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Alum's art highlights church's history in the context of race

When St. Paul’s Episcopal Church commissioned VCUarts alum Janelle Washington (B.F.A.’99/A) to create artwork for the “Stations of St. Paul’s” exhibit, she was inspired by her personal relationship with God.

The “Stations of St. Paul’s” liturgy and art installation mark the culmination of the church’s seven-year History and Reconciliation Initiative, an intensive process to document and acknowledge the church’s history and complicity in slavery and systemic racism.


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VCUarts faculty member's project featured in The New York Times

The New York Times recently featured VCUarts associate professor Susie Ganch for her work as co-founder of Radical Jewelry Makeover (R.J.M.), an international mining and recycling project. The article highlights several organizations and industry leaders working together as a cooperative to introduce more sustainable practices to the world of jewelry making. 

Ganch, faculty in the Department of Craft/Material Studies in the area of metals, co-founded R.J.M. with her colleague Kathleen Kennedy who is an adjunct faculty member and metals area coordinator. In the article, Ganch discusses her organization’s mission, expansion and community involvement.


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Wavelength Lecture Series: Jenn Nkiru, April 19

Jenn Nkiru is a Nigerian-British artist and director. Pushed through an Afro-surrealist lens, her practice is grounded in the history of Black music and the aesthetics of experimental film and international art cinema. Her work draws on the Black Arts Movement and the rich and variegated tradition of cinemas of the Black diaspora and their distinct experimentation with the politics of form. Her work blends elements of history, identity, politics, music, documentary and dance.

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2022 Pre-College Summer Program, July 11-29

Registration is now open for our Pre-College Summer Program! This exciting program offers high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on-experience in the fine arts, design or performing arts while receiving valuable training from our top faculty.  

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Save the date for VCU Giving Day on April 28

VCU Giving Day is the university’s inaugural day of giving. This 24-hour blitz filled with challenges, donor thank-yous and social media write-ups is a day for everyone who loves VCU to join together to combine their support and maximize impact.

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VMFA Visual Arts fellowship recognizes eight with VCUarts ties

VCUarts students, faculty and alumni are among the 2022-23 recipients of the VMFA Visual Arts fellowship.

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Who made the fall dean's list?

The dean’s list recognizes superior academic performance. Students with a minimum semester GPA of 3.5, based on a minimum of 12 semester credits, achieve this distinction each semester.

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12 VCUarts students and faculty members receive VCU's Black History in the Making Award

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of Black History in the Making Awards. VCU’s Department of African American Studies honors the incredible achievements of African American students and junior staff/faculty members.

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