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Sparking new discussions through the arts


Dean Shawn Brixey looks forward to Black History Month celebrations on campus, and how our community can participate in inspiring conversations.

Read the dean’s message

General Demotion/General Devotion hits the Valentine

Last year, VCUarts mObstudiO and Storefront for Community Design kicked off a competition to conceptually reimagine Monument Avenue. On February 14, the best submissions from the General Demotion/General Devotion design competition arrive at the Valentine museum.

Plan your visit to the Valentine exhibition

#VCUarts90th

In the 1990s, Martha Curtis and Bruce Berryhill created an innovative dance workshop at VCUarts that transformed performance through the lens of the modern video camera.

Explore the evolution of dance through technology

Craft+Works to bring veterans to the studio

In March, Craft/Material Studies will launch new workshops that aim to teach technical skills to veterans while exploring the powerful ways in which studio practices serve as a catalyst for communication. They will be directed by alumna Alicia Dietz (MFA ’16).


Learn how Craft is helping our veterans
Reconstructive art

Conceptual artist Morgan Yacoe (BFA ’11) uses scientific sculptures to teach a workshop at VCU for medical residents practicing breast reconstructive surgery.
Chasing Stokstad

Art history and sculpture student Caroline Meyers spent a year researching art historian Marilyn Stokstad to create an installation at the Anderson. 
Intergenerational studies

Alice Simon (BFA ’71, MIS ’01) and her son Nate Simon (BFA ’04) talk about their experiences at VCUarts—33 years apart. 

Feb. 7: Calling all LA professionals!

Based in Los Angeles? VCU Alumni is coming to you! Join your peers for an evening of discussion and networking with alumni industry experts in the media, arts and entertainment sector. The night will include a panel discussion with creatives, editors, designers and more, followed by an open Q&A and meet-and-greet.

Register for the "Los Angeles ELEVATE: Inside the Industry" event now

Are you living elsewhere, like Atlanta, New York, or Dallas? The 23-city tour lasts all year, and it might be coming your way. Check out the full list of ELEVATE tour stops.

Feb. 8: Jazz4Justice

The fifth annual benefit concert Jazz4Justice will support the VCUarts Jazz Studies Program and the nonprofit Greater Richmond Bar Foundation. Directed by Tony Garcia, professor of music and director of jazz studies, this year the concert will feature Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney as a special guest conductor.

Get your tickets to Jazz4Justice

Virginia Commonwealth University | School of the Arts

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