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Crossroads: Change in Rural America

October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021 to November 21, 2021

Opening reception: October 16, 2021  |  2 - 4pm
Location: 24 Reid Street, Chatham VA 24531
Hours: Monday – Saturday | 11am - 2pm • Sunday | 2 - 4pm
Additional Hours: By appointment for Group Tours, call 434-793-5644

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH), in partnership with the Smithsonian, the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM), Virginia Humanities, Preservation Virginia and their Crossroads Community Partners: Chatham First, Old Dominion Agricultural Complex, Pittsylvania County Historical Society, Hunt & Co., and the Reid Street Gallery in Chatham Virginia, have teamed up to bring you Crossroads: Change in Rural America.

Crossroads is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide.


Carson Davenport | Retrospective 2021

October 16, 2021

Carson Davenport

Date: October 16 – November 21, 2021
Opening reception: October 16, 2021  |  2-4pm
Location: 24 Reid Street, Chatham, VA  24531
Hours: Monday – Saturday  |  11am – 2pm  •  Sunday  |  2-4pm

Group Tours by appointment. Please call 434-793-5644

The DMFAH presents a retrospective of Danville native Carson Davenport’s works in conjunction with an acknowledgement of his mural “Harvest Season in Southern Virginia,” 1938, at the Chatham Post Office in Virginia. The Carson Davenport Retrospective outlines The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s Carson Davenport collection that has never before been seen together. 

Wanderlove: A Stitch In Time

July 4, 2021


The Riverwalk and River District Area Exhibit

Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time Survey: (click to open) Wanderlove Survey

Timothy Duffy: Blue Muse, Preserving the Roots of the American South

June 1, 2021
Timothy Duffy: Blue Muse

Using a photography process invented in the United States in the nineteenth-century, Timothy Duffy creates masterful one-of-a-kind tintype portraits of American musicians, preserving the faces of American roots music for future generations. 


April 18, 2021
Veronica Jackson

Veronica Jackson will be giving an artist presentation on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
For anyone interested in receiving a zoom link, please contact info@danvillemuseum.org.

Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?