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The Lisanby Museum added 12 new photos to the album: John L. Heatwole — with Julia Nashwinter.

Opening reception of the John L. Heatwole exhibit.

The Lisanby Museum added 35 new photos to the album: John L. Heatwole — at The Lisanby Museum.
April 1, 2013

Honors thesis of Julia Nashwinter

The Art History Forum takes place today in the Festival Highland's Room! From 1:00pm to 4:00pm today! Find more information at

Welcome back to JMU! The Lisanby is open and we have a brand new exhibit currently on display! James Madison The Man And The University. It will be on display until 3/29/2013 - make sure to stop by and check it out! We are open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday.

We will not be open during spring break week (Monday the 4th to Friday the 8th), but when we return on March 11th we will have a brand new exhibit open! It will feature objects from the Madison Art Collection and items borrowed from Montpellier!

Good luck on midterms! If you need a quiet place to study we are a coffee friendly gallery with comfortable chairs!

The American Impressionism exhibit is only open for a couple more weeks - come see the work of Walter and Eliot Clark before their paintings return to the collection!

Need a place to host your next sorority or fraternity event? Why not the museum on campus? We are a coffee friendly space and would love to have you!

The museum is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

4.5.13 5:00pm - Gallery talk on our next exhibit "The Folk Artist as Minstrel: John L. Heatwole and his role in shaping Shenandoah Valley folk culture".

Dates: 4/1/2013 - 4/26/2013
Opening: 4/5/2013, 5:00-7:00pm


This exhibit focuses on the role of iterative processes, such as storytelling, in Shenandoah Valley folklife in connection to the works of John L. Heatwole, a Valley native and artist. Heatwole carved pieces and shared stories that reflected Valley folk culture. Each of his works hark back to a particular 19th century tradition, role in society, or superstition. Even in his staining technique, Heatwole utilized the methods of period artisans. As a result, he became the Valley's contemporary minstrel through sharing his own portrayals of folk culture and lore.

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Fri 5:00 PM EDTThe Lisanby MuseumHarrisonburg
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2.4.13 at 1:00 pm - A gallery talk on the American Impressionism Exhibit and the works of Walter and Eliot Clark.

Mon 1:00 PM ESTThe Lisanby MuseumHarrisonburg
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Today at The Lisanby: Gallery Talk at 1:00 pm. The exhibit will be open until Spring Break - make sure to stop in and see us!

Don't forget! Tomorrow at 1:00pm we are having a gallery talk on the American Impressionism exhibit currently on display in The Lisanby! Bring a friend, and a cup of coffee!

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Currently on Display: "American Impressionism: The Work of Walter and Eliot Clark", the gallery talk will take place on February 4th at 1:00 pm. The exhibit features works by the father and son impressionist duo Walter and Eliot Clark - the works were selected from the Madison Art Collection. Bring a cup of coffee and have a look around!