Get Away: Richmond’s Art Museum

Yes, VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art is all that.

Courtesy photos.

Before opening in April, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond was named one of the “15 Most Noteworthy Museums Opening This Year” by Architectural Digest. The nearly 41,000-square-foot building includes galleries, a bar and a café that opens to an outdoor garden featuring sculptures, ginkgo trees and a reflecting pond. Rotating exhibits showcase contemporary art in a variety of media, from paintings and photographs to textiles, sculptures, video and performance art. “Declaration,” the inaugural exhibit, explores contemporary art’s power to catalyze change through the works of 34 emerging and established artists from Richmond and around the globe. Admission is free.

Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 601 W. Broad St., Richmond; 804-828-2823;

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