Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:34:51 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/326 Danville Art League's Opening Reception http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/326 Sunday, 29 October 2017 14:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents:Danville Art League's Fall ExhibitionThe exhibits will be opening on October 29th at 2:30 pm. This show will be on display until December 23, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Danville Art League Fall Exhibition   The Danville Art League (DAL) is holding its annual fall juried exhibition, “Nature’s Pallet”, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History beginning October 29, 2017. “Nature’s Pallet”, is a play on words attempting to capitalize on the colors and the beauty of nature.  Works submitted may cover themes other than nature and include any subject the artists choose.   This fall’s event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; and is open to all artists. Historically, professional artists and faculty from Danville Community College, Forsyth Tech and Rockingham Community College have submitted their works for the fall show, joining Central and Southside Virginia and North Carolina amateur and professional artists. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales and beyond. The Show prospectus is sent to all arts organizations in the region.  Whether a beginner or professional, DAL encourages everyone to enter.    The DAL is pleased to announce the continuation of the categories of photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculptures, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.   The public is invited to join DAL members and participating artists at the opening reception for the “Nature’s Pallet”, exhibition at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the show which includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, as well as photography/digital photography, graphite and charcoal drawings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression.  Award winners will be announced at the reception. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at (434) 489-1179 or email jjennings64@gmail.com. (Also available by using link below Prospectus-Fall--2017.pdf).   DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is K. Porter Aichele.  Aichele is an art historian and professor emerita at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she taught courses in art history and museum studies. She is the author of three books, two on artist Paul Klee and most recently a history of collecting modern art in the early twentieth century. When asked what she looks for in a work of art, she responded: "I look for technical skill at the service of original ideas."                                                                                                                                                                   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has been a long-time supporter of DAL. In fact, it has supported DAL since 1980. That was the year a group of local artists gathered together and created this organization in order to support the arts and the local artists in the community and throughout the region.  Throughout the years DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to display their works, learn new techniques, and to promote visual art.  DAL now has over 70 members and is always welcoming new artists. DAL invites artists of all kinds to join, along with those who support the arts or those who just want to learn more about the arts.                                                                                                      To join the Danville Art League, or for more information, find us on Facebook or inquire at DAL, P.O. Box 10202, Danville, VA 24541.  You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at, (434) 793-5644 or stop by at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up our brochure or click link below to get prospectus for Fall 2017.   The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as the assistance and cooperation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History for providing facilities for the reception and this exhibition.   Pictured is the 2016 Best in Show winner, a watercolor by Jane Carter. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/328 Danville Art League's Fall Exhibition http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/328 Sunday, 29 October 2017 14:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents:Danville Art League's Fall ExhibitionThe exhibits will be opening on October 29th at 2:30 pm. This show will be on display until December 23, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Danville Art League Fall Exhibition   The Danville Art League (DAL) is holding its annual fall juried exhibition, “Nature’s Pallet”, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History October 29th, 2017 to December 23rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm . “Nature’s Pallet”, is a play on words attempting to capitalize on the colors and the beauty of nature.  Works submitted may cover themes other than nature and include any subject the artists choose.   This fall’s event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; and is open to all artists. Historically, professional artists and faculty from Danville Community College, Forsyth Tech and Rockingham Community College have submitted their works for the fall show, joining Central and Southside Virginia and North Carolina amateur and professional artists. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales and beyond. The Show prospectus is sent to all arts organizations in the region.  Whether a beginner or professional, DAL encourages everyone to enter.     The DAL is pleased to announce the continuation of the categories of photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculptures, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see the show which includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, as well as photography/digital photography, graphite and charcoal drawings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at (434) 489-1179, email jjennings64@gmail.com, and also available by using link below Prospectus-Fall--2017.pdf.   DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is K. Porter Aichele.  Aichele is an art historian and professor emerita at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she taught courses in art history and museum studies. She is the author of three books, two on artist Paul Klee and most recently a history of collecting modern art in the early twentieth century. When asked what she looks for in a work of art, she responded: "I look for technical skill at the service of original ideas."                                                                                                                                                                   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has been a long-time supporter of DAL. In fact, it has supported DAL since 1980. That was the year a group of local artists gathered together and created this organization in order to support the arts and the local artists in the community and throughout the region.  Throughout the years DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to display their works, learn new techniques, and to promote visual art.  DAL now has over 70 members and is always welcoming new artists. DAL invites artists of all kinds to join, along with those who support the arts or those who just want to learn more about the arts.                                                                                                      To join the Danville Art League, or for more information, find us on Facebook or inquire at DAL, P.O. Box 10202, Danville, VA 24541.  You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at, (434) 793-5644 or stop by at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up our brochure or click link below to get prospectus for Fall 2017.   The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as the assistance and cooperation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History for providing facilities for the reception and this exhibition.   Pictured is the 2016 Best in Show winner, a watercolor by Jane Carter. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/325 Holidays at The Museum Halloween http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/325 Saturday, 28 October 2017 10:00:00 EST HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM   Halloween Come join us for a fun –filled  art class on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 10am – 1pm. Educator, Linda Gourley, will instruct students in the art of Mask-making and creating Pumpkin Faces. Ages 7 – 12 years      Maximum attendance – 10 children $30.00 per Student Located in the Swanson studio at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Please contact Danville Museum at (434)793-5644 of email Cynthia at learn@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Canvas & Cabernet http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Friday, 27 October 2017 18:30:00 EST Our next session of Canvas & Cabernet will be Oct 27, 2017 6:30 to 9 pm.  PLEASE call or email (learn@danvillemuseum.org) 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 or Cynthia at 793-5644 for more details. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/319 Throw Paint at Cancer http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/319 Thursday, 07 September 2017 16:00:00 EST (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Registrations are now being taken by calling the Cancer Resource Center, 421-3060 or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu . Throw Paint at Cancer is a free, peer to peer support program for cancer patients and survivors to express themselves through art, brought to the community by The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia.  The series consists of continuing eight week sessions meeting every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017 for eight weeks at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Swanson Studio. No previous art experience is required. There is no cost to sign up and all supplies are provided. Instructor is artist, preservationist and cancer survivor Cynthia Hubbard, MFA.  There is a waiting list available please contact Cancer Resource Center at 421-3060 or email:  cllitzenberg@vcu.edu. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/321 Jesse Andrew & Collection of Tobacco Art http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/321 Sunday, 13 August 2017 14:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents:Jesse AndrewsLife in the Old Belt, This Place, These PeopleSponsored by Rippe's(Jennings Gallery)andSpirit of the times Lithographic Tobacco Advertising Artin Victorian Americafrom Tobacco Legacy Collection of the National Tobacco-Textile Museum(Schoolfield Gallery)The exhibits will be opening on August 13th at 2:30 pm. This show will be on display until October 15, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents:Jesse AndrewsLife in the Old Belt, This Place, These PeopleSponsored by Rippe's(Jennings Gallery)andSpirit of the times Lithographic Tobacco Advertising Artin Victorian Americafrom Tobacco Legacy Collection of the National Tobacco-Textile Museum(Schoolfield Gallery)The exhibits will be opening on August 13th at 2:30 pm. This show will be on display until October 15, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free.About Jesse AndrewsSince 1975, Jesse Pyrant Andrews (born 1949) has documented the changing rural landscape of the Piedmont plateau of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. His work includes photographs of small southeastern towns, tobacco farming, portraits of farmers and their families, farm auctions, and the effect the industrialization of tobacco farming has had on the region. Andrews’ work also documents the life stories of veterans, former textile workers, Hispanic farm workers, musicians, and business owners. Oral history interviews conducted by Andrews accompany many of the portraits. Many of the images and oral histories speak to changes in regional economies, businesses, and social life in rural Virginia and North Carolina in the past few years. He has shown his work in numerous galleries, including the showing of his portraits of Latino H2A workers in an exhibit at the International Center for Photography titled Only Skin Deep, Changing Visions of the American Self. Andrews studied at the New England School of Photography in Boston in the mid-1970s, working primarily with Olive Pierce and George DeWolfe. Jesse Andrews has never made a digital print. He continues to work in his traditional darkroom, with film, paper and chemicals. His work is being archived in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. He lives and works in Halifax County, Virginia, with his wife Terry. Artist StatementI have always been fascinated by people and their stories. Everyone has a story, even though many people do not think they do until they start talking into a recorder. My grandmother used to tell me that if I talked to someone for more than a few minutes, they would always end up telling me something I had never heard before. I suppose that might have engendered my curiosity about people and their connection to their homes, their relatives, their experiences, and my inclination to document their stories. In turn, photographing the places these people inhabited became a natural extension of my curiosity, to see and record what the people of a place have made of it and how those people, through their own endeavors, customs and lifestyles, have given life to a particular part of the world, whether that place is a tobacco farm in Virginia or a neighborhood in Manhattan. My hope is that this work will be an inspiration, a learning experience to the people who see it now, as well as to those who might discover it in the future. 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.