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Alum organizes powerful show on race and representation


Amber Esseiva (BA ’12) curated “Great Force” at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, her first exhibition as sole organizer. The ICA’s assistant curator, Esseiva lent her expertise in art history and curatorial studies to mount a show The New York Times says should not be missed this fall.

Read more about Esseiva.
Can VR end bullying for good?

PeerSpective was founded by a multidisciplinary team of students who are using virtual reality to create an immersive anti-bullying training program. VCUarts funding took their concept from a class project to a promising startup.

Learn more about PeerSpective.

Out there with Eric Millikin

Detroit-based artist Erik Millikin joined the Kinetic Imaging MFA program at VCUarts, bringing his distinct brand of conceptual activist art to Richmond. There’s a lot to discover about this Pulitzer Prize-winning creative maverick.

Read more about Millikin.

Studying abroad in Qatar

Interior design student Margarita Aleixo is spending her fall semester at the VCUarts campus in Qatar, where the distinctive architecture has captured her imagination. She’s met peers from around the world and urges more students to take advantage of the program. 

Read more about Aleixo's experience.

Passion and discipline: how Rex Richardson masters the trumpet

Taking a break from his busy teaching and performing schedule, Richardson, professor of trumpet in the music department, talks about his busy summer, how he juggles international travel with teaching, and what’s in store this fall.

Read about Richardson.

The Business of Art

At the Center for the Creative Economy, art students apply their skills of observation and critical thinking to formulate new business models, while the center’s Advanced Media Production Technology program offers a crash course in the wide world of video editing and sound engineering.

Read about the CCE.

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