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ICA at VCU named among best new museums in USA Today's 10Best

Editors described the museum itself as a “work of art.”
Posted: 1:23 PM, Feb 28, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-28 16:16:31-05
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RICHMOND, Va. -- The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University has been named one of the best new museums by the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice.

The ICA ranked number 8 on the “Best New Museum” list and was the only art museum to make the cut.

The ICA was one of 20 museums nominated by a panel of experts and 10Best editors. The top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Editors even described the museum itself as a “work of art.”

“The new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University highlights every medium through a changing lineup of exhibitions, live performances and film screenings. Even the building itself is a work of art, designed by Steven Holl Architects with a titanium-zinc and etched-glass exterior.”
USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice

The nominees ranged from art galleries to history museums to children’s museums that opened across the United States and Canada over the past two years.

ICA at VCU opened in April 2018, welcoming approximately 150,000 visitors during that time.

It’s latest exhibition, “The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis” is part fiction, part documentary, featuring films and installations that address contemporary global issues.

It is open through May 10.