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Associate Director of the Madison Art Collection

Melanie R. Brimhall

brimhamr@jmu.edu
Contact Info

EDUCATION
M.A. James Madison University
Art History

B.S. James Madison University
Fine Arts with teacher certification

Before coming to JMU, Mrs. Brimhall taught studio arts in the Virginia public schools for 18 years.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Museum Education
Grant writing
American Indian culture
Mesoamerican ceramic arts
Irish printmaking and the works of Jack Yeats
British and Italian ceramic arts of the Medieval and Renaissance eras

COURSES TAUGHT
Museum internships with the Lisanby Museum

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Brimhall's recent scholarship in the museum has been focused on the 1500+ Mesoamerican artifacts which were recently donated to the university.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Teacher of the Year, New Ket County (1994)