Duke Hall Gallery awarded prestigious international grant

JMU News

by Ginny Cramer


Harrisonburg, Virginia – The Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art has recently been awarded a grant to support the exhibition Both Sides of the River (January 31 - March 18, 2023). The exhibit brings together the work of international and U.S. artists to foster conversations on the relation of art, decolonial ecology, and environmental stewardship. Among the featured artists will be JMU sculpture professor Greg Stewart working with an artist collective, Kosmologym. 

The grant was awarded by the Étant Donnés Contemporary Art Program, which is supported by Villa Albertine with the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut Français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP. The program offers opportunities for the kinds of French and American cultural collaboration seen in the JMU exhibition, which will feature the work of two French artists, Sara Favriau and Marcos Ávila Forero.  

Other featured artists will include Carolina Caycedo of Columbia and Mary Mattingly from the U.S. 

“I am very excited to receive this support for Both Sides of the River,” says gallery director Dr. Beth Hinderliter. “This project gathers diverse international artists in much needed conversations about climate violence and environmental racism.”   


Gallery information: 

The gallery is free to all guests. Please contact the gallery for groups larger than 25. Visit jmu.edu/dukehallgallery for location, hours, and parking information. 

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is an active contemporary art space that elevates the historical understanding of art while fostering new experimental and theoretical directions in art. It is a space where many communities come together to advance justice in our current moment with an eye to crafting better possible futures. Art breaks barriers, and the Duke Gallery is a nexus for contemporary creativity and future change. 

Contact Dr. Beth Hinderliter at (540) 568-6407 or by email at hindersb@jmu.edu for more information. 



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Published: Friday, June 10, 2022

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