Welcome to The 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, products, and applications by multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty.
IVS is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment. Please stop by.
- promote interdisciplinary research in the visual realm, enabling members of the university community from across all disciplines to collaborate on innovative projects
- function as both a laboratory and a studio, creating a unique teaching and learning environment
- develop and offer a series of multidisciplinary team-taught courses for highly motivated students
- provide a center for the investigation into the ways images work and for the exhibition of visual culture
- Please join us on Tuesday, April 22 from 11am-1pm in Roop 208 for the opening reception of Powers of Scale. This exhibition presents the students' semester projects from the IVS Powers of Scale in Systems Design and Place-Making class. In this applied course, students explored and evaluated the design of a physical system (in this case, Grace Street) at multiple scales utilizing a variety of methods from different disciplines. All are wecome, refreshments will be served.
- In case you missed the Terry Brino-Dean colloquium, here it is:
- If you would like to see some of the past IVS Colloquia, click here to view the archive and watch some of your favorites.
- IVS has a new Facebook page! Please click here to like our page and receive regular updates on events and projects.