Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:13:45 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/285 The Savannah Sipping Society http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/285 Sunday, 05 March 2017 14:30:00 EST The play will be presented by The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. March 5th, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. At the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. Proudly Presents The Savannah Sipping Society   March 5th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.Staring:Patsi Compton, Liz Goodman, Jane R. Reid, and Pat Shumate.Directed by:Alan G. HoltPresented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.Admission $15.00Tickets available at the following location:Danville Museum of Fone Arts & History(975 Main Street),New City Dance Space(616 N. Main Street),Rippe's(559 Main Street), andKaren's Hallmark(Danville Mall). Cash bar and concession will be available http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/284 The Savannah Sipping Society http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/284 Friday, 03 March 2017 19:30:00 EST The play will be presented by The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. On March 3rd & 4th at 7:30 p.m. & March 5th, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.At the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History The Little Theatre of Danville, Inc. Proudly Presents The Savannah Sipping Society   March 3rd & 4th, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. and March 5th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.Staring:Patsi Compton, Liz Goodman, Jane R. Reid, and Pat Shumate.Directed by:Alan G. HoltPresented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.Admission $15.00Tickets available at the following location:Danville Museum of Fone Arts & History(975 Main Street),New City Dance Space(616 N. Main Street),Rippe's(559 Main Street), andKaren's Hallmark(Danville Mall).   Cash bar & concession will be available http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/259 Moscow Nights http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/259 Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is proud to present Moscow Nights, award-winning musical ambassadors from Russia on February 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Danville Museum Performance Theater.  The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is proud to present Moscow Nights, award-winning musical ambassadors from Russia on February 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Danville Museum Performance Theater. Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile group of world-recognized, prize-winning musicians. Having established themselves as one of the fastest rising musical groups in the United States, these classically trained artists first took Western Europe by storm and now are bringing their enthralling music to North America. Led by Vitaliy Bezrodnov, the group was initially formed under his direction in Kaluga, Russia in the late 1980’s. After Conservatory studies, they regrouped in 1996 in the United States. Initially touring the Western states and the Hawaiian Islands, the group met with great acclaim due to their considerable talents and natural exuberance. Their venues have been as varied as Performing Arts Centers to Concert series and cultural festival nationwide. They also initiated a charity program entitled Music in Mission and Rotary Children’s Fund which raises money for the orphans of Russia.Moscow Nights offers audiences an entertaining and authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, and dance. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The program is broad and varied, with something to appeal to everyone, including audience participation though clapping and learning Russian songs and words. Lilting balalaikas, dynamic bayan accordion, unique Treshotki and Loshky, humorous dances, and superb vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages. Tickets for the February 25th concert will be available at the door, by contacting the museum or web site. Cost of admission is: $15 for general public, $12 for museum members, and $5 for students.For further information please call 434-793-5644, or visit the museum’s Facebook page.   Cash bar and concession will be available http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/291 Canvas & Cabernet Feb 24th http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/291 Friday, 24 February 2017 18:30:00 EST Our social painting class Taking reservation for Feb 24, 2017 class at 6:30 to 9 p.m. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/257 RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONARY POSTER EXHIBIT http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/257 Friday, 06 January 2017 17:00:00 EST RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONARY POSTER EXHIBIT OPENS JANUARY 6, 2017 AT THE DANVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND HISTORY. The opening reception for the Russian Revolutionary Poster exhibit will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The posters exhibited are part of a collection at the Lenin Library in Moscow. Italian photographer Caio Garruba was permitted to photograph forty pieces for their first Western publication, of which the Museum has 37. The framing, interpretation, and exhibition of these works have been made possible by a grant from the Patterson Foundation of Roanoke, VA. RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONARY POSTER EXHIBIT OPENS JANUARY 6, 2017 AT THE DANVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND HISTORY.   Propaganda has always been an important political tool in the Soviet Union, and poster art was one of the most viable means to spread information. The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will exhibit examples of early Russian Revolutionary posters in their next gallery offering titled, “Russian Revolutionary Posters,” beginning January 6, 2017 and going through March 12, 2017. This exhibit will trace some of the early iterations used by the Soviets dating from 1917 to 1929, marking the 100th anniversary of the stormy twelve-year period ushering in the October Revolution. The images represent a period that spanned a decade of unrest, counterrevolution, famine, foreign military intervention, and economic turmoil.   One of the reasons for the incredible success of Communist propaganda was its incorporation into all aspects of society. The Soviet government had complete control over mass communication and used art, film, radio, literature, theater, music, posters, and more as propaganda. Posters were “the quintessential form of propaganda,” because they provided a cheap way to reach a wide audience, could be understood even by illiterate citizens, and could be changed quickly in response to political shifts. The artistic merit of the posters in the show is equal to anything produced in other cultures. Some are brilliant and shocking and evocative and provocative; some are impressionistic, others expressionistic; some are simple and primitive, designed chiefly for visual impact, with little or no text, to appeal to a semi-literate or totally illiterate population; many are definitely forerunners of the future Soviet social realism.   The opening reception for the Russian Revolutionary Poster exhibit will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The posters exhibited are part of a collection at the Lenin Library in Moscow. Italian photographer Caio Garruba was permitted to photograph forty pieces for their first Western publication, of which the Museum has 37. The framing, interpretation, and exhibition of these works have been made possible by a grant from the Patterson Foundation of Roanoke, VA.