VCU Institute for Contemporary Art Director steps down

Virginia Commonwealth University announced today that Lisa Freiman, Ph.D., has stepped down as director of the Institute for Contemporary Art, effective immediately. Freiman, who has served as the ICA’s inaugural director since 2013, led the institutional vision and planning for the ICA, which opens in April 2018. Freiman remains a tenured faculty member of the VCU School of Arts and will be completing a scholarly work, a monograph on artist Claes Oldenburg, and then returning to the classroom to teach in her area of expertise. Freiman has been a tireless advocate of the ICA. During her tenure as director, the ICA successfully completed a $37 million capital campaign and launched an endowment campaign to sustain its future. She also built the ICA’s administrative and curatorial staff, co-curated the inaugural exhibition, “Declaration,” and formed

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