James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum
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.
NON JMU Visitor Metered Parking is now available across
the street from Festival in Lot C12 behind the bus stop
Currently on Display:
Rembrandt and the Mennonite Community
Did Rembrandt belong to the Mennonite Community? This exhibit explores his connections to Amsterdam's diverse Protestant, Jewish, and Mennonite groups. Artworks and early books are on loan from private collections, the National Gallery of Art, and Eastern Mennonite University.
Exhibit Dates: 1/16/2014-2/28/2014
Opening: 1/16/2014 4:00-6:00pm
Special Sunday Afternoon Hours:
K-12 Educational materials:
Special interactive learning materials for K-12 children, teachers and parents have been created by Sarah Brown (masters student in Art Education and local elementary art teacher).
The Lisanby will be closed:
1/20/2014 Martin Luther King Day
2/11/2014 Assessment Day
3/10/2014 - 3/14/2014 Spring Break
Charles Lisanby, the Artist
Birds and Blooms: Beauty Throughout the History of Art
Frolicking Friars: The Friar's Club Mural by Charles Lisanby
Dates: 9/2/2013 - 10/11/2013
This exhibit showcases Charles Lisanby's first professional commission for the Frairs Club of New York. It was this mural that prompted Ralph Levy to hire Charles Lisanby to design teh set for the first non-news broadcast Billy the Kid, which aired on American television in 1948.
The Folk Artist as Minstrel: John L. Heatwole and his role in shaping Shenandoah Valley folk culture
Dates: 4/1/2013 - 4/26/2013
Opening: 4/5/2013, 5:00-7:00pm
This exhibit focuses on the role of iterative processes, such as storytelling, in Shenandoah Valley folklife in connection to the works of John L. Heatwole, a Valley native and artist. Heatwole carved pieces and shared stories that reflected Valley folk culture. Each of his works hark back to a particular 19th century tradition, role in society, or superstition. Even in his staining technique, Heatwole utilized the methods of period artisans. As a result, he became the Valley's contemporary minstrel through sharing his own portrayals of folk culture and lore.
Dates: 3/12/2012 - 4/27/2012
Dates: 1/23/2012 - 3/2/2012
Dates: 11/15/2011 - 12/16/2011