Corin Hewitt and Stephen Vitiello have been named recipients of the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the top honors available for artists in the United States. It is highly unusual for two artists from the same institution to receive this honor at the same time. Both Hewitt and Vitiello received the award in the category of Fine Arts, of which there were only 19 in total.

August 10, 2011
Anderson Gallery To Host Contemporary African Art

Environment and Object • Recent African Art • VCUarts Anderson Gallery Opening Friday, September 9, 6-8 pm | On view September 9 – December 11 Organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, this exhibition examines recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual…

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August 10, 2011
Introducing Cinematheque

Mark your calendars: beginning September 6, VCUarts Cinema Program will be hosting Cinematheque, a new series of ten world and independent art films to be screened at the Grace Street Theater. Feature films will be projected in 35mm with VCUarts’ brand-new, state-of-the-art projecting system. The Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street. The screenings will…

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August 10, 2011
Joseph H. Seipel Named Dean of VCUarts

Joseph H. Seipel has been named dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts effective March 15, following the retirement of Dean Richard Toscan. Seipel, most recently vice president for academic services at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., will provide leadership in education, research, community outreach and fund development…

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August 09, 2011
Tara Donovan Awarded MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award

Tara Donovan (1999 VCUarts MFA) has been awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award. Ms. Donovan is the third VCUarts graduate in five years to receive this prestigious award. The others are Teresita Fernandez (2005) and Daisy Youngblood (2003).

August 09, 2011
Anderson Gallery Awarded First Prize for Best Exhibition Catalogue

For Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen, the Anderson Gallery was awarded First Prize for best exhibition catalogue (in the category of institutions with budgets less than $750,000) in the 2011 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition. It will be featured in the November/December issue of Museum magazine.

August 09, 2011
Corin Hewitt Awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 Painters & Sculptors Grant

Sculpture + Extended Media faculty member Corin Hewitt has been awarded one of the 25 prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 Painters & Sculptors grants. The grants are awarded annually to acknowledge painters and sculptors nationwide creating work of exceptional quality.

August 09, 2011
Sonya Clark Receives Distinguished Mid-Career Artist Award

Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark has received the first Distinguished Mid-Career Artist Award from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

August 09, 2011
VCUarts Faculty Achievement Awards for 2010-11

Congratulations to the recipients of the VCUarts Faculty Achievement Awards for 2010-11. Melanie Day, Music: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Service Sonali Gulati, Photography and Film: VCUarts Faculty Award of Excellence Margaret Lindauer, Art History: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Sandy Wheeler, Graphic Design: VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement…

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August 09, 2011
Pamela Taylor Receives Southeastern Art Education of the Year Award

Congratulations to Art Education faculty member Pamela Taylor who has been selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the Southeastern Art Education of the Year Award.  This award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA (National Art Education Association) member annually at the Regional level. The award will be presented at…

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