Lauren Ross Named Curator of ICA at VCU, Richmond

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Christian Siriano on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through October 9

Lauren Ross has been named the inaugural curator of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, slated to open in 2016 in a building designed by Steven Holl. For the past three years, she has been curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she helped launch the Philbrook’s downtown satellite in 2013. Prior to the Philbrook, she was curator of arts programs for the High Line in New York, an interim curator at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and director and chief curator of the alternative space White Columns.

Ross, who assumes her new role at the ICA in October, was selected by ICA director Lisa Freiman, who has been a senior curator and department head at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and served as commissioner for the U.S. pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

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