Category results for: Special Collections and Archives

1968-69 ‘The First Year’ marks VCU’s History

“The First Year” exhibit honors 1968-69 and the newly formed VCU and will show on the Cabell Screen all day on Nov. 30 and throughout December and into January 2019. When the Wayne Commission formed Virginia Commonwealth University in 1968, it merged two institutions – the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) and Richmond Professional Institute […]

From Gordo to Rocketo: Hispanic Heritage in the Comic Arts

VCU Libraries celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at Hispanic and Latino comic book characters and comics creators.  “From Gordo to Rocketo: Hispanic Heritage in the Comic Arts” may be viewed on VCU Libraries Flickr site. Highlights from that display will be shared on the Big Screen from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 through […]

Cabell Screen Summer 2018 Showcase

During the summer  (May – August), the Cabell Screen will showcase selections of student and faculty art and some selections from library collections. The shows will run continuously throughout the days. Viewers will see title screens between groups of images and works that will include: “Emanata” a student-run publication of undergraduate comic arts “3D Scanned Skulls” […]

Selected Works from Poetic Mystery: Works from James Bumgardner

Showing through April, in the mornings. In partnership with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA), the Cabell Screen presents images from the exhibition, Poetic Mystery: Works from James Bumgardner on display at the LCVA from  April 14 to May 16, 2018. The retrospective spans more than 50 years of work by the late […]

Black Heroes, Black Artists: Comic Arts Collection selections

Showing February evenings (4-8 p.m.) As the new superhero movie Black Panther opens this week, VCU  VCULibraries’ Cabell Screeen considers some African-American artists, writers and characters that have laid the foundation for this moment. “Black Heroes, Black Artists” includes a number of rare and interesting items from VCU Libraries Comic Arts Collection, including: All-Negro Comics (1947) […]

Rare and Unique: Treasures from Special Collections and Archives

Showing afternoons in February.   A fundraising priority for VCU Libraries in 2018 is to establish a $1 million endowment for Special Collections and Archives to support its collection of rare and unique materials for research and teaching. In late 2017,  VCU Libraries received a boost in starting this endowment with a challenge grant of $30,000 […]

Modern Prayer Rugs: Devotion Meets Design

Showing during November  A selection of images from the VCUarts Qatar Modern Prayer Rug Competition and Exhibition is displayed on the Cabell Screen beginning Nov. 2  to coincide with the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art. The Materials Library at VCUarts Qatar recently sponsored a Modern Prayer Rug Design Competition. The competition challenged students from across […]

Centennial Celebration: RPI and School of Social Work mark founding

Showing through October (afternoons).  In 1917, a group of community leaders formed the Richmond School of Social Economy to educate women to address urban problems. They hired Henry H. Hibbs, Jr. , Ph.D., to direct the school that focused on education for social workers, public health nurses and recreational leaders. The school became the Richmond […]

Jack Kirby Centennial: The King of Comics

Known as the King of Comics, Jack Kirby was one of the comic arts’ most innovative and influential creators. The son of Austrian immigrants, Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28, 1917. He taught himself to draw, and got his first newspaper job drawing editorial cartoons at the age of 18. When he […]

Saturday on the Big Screen: For Monument 10K

Showing Saturday, April 1. VCU is at the center of activity for Saturday’s Monument Avenue 10K. This race is not really about the exercise. It’s a community event with 30,000 participants, many in costume and many just cheering on the sidelines. Named one of the best races in the country by USA Today, Richmond’s biggest block […]

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