2014-2015 Masterpiece Season tickets now on sale!
DancescapesFeaturing JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company
December 4-7
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
Forbes Center Gift Certificates Now on Sale!The Perfect Holiday Gift!
Through December 12th
Taste of the ForbesAn Arts and Foodie Event
Thursday, January 15 @ 6:30 PM
FORBES CENTER VENUES/RECEPTION IN GRAND LOBBY
Sleeping BeautyStarring David Gonzalez
Saturday, January 17 @ 2 PM
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de MéxicoEnrique Bátiz, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Wednesday, February 4 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
Sweet CharityThe Tony Award-Winning Musical
February 24-March 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
Anderson & Roe Piano DuoFeaturing Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe
Friday, March 6 @ 8 PM
CONCERT HALL
Caladh NuaCelebrate St. Paddy's Day with this acclaimed Irish band
Tuesday, March 17 @ 8 pm
CONCERT HALL
Ailey IIOne of the country's most popular dance companies
March 30 - 31
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
 
 
 


Beyond the 300: The Classical World and You

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER

OCT 13-DEC 12


We’ve all seen the movies 300 and Gladiator, but is Greek and Roman society relevant to the modern world? Learn how we’ve adopted their ideas of religion, politics, and even medical practices into today’s culture. More

Rebecca Kamen

Sculpture

DUKE HALL GALLERY

OCT 20-DEC 5


Rebecca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science, and is informed by wide-ranging research into chemistry, cosmology, spirituality and philosophy—and the investigation of rare books and manuscripts. More

Richard Robinson

Rothstein's First Assignment

NEW IMAGE GALLERY

OCT 20-DEC 5


Richard Robinson is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based near Charlottesville, Virginia. His exhibition is an ongoing re-photographic project documenting Arthur Rothstein’s first assignment at Shenandoah National Park. In 1935, Rothstein was assigned to photograph Virginia residents before they were moved from their homes by government officials to make way for the Park. More

The Object of Play

THE INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES

NOV 18-DEC 12


This exhibition presents the students’ semester projects from the IVS class, The Object of Play, where students explored ideas of “play” from philosophical, religious and artistic perspectives. More

Jefferson Pinder

Encore Artist

Mixed Media

DUKE HALL GALLERY

JAN 12-FEB 20


Jefferson Pinder, a Chicago-based video artist, seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference music videos and physical theatre. More

The Yeats Family: Life in Ireland

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER

JAN 12-FEB 27


In a land of ruggedness and beauty, both solidarity and internal struggles are reflected in the art, poetry and business ventures of the Yeats family. Beautifully hand-colored prints by Jack B. Yeats are brought to life with poetry readings from the literary works of his brother William Butler Yeats. More

Taste of the Forbes

An Arts and Foodie Event

FORBES CENTER VENUES/RECEPTION IN GRAND LOBBY


This moveable feast includes three distinctive presentations in three Forbes Center venues, plus a reception that will allow you to mingle with other arts enthusiasts. Seating is General Admission in each venue. More

Papercuts

Paper Sculpture

DUKE HALL GALLERY

MAR 2-APR 10


Born in Australia, France, Czech Republic, Canada and the United States, the artists (Jaq Belcher, Beatrice Coron, Michelle Forsyth, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon and Daniella Woolf) bring a broad range of international perspectives to the contemporary art of papercutting. In a process that traces its origins to 6th-century China, artists cut, roll, punch, fold and pin to create works of historical, cultural and personal significance. More

James Madison

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER

MAR 16-MAY 8


Curated by Outreach & Engagement’s Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week, this exhibit examines the life and work of our university’s namesake and Father of the United States Constitution. The exhibit will include items on loan from James Madison’s Montpelier as well as artifacts from the university’s own collection. More

JMU Gallery Crawl

Exhibition tours, curated talks, reception in each gallery

DUKE HALL GALLERY/LISANBY MUSEUM / INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES


The most creative visual arts event in the Valley returns this year! Leave the car behind at the Warsaw Parking Deck as a chauffeured bus transports you and other arts enthusiasts to three galleries on JMU’s campus, including the new Duke Hall Gallery. The evening features tours of three exciting exhibitions, curated talks, appetizers, drinks, dessert and conversation. More

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Fifth Anniversary Season at the Forbes: Bruce and Lois Forbes Share Their Story  



  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season



  • Master storyteller David Gonzalez returns with a modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty



  • Prepare to enter "a wonderful world of breathtaking magic" with the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes!