The JMU SADAH Alumni Online Gallery highlights the professional accomplishments, meaningful pursuits, and continuing excellence of former JMU SADAH students now living and working around the world.  Examples of their achievements are firm evidence of the robust vitality of the visual art program at JMU, and speak to our graduate's enduring spirit of engaging in a purposeful dialog within contemporary culture.

New submissions from art alumni are welcome, and should be submitted following the form. Please email submission form and images to Cole Welter at


Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is a space for vibrant cultural discourse.  It is a space where the local community and academic community share ideas about contemporary art and our wider cultural experiences.  Art confronts.  Art energizes.  Art breaks barriers between languages and brings us together to be inspired and knowledgable citizens, no matter where we come from.

Location: 820 South Main Street, Duke Hall, RM 1022, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Tuesday–Saturday, 11AM–5PM
Select Downtown First Fridays: 5-8PM (OCT & NOV)

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Just a short walk down Grace Street from Duke Hall, ArtWorks Gallery and New Image Gallery are located at 131 W. Grace Street in a second-floor loft space located in the former Graves Electric building that can be accessed using the entrance facing Main Street.

* NOTE NEW HOURS: Regular gallery hours are held during the academic year only: Friday– Saturday, 11–2pm. Available for class tours by appointment Monday-Thursday. For information on exhibitions and to verify hours of operation, please call 540.568.7175.

ArtWorks Gallery

artworks recpetions

ArtWorks is JMU’s student-run gallery, exhibiting work by undergraduate and graduate students. The gallery features moveable walls; hardwood floors; large windows; and a high, open ceiling. Exhibits change, on average, every three weeks. Exhibitions in the ArtWorks Gallery are sponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History. 

New Image Gallery

Opening reception for Scott Jost exhibit

New Image Gallery features contemporary photography and new media by regional, national, and international artists. 

The exhibitions in New Image Gallery change at least twice per semester and are sponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History and other partners. 

For information on exhibitions and related programming, please contact Corinne Diop: 540.568.6485.  


Opening reception at IVS

The Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) at James Madison University is a center for scholarly, scientific and creative inquiry into the nature and workings of images. An incubator of new ideas, the institute fosters discovery, and the generation of artworks, scholarly products, and applications by multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty.

IVS is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment. For more information, please call 540-568-5656.


Picture from Geeks in Museum Exhibit; Roman female statue

Containing over 35,000 art and cultural objects from the Neolithic through the 20th Century, the Madison Art Collection is located in the Festival Conference & Student Center, Room 1000. 

The gallery's collection was donated to the university in 1965 by an Indondesian collector and formed into the Madison Art Collection in 2003.  The Madison Art Collection preserves and exhibits works to the public, serving both as a steward and interpreter of cultural common wealth.  In addition, each year the Madison Art Collection hosts about 4,000 students and 2,000 adults, including the university's students and faculty.  They strive to host many educational programs for children kindergarten through twelfth grade.  

Exhibitions from the permanent collection are displayed in the Lisanby Museum (Room 1108).

Prism International Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting works that explore global culture (Upper Level). 

Prism Gallery
 is dedicated to exhibiting works that emphasize aspects of diversity, including areas of culture, religion, gender and sexuality (Lower Level Hallway).

For more information about collection hours or their educational outreach programs, call 540.568.5577. The Madison Art Collection is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Art Exhibit

Edith J. Carrier Building

Open weekdays in the Frances Plecker Education Center, 8AM-4PM

Proud affiliate of the Artisans Center of Virginia.

Little Gallery Underground

Little Gallery Underground

The Little Gallery Underground is located on the lower level of the JMU Music Building, in the Music Library (room B59).  It is a place for music visualized. This gallery features rotating displays of art by local artists, both within the JMU community and beyond. What makes this gallery unique is the connection between visual art and music. The gallery is open for all to visit during Music Library operational hours.

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