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Mission

The Madison Art Collection is an administrative unit of James Madison University
and acquires art and cultural works in fulfillment of the university’s mission,
specifically to foster an informed appreciation of the rich diversity of the human experience. 

It preserves and exhibits those works to the public, serving as both steward and interpreter of cultural common wealth.

"We take objects
from the art collection 
and bring them to life

for the local children,
JMU students,
and all who visit.

We give the art relevance

within the culture
of the people who created it.

We make art accessible."

-- Dr. Kate Stevens, 
Director of the Madison Art Collection 

Highschool student handling buddha statue with archival gloves