James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum
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.
The Lisanby is open during the Fall and Spring Semesters, Monday through Friday, from 10AM-4PM.
The Lisanby will be CLOSED for the summer from APRIL 29th through SEPTEMBER 2nd.
The Lisanby will be CLOSED during the FALL SEMESTER 2016 during the following times:
- Friday OCTOBER 7th
- Monday OCTOBER 24th - Friday OCTOBER 28th
- Monday NOVEMBER 21 - Friday NOVEMBER 25th
- Monday DECEMBER 12 - Monday JANUARY 16th, 2017
Non-JMU Visitor Metered Parking is now available across the street from Festival in Lot C12 behind the bus stop.
Contact Mrs. Melanie Brimhall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-2661) to schedule a group visit for 30 people or less. Please indicate if you wish a guided tour.
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 (email@example.com or 540-568-5577) before August.
Upcoming Exhibit - Fall 2016
A MODERN POINT OF VIEW: EXPLORING EARLY 20TH CENTURY PAINTING
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 5th- OCTOBER 22nd
CURATOR: Dr. Kathryn Stevens
With the Impressionist movement of the late 19th century came new ways to understand and depict the world. Artists explored these new theories throughout the early 20th century, creating images of a vibrant and transitory world. Join us for an artistic exploration that traces this journey as seen in paintings from JMU’s permanent collection.