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faculty_1000x600.jpgSADAH Faculty Exhibition 
Oct. 28-Dec. 6, 2019 | First Fridays on Nov. 1
Opening reception: Monday, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Faculty at James Madison University’s School of Art, Design and Art History will show new artwork and scholarship during the upcoming Faculty Exhibition at the school’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. It is a rare opportunity to see the broad range of JMU faculty creative and scholarly work in one exhibition.

“It’s one of the most important exhibitions we do all year,” said Katherine Schwartz, director of SADAH. “It showcases the exceptional quality of the visual artists, designers and scholars at JMU.

“The work is deeply motivated by current issues facing our society, such as environmental challenges and barriers to social justice,” said Beth Hinderliter, director of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. “Witnessing the faculty tackle such critical topics provides motivation and encouragement to our students.” 

 The exhibition will draw from SADAH faculty in the areas of art history; art education; architectural, industrial and graphic design; and art studio: ceramics, fibers, multi-media, metals and jewelry, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

“Our faculty are remarkable mentors to their students,” said Schwartz. “And this exhibition gives us an opportunity to see that mentorship in action. As students see the quality of the work here, it’s nothing short of inspirational.”

Faculty, students, staff and community members are invited to the opening reception on Oct. 28 to meet the faculty and talk to them about their work.

Contact Jen Kulju, director of Communications and Marketing for JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, at (540) 568-4394 or by e-mail at for further information. You can also contact Beth Hinderliter, director of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, at (540) 568-6407 or by email at

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art’s mission is to present the highest level of fine art experiences and to create an active space for robust discourse of vital issues facing our society. It is a space where the local and academic community share ideas about contemporary art and our wider cultural experiences. Art breaks barriers between languages and brings us together to be inspired and knowledgeable citizens, no matter where we come from.
Visit for further information.

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, Duke Hall – Room 1022, 820 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; First Fridays until 8 pm
Parking is available at Mason Street Deck on JMU’s campus during gallery events.

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