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Cinderella

Cinderella
Part of the JMU Children’s Playshop

July 20–22, 27-29, 2011 Wednesday–Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

July 23, 30, 2011 Saturday @ 11 a.m.

July 24, 31, 2011 Sunday @ 4 p.m. Studio Theatre

Adapted by Sally Netzel, the adaptation of this classic fairy tale, which has delighted audiences for centuries, has all of the familiar characters: the fairy godmother, the mean stepmother, the selfish stepsisters and the handsome prince. Throw in the glass slipper and the poor, but optimistic Cinderella, and the story has all of the essential ingredients to enchanting children and adults alike.

Ticket prices: $8–$9.
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Whose  Live Anyway?

Whose Live Anyway?
“Standup is fun, improv is funnier. And these guys are the world's best!” - Portland Oregonian

October 13–14, 2011 Thursday–Friday @ 8 p.m. Wilson Hall Auditorium

A Forbes Center presentation

Whose Live Anyway? is a 90-minute show of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. The cast of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis leaves audiences of all ages astounded with the witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Whose Live Anyway? performs some of the games made famous by Emmy-nominated television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, plus some new ones. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions-and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! This is an improvised show. The performers do not control audience suggestions. Parental discretion advised. Please note this performance is at Wilson Hall Auditorium, not the Forbes Center.

Ticket prices: $33–$53. Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center box office (Mon. - Fri. - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) We accept Discover, American Express, MasterCard or Visa, check or cash. These shows sell out very quickly, so advance purchase is highly recommended.
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Pops Concert

Pops Concert
Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other outstanding JMU music ensembles

October 15, 2011 Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. Convocation Center

Experience this delightful and family friendly showcase of some of JMU’s finest music ensembles and faculty talent. This year’s Pops Concert will feature the Marching Royal Dukes, the JMU Wind Symphony, the JMU Chorale and the JMU Jazz Ensemble. Be ready to stand up and cheer as these terrific ensembles blow the roof off the Convocation Center. This fun musical extravaganza is extremely popular, so order and print your tickets in advance online!

All Tickets: $14 Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center box office (Mon. - Fri. - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) We accept Discover, American Express, MasterCard or Visa, check or cash. No refunds or exchanges. Seating is subject to availability.
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JMU Wind Symphony

JMU Wind Symphony

Sunday, October 2 @ 2 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Bolstad, is the premier wind and percussion ensemble at James Madison University.

Ticket prices: $7–$10. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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John Hollenbeck (Jazz/Classical Composer)

John Hollenbeck, jazz/classical composer with the Claudia Quintet

Monday, October 3 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

The 31st Contemporary Music Festival (October 3–5) features jazz/classical composer, drummer and arranger John Hollenbeck, his group the Claudia Quintet and German conductor Jan Horstmann. Grammy Award nominee John Hollenbeck has worked with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians and received numerous commissions and awards, including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

Ticket prices: $10–$11 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Our Country's Good

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Tuesday–Sunday, October 4–8 @ 8  p.m., Monday, October 9 @ 2  p.m. Mainstage Theatre

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. “Our Country’s Good is a triumph ... a tribute to the transforming power of drama ...” heralds The Guardian of Wertenbaker’s award&38211;winning work. Based on the true story of convicts rehearsing a play, this drama/comedy is set in June 1789 in a penal colony that will later become Sydney, Australia.

Ticket prices: $13–$14 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.&38211;Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance(. Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards are accepted. JMU student tickets:$11 in person at box office only with student ID.
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Pops Concert

Pops Concert
Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other outstanding JMU music ensembles

Saturday, October 15 @ 8:30 p.m. Convocation Center

Experience this delightful and family friendly showcase of some of JMU’s finest music ensembles and faculty talent. This year’s Pops Concert will feature the Marching Royal Dukes, the JMU Wind Symphony, the JMU Chorale and the JMU Jazz Ensemble. Be ready to stand up and cheer as these terrific ensembles blow the roof off the Convocation Center. This fun musical extravaganza is extremely popular, so order and print your tickets in advance online!

All Tickets: $14 Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) We accept Discover, American Express, MasterCard or Visa, check or cash. No refunds or exchanges. Seating is subject to availability.
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JMU Symphonic Band

JMU Symphonic Band

Tuesday, October 18 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Enjoy this fall concert featuring one of JMU’s finest music ensembles.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

Thursday, October 20 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Enjoy this fall concert featuring two of JMU's finest jazz groups.

Ticket prices: $7–$10. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Brass Band

JMU Brass Band

Friday, October 21 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Celebrate fall with this concert featuring JMU's premier brass ensemble.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

Sunday, October 23 @ 2 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier vocal ensembles will dazzle audiences in their first major concert of the season

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Symphony Orchestra

JMU Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, November 1 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

The JMU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Robert McCashin, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Tuesday–Sunday, November 1–5 @ 8 p.m., Monday, November 6 @ 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre

In this delightful comedy by two–time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl, Jean is a young woman who lives a quiet life until she happens to answer a call on a stranger’s cell phone. That simple act sends her life into a whirlwind of love and international intrigue that has audiences holding onto their seats for a wild, comic ride.

Ticket prices: $13–$14 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards are accepted.JMU student tickets: $11 in person at box office only with student ID.
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JMU Wind Symphony

JMU Wind Symphony

Thursday, November 3 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Don’t miss the chance to hear one of JMU’s premier band and percussion ensembles in concert.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, November 6 @ 2 p.m. Concert Hall

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Forbes Center enjoying a matinee performance by this amazing ensemble.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Fall Student Dance Concert

Wednesday–Saturday, November 9–12 @ 8 p.m. Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre

This audience favorite showcases new choreography and performances by JMU’s talented young dance students.

Ticket prices:$10 General Admission JMU student tickets: $6 in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with ID. Student discount tickets are not available online. Day of and advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
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JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, December 8 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Don’t miss this winter concert featuring two of JMU’s excellent bands.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Virginia Repertory Dance Company

Virginia Repertory Dance Company

Thursday–Sunday, December 8–10@ 8 p.m., Monday, December 11@ 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre

Led by artistic director Shane O’Hara, this top–level performance ensemble of student dancers will perform a kaleidoscope of works by international choreographer Sonia Rafferty, national choreographers Greer Reed–Jones, Vincent Thomas and Ric Rose, as well as JMU faculty members Suzanne Miller–Corso and Shane O’Hara.

Ticket prices: $13–$14 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards are accepted.JMU student tickets: $11 in person at box office only with student ID. .
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JMU Brass Band

JMU Brass Band

Friday, December 9 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier brass ensemble dazzles in this winter concert.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU’s Senior Dance Majors Concert

Thursday–Saturday, February 9–11 @ Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre

JMU&rquo;s Senior Dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert.

Ticket prices: $10 General Admission JMU student tickets:$6 in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with ID. Student discount tickets are not available online. Day of and advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
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Fairfax Wind Symphony in collaboration with JMU’s Wind Symphony

Saturday, February 11 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

The esteemed Fairfax Wind Symphony (Stan Schoonover, director) was formed in 1999 to create an artistic ensemble experience for music teachers and professionals in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Ticket prices: $11–$12 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID.Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

Monday, February 13 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Come in from the cold and experience JMU’s esteemed Percussion Ensemble in this dazzling winter concert.

Ticket prices: $7–$10. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street A Musical Thriller
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Tuesday–Sunday, February 21–24 @ 8  p.m., Monday, February 25 @ 2  p.m., February 26 @ 2  p.m. Mainstage Theatre

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical! Sweeney Todd has returned to London after serving a prison sentence for a crime he did not commit. The now revenge–obsessed Todd embarks on a bloody killing spree with the help of Mrs. Lovett, a London pie–maker who has some creative ideas about how to dispose of his victims.

Ticket prices: $16–$18 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted. JMU student tickets: $13 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online.
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JMU Brass Band

JMU Brass Band

Friday, February 24 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier brass ensemble presents an incredible evening of captivating music.

Ticket prices: $7–$10. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Wind Symphony

JMU Wind Symphony

Saturday, February 25 @ 1 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier wind and percussion ensemble treats audiences to a rousing weekend matinee performance.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Symphonic Band

JMU Symphonic Band

Thursday, March 1 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s Symphonic Band performs an exciting array of band repertoire.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Brass Band

JMU Brass Band

Tuesday, March 27 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier brass ensemble presents an incredible evening of captivating music.

Ticket prices: $8–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Richmond Youth Symphony

Saturday, March 31 @ 7 p.m. Concert Hall

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Richmond Youth Symphony is dedicated to achieving excellence in both contemporary and traditional symphonic repertoire.

Ticket prices: $11–$12 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted. JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, April 5 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Two of JMU’s leading bands entertain audiences in this wonderful concert.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

Monday, April 16 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Join JMU’s Percussion Ensemble in their year-end concert.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – Cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance..
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JMU Spring Student Dance Concert

Wednesday–Saturday, April 18–21 @ 8 p.m. Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre

Don’t miss this exciting dance presentation featuring talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance program.

Ticket prices:$10 General Admission JMU student tickets: $6 in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with ID. Student discount tickets are not available online. Day of and advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
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JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

Friday, April 20 @ 2 p.m. Concert Hall

JMU’s premier vocal ensembles will dazzle audiences in this spring concert.

Ticket prices: $8–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8 p.m. Concert Hall

Spring is here! Celebrate with this concert featuring two of JMU’s finest jazz groups.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sunday, April 29 @ 2 p.m. Concert Hall

Don't miss this extraordinary year-end weekend matinee concert featuring two of JMU’s leading bands.

Ticket prices: $7–$10 JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Advance tickets – cash, major credit cards, JACards accepted. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.
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Cinderella

Cinderella
Part of the JMU Children’s Playshop

July 20–22, 27-29, 2011 Wednesday–Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

July 23, 30, 2011 Saturday @ 11 a.m.

July 24, 31, 2011 Sunday @ 4 p.m. Studio Theatre

Adapted by Sally Netzel, the adaptation of this classic fairy tale, which has delighted audiences for centuries, has all of the familiar characters: the fairy godmother, the mean stepmother, the selfish stepsisters and the handsome prince. Throw in the glass slipper and the poor, but optimistic Cinderella, and the story has all of the essential ingredients to enchanting children and adults alike.
Ticket prices: $8–$9
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Whose  Live Anyway?

Whose Live Anyway?
“Standup is fun, improv is funnier. And these guys are the world's best!” - Portland Oregonian

October 13–14, 2011 Thursday–Friday @ 8 p.m. Wilson Hall Auditorium

A Forbes Center presentation

Whose Live Anyway? is a 90-minute show of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. The cast of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis leaves audiences of all ages astounded with the witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Whose Live Anyway? performs some of the games made famous by Emmy-nominated television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, plus some new ones. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions-and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! This is an improvised show. The performers do not control audience suggestions. Parental discretion advised. Please note this performance is at Wilson Hall Auditorium, not the Forbes Center.

Ticket prices: $33–$53. Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center box office (Mon. - Fri. - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) We accept Discover, American Express, MasterCard or Visa, check or cash. These shows sell out very quickly, so advance purchase is highly recommended.
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Sawhill Gallery

Sawhill Gallery

10 a.m–5 p.m., Monday–Friday Noon–5 p.m., Saturday Duke Hall Room 101

The gallery features changing exhibitions of international, national and regional significance.
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artWorks Gallery

artWorks Gallery

Noon–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday Noon–5 p.m., Friday–Saturday 131 Grace Street

artWorks, JMU's student-run gallery, exhibits work by undergraduate and graduate students. Exhibits change frequently and opening receptions are held on the first Monday of each show.
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New Image Gallery

New Image Gallery

Noon–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday Noon–4 p.m., Friday–Saturday 131 Grace Street

New Image Gallery, housed in a separate room off of artWorks Gallery, features contemporary photography by regional, national and international artists.
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Madison Art Collection

Madison Art Collection

10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Friday Festival Conference and Student Center Room 1000

The Madison Art Collection contains over 3,000 art and cultural objects from the Neolithic through the 20th Century.
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Prism Gallery

PRISM Gallery

10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Friday Festival Conference and Student Center Lower Level

The Prism Gallery in the lower level of JMU’s Festival Conference and Student Center is dedicated to exhibiting works dealing with diversity.
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