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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


  • Ireland's Theatre Lovett brings "a delightfully smart performance" of "They Called Her Vivaldi" to audiences in this Forbes Family Fun event!



  • Israeli performance troupe Mayumana presents "Currents," a bold spectacle featuring mind-blowing sights and sounds.



  • Danú returns to the Forbes Center for a St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring JMU's Madison Singers 



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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