The VCU Institute for Contemporary Art announced this month that one of the museum’s first-floor galleries will be named after Beverly Reynolds to honor the $3 million donated to the ICA on her behalf.
For months, the lot on the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets has remained vacant except for the sign designating it as the future home of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Last week, nearly 350 people gathered on that lot as VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel broke ground for the ICA.
Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2015, the ICA has raised $23.5 million to date. The ICA estimates the total project to cost $50 million, which includes $35 million for construction and $15 million for the endowment campaign, according to ICA spokesperson Carrie Culpepper.