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James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum

Picture of Gladys Kemp Lisanby at a reception

The Lisanby Museum was named after JMU alumna Gladys Kemp Lisanby ('49) and her late husband, James Lisanby. She received the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in recognition of her work with the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

She created the Lisanby Art History Scholars in Museum Studies scholarship to support incoming freshmen who were interested in pursuing museum studies and art history. 

Located in the lower level of the Festival Conference and Student Center in room 1108, the James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum houses rotating exhibits drawn from the Madison Art Collection. 


HOURS
The Lisanby is open during the Fall and Spring Semesters, Monday through Friday, from 10AM-4PM. 

The Lisanby will be CLOSED APRIL 29th through the summer.


PARKING
Non-JMU Visitor Metered Parking is now available across the street from Festival in Lot C12 behind the bus stop.


GROUP VISITS
Contact Mrs. Melanie Brimhall (brimhamr@jmu.edu or 540-568-2661) to schedule a group visit for 30 people or less.  Please indicate if you wish a guided tour.


STUDY CENTER
Featuring objects from the ancient world to the present day, these cases display pieces from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Faculty may request specific objects to be included for the upcoming academic year by contacting Dr. Kate Stevens (stevenke@jmu.edu or 540-568-5577) before August.

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Upcoming Exhibit - Fall 2016

20th century painting marketing header for fall 2016 lisanby show

A MODERN POINT OF VIEW: EXPLORING EARLY 20TH CENTURY PAINTING