Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:38:15 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/320 Danville Museum Meets Margaritaville! http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/320 Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:00:00 EST September 30, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Join us for Danville Museum Meets Margaritaville 2017 on Septeember 30 at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History on the Lawn! You can dance the night away at the annual fundraising extravaganza for the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History! Support YOUR Museum while enjoying a burger (veggie also available) dinner, DJ, line dancing, and---of course---our famous margaritas! Admission includes 1 bar ticket.   $35 discounted advance tickets are available online or at the Museum, Gingerbread House, Karen's Hallmark, and Vintages by the Dan. $40 at the event. Reserve a table for 4 with a $500 sponsorship! (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)     To order tickets: http://www.danvillemuseum.org/products/cats/id/49/events-tickets http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/322 Book Signing "A Time to Run" by Faye Soloman Kushner http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/322 Saturday, 09 September 2017 18:00:00 EST      September 9, 2017 Saturday evening 6 to 8 pm Faye Solomon Kushner will have a reading and book signing of her latest novel, A Time to Run. She is a self-described hillbilly from Appalachia and the daughter of an underground coal miner. She is a Fulbright Scholar and an Associate professor of English. For years, she was a member of the River City Writers, a group led by Chuck Adams, Executive Director of Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, NC.   (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)      September 9, 2017 Saturday evening 6 to 8 pm Faye Solomon Kushner will have a reading and book signing of her latest novel, A Time to Run. She is a self-described hillbilly from Appalachia and the daughter of an underground coal miner. She is a Fulbright Scholar and an Associate professor of English. For years, she was a member of the River City Writers, a group led by Chuck Adams, Executive Director of Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, NC.      A Time to Run is a gripping story written from the heart: Abe Siler's mother, Maude, is a religious fanatic who will stop at nothing—including breaking up her son's marriage and separating their six children—to save him, body and soul, from the devil's pit of an underground coal mine. The near collapse of Kentucky's underground   coal-mining industry in the 1950s parallels the near collapse of Abe's family when he, a miner since childhood and now a celebrated foreman, is pressured into deserting his sinking ship in favor of a safer, cleaner life as a tobacco farmer. Lily, Abe's wife, struggles to keep love alive and the family together under the stress of Abe's failure as a farmer, his inability to find work, and the dark family secrets that breed distrust and even betrayal. This gripping novel reveals the human spirit at its best...and worst. A Time to Run will be available at the Museum gift shop starting the week of August 21-25, if you would like to purchase a copy prior to the reading and signing.   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/323 Throw Paint at Cancer, Tirrele Pintura al Cancer http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/323 Saturday, 26 August 2017 11:00:00 EST August 26, Saturday  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Throw Paint at Cancer, Tirrele Pintura al Cancer for our English/Spanish speaking residents, registration required,  no charge.   (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Canvas & Cabernet http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Friday, 25 August 2017 18:30:00 EST Our next session of Canvas & Cabernet will be Aug 25, 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/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.