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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. Wren River Stevens, Director of the Madison Art Collection
Highschool student handling buddha statue with archival gloves

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