The art scene in Richmond is changing, especially downtown on Broad Street. The city has $3 million to buy art over the next few years. he VCU Institute for Contemporary Art will be built at Belvedere and Broad. Candela and Quirk Galleries have made a strong presence on Broad Street and at First Fridays. How are we preparing our students to appreciate and/or create contemporary art? What is our connection with VCU School of the Arts which is now top ranked in the country?