VCUarts Brings 41 Visiting Artists to Campus for Spring Semester

Guests from MICA, Tate Modern and the Latin Ballet of Virginia Among Invited

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) is hosting dozens of artists from around the world as visiting artists, scholars and professionals this spring. These guests are invited to share their expertise and advice from a range of practices in visual arts, design, performance and research. They offer insight into their careers and the future of the arts through classroom visits, one-on-one discussions, public lectures, concerts and critiques with students and faculty.

“VCUarts has a long tradition of calling on experts from a multiplicity of disciplines to enrich the education of our students,” says Dean Shawn Brixey. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented artists and scholars to our community, and we look forward to the unique interactions their visits will bring.

The line-up of visiting artists includes professionals specializing in art history, hip hop, flamenco, clay, photography, education, playwriting, furniture design and more. Events run from February to April 2018, and are open to the public. Tickets are required for some events. All venues are located in the City of Richmond.

Visiting artist lecture locations and times are subject to change. Find the latest information about these lectures, concerts and more at and search for “Visiting Artist.”

About Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

VCUarts is the top-ranked public art school in the U.S. and offers degree programs across the visual and performing arts and design. VCUarts is housed within a major urban research university that has been recognized for its community-engaged research. Encouraging intellectual inquiry in and through the creative fields, VCUarts fosters rich, interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, designers, health practitioners, and more.

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For press inquiries, contact:
Suzanne A. Silitch, APR, director of communications, VCU School of the Arts,; (804) 828-6819


February 1, 2018