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Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art
James Madison University
Duke Hall, RM 1022
820 South Main Street, MSC 7102
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

p / 540.568.6918
e / DukeHallGallery@jmu.edu


Tuesday – Saturday / 11-5p
Select First Fridays

Our exhibitions are always free and open to the public.


Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is centrally located between the Mason Street, Grace Street, and Chesapeake Avenue Parking Decks.  Free parking for events and receptions will be provided at one of these parking decks, usually Mason Street Deck.  There are also 99 pay-by (metered) parking spaces available on the second level of the Mason Street Deck.  Be sure to enter at Mason Street. 

In special circumstances, the gallery can supply a visitor with a temporary parking pass.  These passes are good for PURPLE ZONE parking only, and may only be used when visiting Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.  To obtain one of these passes, please call our reception office @ 540.568.6918 and we can arrange to have someone meet you outside the Grace Street entrance of Duke Hall.

Visitors may also request a free parking pass at Parking Services before visiting the gallery.

For all parking-related questions please contact Parking Services directly at:
e / parkingservices@jmu.edu
p / 540 568 3300

JMU Campus Parking Map


SPEND time, ENJOY the exhibit, ASK us questions

NO FOOD OR DRINK allowed in the gallery

Large bags are not allowed in the gallery. Gallery staff may ask visitors to hand-carry smaller backpacks, or wear them on the front. Gallery staff may require you check your larger items.

Umbrellas should remain outside of the gallery at all times.

DO NOT TOUCH artwork
Salts and oils naturally produced on your hands are damaging to artworks.

SILENCE PHONES and mobile devices
Feel free to text, gram or tweet. As a courtesy to other visitors, please set your phone to silent/vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the gallery.

Additionally, Duke Hall has free wifi available in all public spaces, including the gallery and gallery court.

Children should be carefully supervised. Running, roller skating, skateboarding, and horseplay endanger the safety of both the artworks and other visitors.

Intense bursts of light can damage sensitive works on paper, photographs and dyed fabrics.

Handheld photography and video for personal use may be permitted depending on the artwork on exhibit. Please check wall signage to confirm. No tripods are allowed. Commercial photography must be pre-arranged with the gallery director.

Sketching is permitted. Please be extremely careful with your drawing tools; show respect for the artwork and fellow visitors. Drawing boards and sketch pads may be no larger than 18 x 24 in. Only dry media will be allowed: pencils, conté crayon and erasers. Pens, loose ink, fountain pens, oil/wax crayon, paint, watercolor, easels or stands, charcoal, and pastel are not allowed.

For groups of more than 35, we ask to be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your visit in order to best accommodate large groups. Appointments can be made outside or within regular gallery hours. All visits outside normal gallery hours must be approved by the Gallery Director.   

Special tours or curatorial talks are also available with enough notice and based on availability. These special requests will require the approval of either the Gallery Director, the curator, or the artist/s.

Approval of requests for large group visits within gallery hours will be up to the invigilator’s or other gallery staff’s discretion. All visits outside of regular operating hours must by approved by the Gallery Director.   

Students may wish to use the gallery during an exhibition for their own projects when inspired by the work in it. Each request must be directed to the Gallery Director and will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Inquiring students should email the Gallery Director directly with as much notice as possible (and at least 48 hours notice).

The gallery court is available to SADAH faculty and staff related events. All inquiries should be directed to the Gallery Court Application. Once completed, the form must be sent directly to the gallery director for approval. Simply filling out the form does not grant approval. The gallery director will contact the applicant with and approval or more questions concerning the event. 


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