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The Institute for Visual Studies

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, products and applications by multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty.

IVS is located in Room 208 of Roop Hall on the campus of JMU. It is open Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm and by appointment. Please call (540) 568-5656 with questions.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award



  • The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring the music of their rich culture to America for the first time!



  • Renowned British actor Julian Sands delivers a solo tour-de-force in "A Celebration of Harold Pinter" 



  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!