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Guys and DollsA Musical Fable of Broadway
February 21-26
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukrainewith guest piano virtuoso Alexei Grynyuk
Friday, February 24 @ 8 pm
Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot LoversWalnut Street Theatre
February 28-March 1
Brahms' Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)Featuring JMU's Chorale and Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, February 28 @ 8 pm
Doug Varone and Dancers"thrilling, mesmerizing work" (The Village Voice)
Wednesday, March 15 @ 8 pm

JAN 17-FEB 24

Love watching Abby on NCIS? Then this exhibit is a must! Madison Art Collection faculty and students explore scientific applications in museum studies as they sleuth their way to the truth. More

Drawing on the Left: Ben Shahn and the Art of Human Rights

Encore Artist
Mixed Media
Reception: February 20


FEB 20-APR 5

Born into a Lithuanian-Jewish family, Ben Shahn (1898-1969) is an American social realist artist and left-wing political activist who devoted his life to fighting injustice and promoting the human rights of underprivileged people. This exhibition will feature prints, drawings, photographs and paintings from the 1930s through the 1960s that focus on issues of poverty and unemployment, racial and ethnic discrimination, the Civil Rights movement, and the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, among others. More

MAR 13-APR 27

A Nigerian proverb says, “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” These words of wisdom are illustrated in West African masking traditions that span the distance between the worlds of mankind and nature, as well as life and death. More

Painting the Valley: Works by Andrei Kushnir

Reception: May 1


MAY 1-JUN 23

Andrei Kushnir is a Washington, D.C.-based artist who has been painting American landscapes outdoors, en plein air, for more than 30 years. This exhibition is the result of Kushnir’s decade-long project that began in 2004 to explore the natural and cultural landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley. His paintings depict popular landmarks as well as lesser-known places treasured by local residents, and represent a broad sampling of the Valley’s communities, roads, farmlands, forests, mountains and waterways. More


  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!

  • A "hilarious and witty" production of Neil Simon's classic by the acclaimed Walnut Street Theatre

  • New York-based Doug Varone and Dancers perform "thrilling, mesmerizing work" by renowned choreographer Doug Varone