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The Sawhill Memorial Gallery stands in memory to the original Sawhill Gallery, which stood just steps away, and to the directors who oversaw its programming.

The wood-lined walls mimic those that lined the old gallery's walls; its accessible location is an homage to Stuart Downs and Gary Freeburg, who played major roles in elevating the visibility of the arts within the School of Art, Design and Art History and throughout the JMU campus.  This humble nod affirms SADAH as a place of vital discussion in the visual and all that the visual asks of us.

Current Exhibition

Hanboks made by 2023 Hanbok Masterclass instructors Suntae Hwang and JungOk Um are now on display in the Sawhill Memorial Gallery in Duke Hall.

Hanbok masters Suntae Hwang and JungOk Um recently led a 10-day intensive at SADAH teaching the art of the Hanbok, traditional Korean dress. Students from R. Merten's ART 392 Garment Design and Anna Marie Smith's INDU 404 Industrial Design Advanced Studio participated in the masterclass, learning Hanbok-making methods and producing their own Hanbok.


Views and positions expressed in exhibitions are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of the university.

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