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Beautiful books from the Art Browsery

The Art Browsery, a dedicated book display on the fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, offers new, beautiful books that can inform creativity and inspire creations.  During the Covid crisis, the section was retired for safety reasons because glossy paper stock was known to retain the virus. Now, it’s back. Arts librarians at Cabell have […]

Richmond Folk Festival Poster Art and VCU

Showing during October The biggest show in RVA in the fall is the annual Richmond Folk Festival, Oct. 7-9, 2022. The multi-day event brings some 200,000 people to the riverfront “to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food.” The festival offers more than 30 performers, […]

Campus candids 2022 launch new branding

On the screen from Sept. 26 – Oct. 28 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 […]

VCU Faculty, Art 180 and Advocates for Richmond Youth use art to promote healing

On the screen Sept. 26 – Oct. 28 Advocates for Richmond Youth (ARY) is a participatory action research team that was formed in 2014 by Dr. Alex Wagaman in the VCU School of Social Work. The team is made up of youth and young adults with lived experiences of housing instability and homelessness. Together they […]

Labor Day: More than a holiday

Showing Sept. 2-9  Labor Day is much more than the unofficial end of summer or the start of the election season or a day for the beach and picnics and a Monday holiday making a three-day weekend. This display honors U.S. workers and recognizing the contributions of the American labor movement to improved working conditions, […]

(re)Framing Protest exhibit illustrates the summer of 2020 Monument Ave. events

Showing Aug. 29-Sept. 19 Images on the Cabell Screen are from an exhibition on view at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design through Sept. 11. Creative expression and design – both directly and indirectly – influenced Richmond activists, artists, organizers, and others who mobilized during the summer of 2020 to collectively respond to communal […]

Honoring Murry N. DePillars

Showing through May 2022 Murry N. DePillars, Ph.D., served as Dean of VCU’s School of the Arts from 1976 until 1995. DePillars nurtured a fertile period of progress at VCUarts. Under his leadership, enrollment nearly doubled and the faculty grew in size and stature. DePillars’ vision and action are largely credited with establishing the school […]

Barry O’Keefe collaborates with JXN to highlight Jackson Ward luminaries

Local artist Barry O’Keefe works in printmaking, painting and public art. He teaches in Communications Arts with VCUArts. O’Keefe also works with several nonprofits in Richmond including Milk River Arts, Art 180 and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  Thematically, his work engages with cultural amnesia, neglected public spaces, and the design of the contemporary […]

Alcorn explores the art of the Ife and Benin

“Out of Africa” running on the Cabell Screen until Oct.15Watch on the Cabell Library Ramcam at go.vcu.edu/cabellramcam Stephen Alcorn is a professor with VCUarts Communication Arts department. “Out of Africa,” his latest exhibit on the Cabell screen, explores the artistic mastery of the Ife and Benin cultures. Alcorn had this to say about his work, “The […]

Candid Campus 2021: excited to be back

“Candid Campus” running on the Cabell Screen until Oct.15Watch on the Cabell Library Ramcam at go.vcu.edu/cabellramcam The Compass, at the center of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus, has been quieter since early 2020. On Tuesday, it came alive as students returned to class, picked up lunch from Shafer Court Dining Center to eat on […]

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