Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:18:55 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/295 Art on The Lawn http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/295 Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:00:00 EST "Art on the Lawn"returns to Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History ++++ calling all artists ++++ “Art on the Lawn” Returns, After a two-year hiatus, DMFAH will bring back a favorite event of Danville , “Art on the Lawn.” This year, 2017, the event will be even bigger and better. Plans are already in the works and will include artists’ displays, artists’ demonstrations by our own Swanson Studio artists, children’s activities, good music, good food catered by Midtown Market, and lots of fun for all. Mark your calendars now for June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This promises to be a fantastic event – you don’t want to miss it!Call 434-793-5644 for more information and to register http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/311 Solo Fest http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/311 Friday, 19 May 2017 18:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Art and History & BB&T will present Middle and High School Solo Festival Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Museum at 6:00 p.m.    (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/312 Monthly Classic Film Series http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/312 Friday, 12 May 2017 19:00:00 EST "Mrs. Miniver" The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is proud to present our next Classic Film on May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Greer Garson delivers an Academy Award-winning performance as a British wife and mother whose courage and grace hold her family together through the terror of the World War II German Blitz--Mrs. Miniver. In this film lauded by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which eloquently captures the hopes of England and America at a time defeat by Nazi Germany seems imminent, Mrs. Kay Miniver (Garson) refuses to allow the war to destroy her family even as she huddles with her children through bombing raids, faces enemy paratroopers and fears for her husband's life as he fights in a string of crushing defeats. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is proud to present our next Classic Film on May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  A movie doesn't win seven Oscars for nothing. A glowing Greer Garson (Best Actress) commands the screen as Mrs. Miniver, a middle-class British housewife whose strength holds her family together as World War II literally hits their home. Walter Pidgeon as her architect husband seems to be the prototype for future TV dads in this affecting portrait of love--familial and romantic--during war. But the relationship between Mrs. Miniver's college-age son (Richard Ney) and the upper-crust Carol (Best Supporting Actress Teresa Wright) is filled with inherent drama--as the war speeds up their young love, it also has the potential to doom it. The 1942 film, which also won for Best Picture and Best Director, is filled with colorful characters, snappy dialogue, and sensational plot twists. Although you spend much of the movie dreading that one of the Minivers will become a casualty of war, when it finally happens, it's not what you anticipated. Exactly what you'd expect from a legendary film that lives up to its billing. Actors: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen Directors: William Wyler Writers: George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis Producers: William Wyler, Sidney Franklin The Classic Film Series is free to Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History members, and regular museum admission fees would apply to non-members ($10/adult, $8/senior and active military).   Cash bar and concession will be available  http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/309 Derby Day http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/309 Saturday, 06 May 2017 16:00:00 EST Derby Day  Come join your friends!  Derby Day May 6, 2017 promises to be an afternoon filled with all the happenings of the actual Run for the Roses. There will be picnic heavy hors d’oeuvres with a Southern flair , mint juleps to drink, great music from the Laura Adcock Band, a chance to cheer for your best girl or guy in the hat and costume contests, cheering your sponsored horse to the final race of the day and watching the real Kentucky Derby on the big screen. The activities will be held at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, 4-7 p.m. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)    Please see files below for Sponsorship information http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/302 “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Gardenâ€� by author Peter Hatch http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/302 Friday, 28 April 2017 19:00:00 EST “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden” by author Peter Hatch On Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Danville Museum Auditorium a lecture will complement the Garden Day activities hosted by the Danville Garden Club scheduled to take place earlier that same day. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will host a lecture titled “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden” by author Peter Hatch on Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Danville Museum Auditorium. The lecture will complement the Garden Day activities hosted by the Danville Garden Club scheduled to take place earlier that same day.   Peter J. Hatch is a professional gardener and historian with 38 years’ experience in the restoration, care, and interpretation of historic landscapes. A celebrated author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where he served as Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years, Hatch has lectured in 37 states on Jefferson and the history of garden plants. Presently, he gardens and botanizes from his home on Lickinghole Creek in Crozet, Virginia, travels extensively to promote his latest work, ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, and consults on the installation and maintenance of both public gardens and private estate landscapes.   The lecture complements the current art exhibit in the Museum’s galleries by regional artist Sally Sutton. Her installation titled “Food, Farm, and Community” interprets the farm to table movement with a vibrant pallet of color, capturing the essence of both flower and vegetable gardens.   Admission to the lecture will reflect normal Museum rates: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $4 Students, and free admission to Museum members. There will be an additional $2 off a paid admission for guests who had participated in the Garden Tour throughout the day.   Tickets will be available starting April 4th, 2017. Museum members are asked to please stop by the museum for your tickets to this event.   Cash bar / concession will be available. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Canvas & Cabernet http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Friday, 28 April 2017 18:30:00 EST Our next session of Canvas & Cabernet will be April 28, 2017 6:30 to 9 pm. PLEASE call to register and prepay for this event. Museum members and special groups may be entitled to discounts. We can also schedule this class for private groups of 5 or more most any time. Please call C B at 793-5644 for more details. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/293 Food, Farm, and Community http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/293 Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents   FOOD, FARM and COMMUNITY An Exhibition of Paintings by   Sally L. Sutton   Opening reception for the exhibit will be March 26, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Opening is free, but donations gladly accepted.   The exhibit will be open March 26 to May 28, 2017.   Food, Farm and Community presented by Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History & Sally L. Sutton Artist’s Statement As a child, my family and I used to go to my grandparents’ house in Clovis California. We used to take the trek to the central California agricultural area, which has a desert climate, in the 1954 blue station wagon without air conditioning. I remember coming over the Grapevine, a high mountain point, and going down into a basin of pastures and irrigated land as far as you could see.  I remember the smell of onions, and seeing the fields of vegetables. Outside it would be a dry sauna – sometimes in the summer 100 degrees or more. My grandparents’ house was small but full of wonderful smells of fresh peaches with every meal and fresh grapes and we always had wonderful yummy eggs from her chickens. My grandparents raised sheep and some pigs and lots of chickens and kept a pasture where there were horses. I loved that world – it was so fun for exploration coming from the city/suburb of Culver City where I grew up. There was a giant walnut tree that grew over a shed on my grandparents’ land and I used to climb up the tree and then get onto the roof.  I loved the perspective from the roof where I could look out and see the cultivated land and have a place to think. This place and time is where I established a connection with the farm and the farmer.  My grandparents introduced me to recycling at an early age. My grandfather used to reuse the tin cans and always had one outside on a water spigot where he took a drink.  I always enjoyed drinking the cool water out of a tin.  My grandmother always had a compost area going and much of that went to feed the chickens. I received a first hand education on farm life during my childhood where my inspiration to start painting farmer’s markets and market produce began. I’m inspired by the color, smells and energy of the markets. I want to impart that emotional response that I feel into my work and this series I call Food, Farm and Community. Biography                                               Sally Sutton grew up in Culver City California and received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach.  She completed programs in painting and illustration at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.  In May 2013 she completed her Masters Degree in drawing and painting at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has been an adjunct professor at Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina teaching painting and art appreciation. Currently, she is teaching private workshops and small painting classes.   Sutton’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo at the Genkan Gallery of the Tokyo American Club, in the Meiji Gallery in Ginza, and in numerous shows in the United States.  Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.  These include GlaxoSmithKline, SAS Institute, Northern Telecom Japan, Bank of America, Sun Trust, UNC Hospitals and Duke Medical Center. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Art Smart http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST Art Smart Pre school age 3 to Kindergarten.   More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)    This focus tour is designed for students in pre-school 3 through Kindergarten. Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Educational & History Programs http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST All Museum programs are designed to address various levels from the Virginia Standards of Learning. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS     Art Smart Colors & Shapes (In-House*) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  SOLs: Visual Arts -- K.1; K.2; K3.-1,4; K8; K.11; K.14; K. 17; 1.3; 1.8; 1.20; 2.4 Language Arts – K.1 a; K.2 c, f; K 8 a, e; 1.2 a, c; 1.7 a, b; 2.3 c   Crazy Quilts (In-House* or Outreach**) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Our Museum Educator introduces the children to the wonderful world of quilts through interaction, music, and art. Children learn about shapes, colors and directional words. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Math K.2, K.3, K.5, K.10, K.11, K.12, K.16, 1.3, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17; Science K.1, K.4, K.9, K.14, 1.7; Visual Arts K.2, K.3, K.8, K.10, K.14, 1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 1.10, 1.16; Music K.1, K.3   Sutherlin Mansion House Tour (In-House*) (Grades 1st – 12th) Tour the home of Major William T. Sutherlin, one of Danville’s most prominent 19th century residents. Learn how this home functioned for the Sutherlin Family and played an important role in our history as the Last Capital of the Confederacy. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   HISTORY PROGRAMS     Then and Now (In-House* or Outreach**) (K - 1st) A “Grandmother’s Attic” presentation, this program engages children in the exploration of everyday objects from the past compared to those of the present. Focusing on the differences between yesterday and today, students are also able to follow directional instructions through the music and games of past generations. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, K.6, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.9, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5b, K.8a,b,c, 1.3b,c,d: Music K.1, K.3   18th Century Frontier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Follow the migration up the Great Wagon Road, and west along the Wilderness Road. This program highlights the trading in furs and deerskins, bartering for supplies, clothing of the settlers, creating fire by flint and steel, reading a compass and using it to tell time. Our educator will arrive wearing period attire to help “transform” your classroom into a frontier campsite. SOLs: History and Social Science VS 1e, VS 4a,b,d, VS 6c, USI 1b, USI 5c,d, USI 8a,b; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Jamestown and the Virginia Colony (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 5th) Through this hands-on program, students compare and contrast the material cultures of the Jamestown settlers and the Eastern Woodland Indians. Students are able to handle artifacts and natural period objects used in the settlements during the settlements of colonial Virginia. Our educator will be wearing period attire. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.2e,f, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2, USI.3b, USI. 4b,c; English 3:1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Life of a Civil War Soldier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Our educator, dressed in period attire, introduces students to the life of a Civil War foot soldier. This interactive program allows students to examine objects and equipment a soldier would carry and use. Students have the opportunity to try on either a Confederate or Union uniform. A great way to enhance your students studies of the Civil War. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9;  English 3.1, 4.1,5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Danville National Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd – 12th) Discover the origin of Danville’s National Cemetery and the role these buried men played in our nation’s history. Students will locate specific gravesites, make a gravestone rubbing, and learn the causes of death for the Union soldiers buried there. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   Green Hill Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd - 12th) Students are introduced to some of Danville’s noteworthy citizens as well as Civil War and Victorian burial customs, gravestone symbols, and architectural features of many of the cemetery’s monuments. This tour involves extensive walking. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.9, USII.1; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Visual Arts 3.13, 3.17, 3.25, 5.15, 7.16; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   ART PROGRAMS   Art Focus Tours (In-House*) (Based on the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions) Pre-K – 2nd grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Offers children the opportunity to view and discuss artwork in a museum setting, learn proper museum behavior, listen to stories and make an art piece to take home. SOLs: Visual Arts K.1,2,3,8,9,12,14;  1.4,7,8,12;  2.5,7,15 Grades 3rd – 12th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provides students the opportunity to examine works of art and to think creatively and critically through discussion of the exhibit. SOLs: Visual Arts 3.1,5,7,11,12; 4.5,13,14,15,19,21;  5.5,12,13,14,15;  6.5,9,11,14,15;  7.6,14,15,16;  8.8,13,14   *Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. **Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/299 Sutherlin Guard Civil War Camp http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/299 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST Sutherlin Guard Civil War CampJune 26-30, 20179:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ Danville Musuem of Fine Arts and History (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/297 Elements of Art http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/297 Tuesday, 14 March 2017 00:00:00 EST Summer Art Fun "Elements of Art" Linda Gourley - Instructor Drawing, Printing, & Painting @ Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History in Swanson Studio (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  Limit of 12 only please.