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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American Archives Month to raise public awareness about the importance of preserving and sharing cultural and historical documents from families, communities, states, and the country at large.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) […]

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Rare and Unique: Treasures from Special Collections and Archives

Showing afternoons in February.   A fundraising priority for VCU Libraries in 2018 is to establish a $1 million endowment for Special Collections and Archives to support its collection of rare and unique materials for research and teaching. In late 2017,  VCU Libraries received a boost in starting this endowment with a challenge grant of $30,000 […]

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Black History Month: Images from RVA and alumni artists

This month, a group of artists, many with ties to VCU, is showing works that explore themes of justice, fairness and the challenges of African-Americans in our society. They are sharing some of those works with the Cabell Screen for a special Black History Month exhibit. The Cabell Screen exhibit runs mornings throughout February and on […]