Exploring Modern and Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C. with the ICA and VCUarts

  • May 16 - 17, 2024
  • Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University

    601 West Broad Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23220
Ticket Price $500.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Exploring Modern and Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.

with the Institute for Contemporary Art and School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Please join us on May 16 and 17 to explore art in our Nation’s Capital! Traveling with you will be Chase Westfall, Interim Executive Director of the ICA. Please note that events and times on this itinerary are subject to change as final details come together. A final itinerary, including specific start times and complete details for events, will be provided to registered trip participants in May. Space is limited, and we ask that participants please register by Friday, May 10, 2024. Thank you!

Itinerary

Thursday, May 16, 2024

 

8:45 am                     Motorcoach departs from ICA at VCU 

11:00 am                     Hirshhorn Museum 

Visit the museum’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860–1960

This special exhibition captures shifting cultural landscapes through the largely chronological presentation of 270 artworks in the museum’s permanent collection by 126 artists—including Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, Lee Krasner, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock—made during 100 turbulent and energetic years. The exhibition also includes contemporary work by 19 artists, including VCUarts alumni Torkwase Dyson and Loie Hollowell, whose work will be on view at the ICA at VCU in Fall 2024, and Rashid Johnson, who exhibited at the ICA in 2018. Washington Post article about exhibition

Lunch                        

1:30 pm                      National Gallery of Art 

Tour the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden with Molly Donovan, Curator of Art, 1975-present

Featuring works by Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen and more, the Sculpture Garden fulfills the centuries-old intentions of Charles Pierre L’Enfant, who, in his designs for The Mall in the 1790s, included a public, landscaped garden on the north side of Washington, DC’s “8th Street axis.”

2:45 pm                      National Gallery of Art

Tour The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy with exhibition curator Shelley Langdale, Curator & Head of Modern Prints and Drawings

Through their bold, inventive art, the German expressionists sought to interpret the dramatic changes in the world around them during the tumultuous historical period 1900–1930, marked by world war and revolution. The Anxious Eye presents insights into the work of these innovative, early 20th-century artists and their continuing impact a century later. The exhibition features recent acquisitions as well as works that have rarely, if ever, been on view. Among the artists represented are Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

Free / Rest Time

Our motorcoach will deliver guests to The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, the Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, and the Kimpton George Hotel. If you require other arrangements please let us know.

6:00 pm                      Reception with D.C.-area Alumni and Friends of VCU

Join us for touch of Paris on the Potomac at Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill. This beautiful space was designed by VCUarts design graduate Jessica Mathews, Senior Interior Designer at //3877 in Washington, D.C. The restaurant is located at the Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill.

Friday, May 17, 2024

9:30 am                    Depart Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill via Motorcoach

10:00 am                    Arrive Smithsonian American Art Museum

Independent exploration of the Galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art and two special exhibitions: 

Composing Color: Paintings by Alma Thomas: Alma Thomas is a singular figure in

the story of twentieth-century American art. This exhibition offers an intimate view of Thomas’s evolving practice during her most prolific period, 1959 to 1978. New research into her materials and techniques show how Thomas continued to innovate until the end of her life.

Carrie Mae Weems: Looking Forward, Looking Back: This focused exhibition, featuring all new acquisitions to SAAM, pairs two projects in which Weems invites others to step back in time. Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me–A Story in 5 Parts (2012) is a multimedia installation that transforms the gallery into a nineteenth-century illusionistic theater. 

Lunch 

1:00 pm                      National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour of New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024

Visionary artists reimagine the past, present alternate realities, and inspire audiences to create different futures. During the past few years, our world has been transformed by a global pandemic, advocacy for social reform, and political division. How have these extraordinary times inspired artists? Works by the 28 artists featured in New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 explore these ideas from perspectives that shift across geographies, cultural viewpoints, and time. 

3:00 pm                      Rubell Museum D.C.

Tour of the Collection

The Rubell Museum DC brings the Rubell Family’s extensive contemporary art collection to the nation’s capital and serves as a place for the public to engage with the most compelling national and international artists of our time.The collection is distinguished by its unprecedented range and depth that has enabled the museum to organize over 50 exhibitions during the last three decades drawn entirely from its holdings in painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation.

4:30 pm                      Depart for Richmond via Motorcoach

 

Recommended Hotels

Please note that our motorcoach will deliver guests to The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, the Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, and the Kimpton George on Thursday afternoon. On Friday morning, we will depart by motorcoach from The Royal Sonesta, which is within walking distance of the other listed hotels. If you require other arrangements please let us know. Lodging is not included with the registration fee for this trip, and is at your own expense. Thank you!

The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill

20 Massachusetts Avenue NW

4-star hotel

Kimpton George Hotel

15 E Street NW

4-star hotel

Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill

525 New Jersey Avenue NW

3-star hotel

Date & Time

May 16, 2024 8:00 AM - May 17, 2024 6:30 PM

Venue Details

Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University

601 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220 Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University
ICA at VCU

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University presents the art of our time and provides an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world.

Opened on April 21, 2018, the ICA is a non-collecting institution that showcases an ever-changing slate of exhibitions, performances, films, and special programs that translate our world into every medium.

Admission is free and open to all.


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