October 23, 2011

There’s a Story Here • October 23, 2011 - April 2012


There's A Story

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, in collaboration with the Lawrence M. Clark Center for African-American Culture and Learning presents There’s a Story Here, curated by Fred Motley. The exhibit will remain in the Museum’s Gallery IV through April 2012.

Dr. Lawrence Mozelle Clark, a well-respected historian, community leader and educator, is a former Associate Provost and retired Professor of Mathematics education at North Carolina State University. A native of Danville, Virginia he was instrumental as an advocate for issues relating to race and diversity during his twenty year tenure at North Carolina State. A trailblazer, Dr. Clark created the Chancellor’s African-American Cultural Center at NC State.

Inspired by Dr. Clark’s large personal collections of African and African-American artifacts, and the development of the Dr. Lawrence M. Clark African-American Center for Culture and Learning, local director and storyteller Fred Motley is putting together an exhibit about the rich African-American cultural experience from mid-century to present-day Danville. Objects from Dr. Clark’s personal Danville collection will be supplemented by artifacts and ephemera from Danville, including newspaper articles, posters and clothing.

All opening receptions at the Museum are free and open to the public. There is a small admission fee at other times. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Saturdays and Sundays   2 – 5 pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. Admission is free to residents of Danville, Caswell County and Pittsylvania County the first Saturday and Sunday of each month

Images and further information is available upon request.