Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World

SEP 5-DEC 2
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL


Savoring the Moon: Japanese Prints of the Floating World highlights the Madison Art Collection’s impressive Japanese paintings and woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e style. Enormously popular during the Edo (1600–1868) and Meiji (1868–1912) periods, ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” depict life’s fleeting pleasures in an increasingly urban environment. More


Nekisha Durrett

Before and Still

SEP 7-OCT 15
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL

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Nekisha Durrett

Before and Still

SEP 7-OCT 15
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL


An award-winning Washington, D.C.-based artist, Nekisha Durrett explores the history of unfamiliar objects and places, using cast-off materials as witnesses to the passage of time. Creating monuments to the power of memory, Durrett engages in storytelling and a poetic study of language. Before and Still is a large-scale installation that transforms the commonplace into the monumental while summoning subject matter that is often overlooked in visual culture. More


Voice Overs

OCT 3-NOV 4
OFFICE OF CREATIVE PROPULSION - ROOP HALL ROOM 208

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Voice Overs

OCT 3-NOV 4
OFFICE OF CREATIVE PROPULSION - ROOP HALL ROOM 208


This project from the Virginia Center for the Book features a collection of 20 11”x15” broadsides, responding to sexism, racism and biases as felt in our cultural landscape. This series represents a range of Virginia voices including former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, 20th Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa Igloria, and a host of writers and artists from the Southwest and Tidewater regions of the Commonwealth. Exhibition and reception co-sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, JMU Libraries, and Furious Flower. More


Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Ginny Soenksen

FRI, OCT 21
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL

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Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Ginny Soenksen

FRI, OCT 21
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL


This lively cocktail reception is followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Savoring the Moon exhibition by Ginny Soenksen, director of JMU’s Madison Art Collection and Lisanby Museum. Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World highlights the Madison Art Collection’s impressive Japanese paintings and woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e style. Event is 6:30-8 pm and is capped at 30 guests. More


Visible to the User

NOV 2-DEC 7
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL

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Visible to the User

NOV 2-DEC 7
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL


Visible to the User counters the history of visual technologies meant to be “invisible to the user,” but contains within them a programmed, yet unmarked bias towards whiteness. Designers and artists in this exhibition rewrite code languages, operating systems, algorithmic thinking and systems design to make these biases visible to the user. More


Dangerous Beauty: Weapons as Art

JAN 31-APR 29
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL

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Dangerous Beauty: Weapons as Art

JAN 31-APR 29
LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL


Featuring objects from cultures across the world, Dangerous Beauty: Weapons as Art showcases the rich holdings of the Madison Art Collection in the first encyclopedic display of its armaments. This exhibition invites visitors to view these objects through an aesthetic lens and reconsider the very definition of art. More


Both Sides of the River Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Beth Hinderliter

THU, FEB 9
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL

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Both Sides of the River Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Beth Hinderliter

THU, FEB 9
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL


This lively cocktail reception is followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Both Sides of the River exhibition by Beth Hinderliter, director of JMU’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Bringing together artists from varying backgrounds and diverse perspectives, Both Sides of the River fosters conversations on the relation of art, decolonial ecology and environmental stewardship. Event is 6:30-8 pm and is capped at 50 guests. More


Hannah Patteson and Mia Greenwald

M.F.A. Exhibition

APR 4-MAY 5
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL

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Hannah Patteson and Mia Greenwald

M.F.A. Exhibition

APR 4-MAY 5
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL


This annual exhibition showcases the strength of JMU’s Master of Fine Arts program and celebrates the artistic skills, conceptual clarity, and creativity of its graduates. More



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