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BURRUSS HALL

Burruss Hall is located behind Montpelier Hall and houses the Graphic Design program.  Graphic Design faculty offices and classromms are located on the third floor.  This is a temporary space until Graphic Design moves to the Studio Center in August of 2014.

DUKE HALL

The Duke Hall renovation and new addition is on schedule. Select program areas of the school will move into Duke Hall over the 2013-14 winter break. All other program areas that are destined for Duke Hall will relocate in summer of 2014.

MEMORIAL HALL ARTS COMPLEX

Located just north of Memorial Hall, this building contains the photograpy and ceramics program. Once the cermaics area moves back into the newly renovated Duke Hall, the photography program will remain in the facility with a planned expansion. The photo facilities include a black and white darkroom that supports traditional, experimental and large format photography, a digital lab with large format printers is used for digital, color and mixed traditional-digital processes, and a separate space available for alternative processes exposing and printing. There is a general classroom with critique space and a finishing room with mat cutters and a drymount press. The studios are well equipped and support a creative approach to the use of photography, and additionally, a variety of cameras, including large format, digital and toy cameras, and lighting equipment is available for checkout. The ceramic’s studio includes 18 electric wheels, 2 manual wheels, a 20 cubic foot Bailey gas kiln, several electric kilns, a raku kiln, a clay mixing room, and glaze formulation and application areas.

MONTPELIER HALL

Located at 235 Cantrell Avenue, this swing space location supports the program areas of Fibers and Art History. In addition, all faculty offices that were located in Duke Hall are now located in Montpelier Hall.

STUDIO CENTER

The Studio Center, a thoroughly modernized and renovated two-story warehouse of nearly 35,000 square feet, opened in the Fall of 2002. Located within 4-5 minute walking distance from Duke Hall, the Studio Center provides well-lit, specialized instructional spaces for numerous art programs in an environment that meets today’s high standards for health and safety ventilation. Dedicated space includes two Painting studios, two Drawing studios, a large, well-equipped Sculpture studio with dedicated areas for welding, and metal fabrication, a sizeable wood shop, and two and three-dimensional design classrooms. Additional studio areas support JMU’s CIDA accredited Interior Design program, Industrial Design, Art Education Center and a Mac-based computer lab. Faculty offices, and large exhibition and presentation/critique areas complete a building that offers nearly unlimited access to art students at any time of the day or night through an electronic card system.

WINE PRICE BUILDING

Located just east of Montpelier Hall, this swing space location supports the program areas of printmaking and metals and jewelry, which are located on the basement level.

Galleries

artWORKS GALLERY

Located at 131 Grace Street, within a short walk from Duke Hall, artWorks Gallery is a loft space located in the former Graves Electric building. artWorks is JMU’s student-run gallery, exhibiting work by undergraduate and graduate students. The gallery features moveable walls; hardwood floors; large windows; and a high, open ceiling. Exhibits change, on average, every two weeks. Opening receptions are held on the first Monday of each show from 5-7pm. Regular gallery hours are held during the academic year only: Monday – Thursday, 12-5pm; Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm; Closed Sunday. For information on exhibitions and to verify hours of operation, please call 540.568.7175. Exhibitions in the artWorks Gallery are sponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History.

NEW IMAGE GALLERY

Located at 131 Grace Street, housed in a separate room just off of artWorks Gallery, New Image Gallery features contemporary photography by regional, national, and international artists. Regular gallery hours are held during the academic year only: Monday – Thursday, 12-5pm; Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm; Closed Sunday. For information on exhibitions and to verify hours of operation, please call 540.568.7175. Exhibitions in New Image Gallery are sponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History.

MADISON ART COLLECTION

The Madison Art Collection is located on the east side of campus across Interstate 81, and is housed within the JMU College Center. The Madison Art Collection is a modern facility designed much like a small museum to present and maintain exceptional cultural objects of inherent art historical or aesthetic value and to promote their usefulness in education, exhibition, and research. The Madison Art Collection is open to the public, and regularly hosts class visits from students throughout the central Shenandoah region.

INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES

The Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) at James Madison University is a center for scholarly, scientific and creative inquiry into the nature and workings of images. An incubator of new ideas, the institute fosters discovery, and the generation of artworks, scholarly products, and applications by multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty. IVS is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment. For more information, please call 540-568-5656.

SAWHILL GALLERY

Located on the fourth floor of Warren Hall, this swing space location features the school’s main professional gallery along with student intern work areas and storage spaces. The school’s gallery director’s office is also located in this space.