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Madison Art Collection

Objects from the Madison Art Collection

Housed in the lower level of the Festival Conference and Student Center (FCSC) on the campus of James Madison University (JMU), the Madison Art Collection (MAC) houses an extraordinary collection of aesthetic and culturally significant objects.  

Over the last eight years, the MAC has provided unique opportunities for students, faculty, and the Harrisonburg community to learn about a wide range of world cultures while exploring objects drawn from its holding of over 35,000 objects. 

Exhibitions, class projects, and special programming allowed the public access to the areas of collection strength, which include funerary objects from ancient Egypt, ceramics and glassware from classical Greece and Rome, West African masks and textiles, Russian icons, Japanese Edo prints, and Russian icons. 

The MAC also houses letters and manuscripts from notable people such as King George I of England, Florence Nightingale, and Victor Hugo as well as artworks from Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg.