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Kyle Williams wins ’50: A Measure, a Marker, A Milestone’ contest

Kyle Williams, a Communication Arts major (class of 2020) is the recipient of a $500 prize for the best-in-show entry in a VCU Libraries’ Cabell Screen contest honoring VCU’s 50th anniversary as a university. His video/gif “You Belong Here” depicts bold illustrations of VCU students from different decades. Williams sought photos of actual VCU students […]

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1968-69 ‘The First Year’ marks VCU’s History

“The First Year” exhibit honors 1968-69 and the newly formed VCU and will show on the Cabell Screen all day on Nov. 30 and throughout December and into January 2019. When the Wayne Commission formed Virginia Commonwealth University in 1968, it merged two institutions – the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) and Richmond Professional Institute […]

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Installation: Provocations by Rashid Johnson

Showing during October, the timelapse video of the new installation at the VCU Institute of Contemporary Art.  The Provocations series takes its name from the design of the ICA’s True Farr Luck Gallery. Architect Steven Holl referred to the sculptural ceiling, cathedral-like acoustics and ample natural light, as a “provocation for artists to engage.” The first […]

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The Art of Mike Mingola

  Runs in the mornings through Oct. 29 Comic industry giant, Mike Mignola is coming to Richmond to join in conversation Oct. 29 with TyRuben Ellingson, chair and professor of the VCUarts Department of Communication Arts. Mignola is best known for his distinctive art style and creation of the pulpy genre-bending Hellboy, a multimedia franchise rooted […]

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From the Archives: Archives Month showcase of VCU Libraries holdings

Showing Oct. 5 and throughout October, which is Archives Month.    Every October, the archival community celebrates American Archives Month to raise public awareness about the importance of preserving and sharing cultural and historical documents from families, communities, states, and the country at large. Archivists reach out to their communities during this month to make […]

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1968-69: The Start of VCU

Showing through in the afternoons beginning Sept. 17. The hippies, the hair, the fashions,the intense looks and serious poses, the stop-the-war protests and the arts festival. This Cabell Screen exhibit, “1969: The Start of VCU” captures images from the 1969 yearbooks, The Cobblestone and the X-Ray, from the newly minted VCU. The images showcase people […]

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Back. To. School. campus candids show VCU’s spunk

Showing through early October.  The first few days of the school year are always buzzing with activity at Virginia Commonwealth University. And there’s no better place to capture the vibe and the excitement than on the Compass. In what’s become an annual custom, University Marketing set up a basic white backdrop on the Compass – […]

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Alumni Week: 1969–The Start of VCU

Showing through April, in the afternoons. The hippies, the hair, the fashions, the intense looks and serious poses, the stop-the-war protests and the arts festival. This Cabell Screen exhibit, “1969: The Start of VCU” captures images from the 1969 yearbooks, The Cobblestone and the X-Ray, from the newly minted VCU. During the 2017-2018 academic year, […]

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Black Heroes, Black Artists: Comic Arts Collection selections

Showing February evenings (4-8 p.m.) As the new superhero movie Black Panther opens this week, VCU  VCULibraries’ Cabell Screeen considers some African-American artists, writers and characters that have laid the foundation for this moment. “Black Heroes, Black Artists” includes a number of rare and interesting items from VCU Libraries Comic Arts Collection, including: All-Negro Comics (1947) […]