Back at The Anderson!

Published on December 14, 2016

Dear Undergraduates,

I am excited to share with you the news of the return of VCUarts to the Anderson Building as its primary gallery space for student exhibitions. This reengagement with the historic Anderson Building is exciting for us, as the facility provides not only an impressive 6,200 square feet of space, but endless potential for future programming. The flat running walls and separate rooms within the building will serve students well across diverse platforms and media, and will be the location for the end of year MFA as well as undergraduate juried shows.

Outside of the celebratory time that marks the end of the year exhibitions, we will be looking forward to a full calendar of activities to push your ideas, engage and support your making, and serve you as creatives. These activities will be envisioned and executed by the Curator of Student Exhibitions and Programs, a new position currently under search.

How, then, will the first floor of the Depot, formerly the Depot Gallery be used? The Arts Research Institute and the Center for the Creative Economy, which were previously slated for The Anderson, will move to the first floor of the Depot with a nod to their transdisciplinary nature and the original vision for that building as site for interdisciplinary activity.

These changes have been made with students in mind, to provide the best exhibition space available to us in a building – The Anderson – that is steeped in a rich history of bringing exceptional work to the community.

Have a wonderful, safe and well-deserved break.