VCU Anderson Gallery to close

The Depot on Broad and the yet to built Institute for Contemporary Art will fill the gap and VCU Libraries will take the permanent collection.

The last day of operation for the VCU Anderson Art Gallery is May 18th.

From the VCU Press Release:

Two new VCU venues will welcome the gallery’s large following. The Depot on Broad Street, which opened last fall, provides significantly increased exhibition opportunities for student artwork, while the Institute for Contemporary Art will become a showcase for cutting-edge art and performance from around the world.

The School of the Arts is partnering with VCU Libraries to care for and safeguard the Anderson Gallery’s permanent collection, which will transfer to Special Collections and Archives in the new, expanded library on the Monroe Park Campus. The improved, climate-controlled housing will ensure the longevity of the collection, which comprises more than 3,100 pieces.

“This project — the closing of the gallery and moving the collection — has been carefully and thoughtfully planned over a roughly two-year period,” said Joseph H. Seipel, dean of the School of the Arts. “It strengthens an already close connection of VCU Libraries collections to VCUarts, which is a chief user of materials from the book arts and comic arts collections. For the first time, items from various artists instrumental in the history of VCUarts will be consolidated in one place.”

Image: VCU School of Arts

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