Art on the Lawn
Saturday, September 30, 2023 • 10am - 4pm • FREE to the public!
Come join us on the lawn for a fun day, full of activities!
• Artisans & Crafters
• Music by “The Funky Truth”
• Face Painting
• Kid’s Art Space
• Plein-Air Painting Easels for all to try!
• Free tour of the Museum
• Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks sold • Food Truck on-site • Pet Friendly
Marsh Legacy Exhibition
Opening Reception October 8, 2023 | 3-5pm | Public Welcome - Free - RSVP on Eventbrite | Danville Museum and Gallery
Exhibition Dates: October 8 - December 23, 2023
Robert Marsh | 1944 - 2022: View over 50 years of work by students of artist/instructor Robert Marsh, beloved professor at Averett University and resident of Danville.
We ask that you click here to RSVP on Eventbrite to ensure that we have enough refreshments available. Thank you!
October 14, 2023
Opera on the James returns again this year for two performances.
The Three Little Pigs
October 14, 2023 | Time: 3:00pm | Tickets: $10/per person - all children must be accompanied by an adult.
An operatic version of the story of The Three Little Pigs based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart. While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on “huff-proof, puff-proof” home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all. Appropriate for Pre-K through 5th grade.
An Evening of Vocal Splendor
October 14, 2023 | Time: 6:00pm | Tickets: $20/each
The Tyler Young Artists of Opera on the James return to Danville Museum for An Evening of Vocal Splendor, with a wide repertoire encompassing Operatic Masterpieces, Broadway Hits, and selections from The Great American Songbook.
Tickets for both performances will be available on Eventbrite.
Adult Beverages and Soft Drinks will be available for purchase at the evening performance.
About Opera on the James: Opera on the James’ nationally recognized Tyler Young Artist Program is made up of singers chosen from hundreds of applicants for their high level of vocal, musical, and theatrical skills. They are ambassadors for opera as an art form for everyone. They demonstrate the powerful communication that is possible when music, story, commitment, and respect for diverse audiences combine. Chosen through national auditions, each quartet is in residence for several weeks, bringing the energy and charisma of live opera performances to audiences throughout the region. The Director of the Program is Thomas Getty, accomplished pianist, master vocal coach and successful leader of countless outreach performances.
Opera on the James, celebrating its 19th Season, is an OPERA AMERICA Level Four Professional Company in Lynchburg, Virginia Opera, presenting work that enriches, inspires, and challenges the cultural landscape of Virginia with mainstage, outreach and education performances and programming. Opera on the James is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Paranormal Activities at the Danville Museum
October 21, 2023 • Presented by Operation Spiritseekers Paranormal Team
Join us for a fascinating presentation given by Operation Spiritseekers Paranormal Team, who spent time on two separate weekends at the Museum investigating paranormal activity in the building. They will present their findings as well as a video of some of the paranormal things they recorded during their time at the Museum. They will also take you on a tour of the Museum and point out the areas that tend to be favorite areas for the energies in the building. Look closely at the photo and see the little boy's reflection in the mirror....
Seating is limited. Tickets are $20/each. Click Here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Adult Beverages and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
HOWEL - Halloween festivities on the Museum lawn
October 28, 2023 | Free to the Public | 2:00 - 8:30pm
Performed by the River City Players
A hilarious play written by Caroline Smith
Friday, November 3, 2023 | 7:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 2023 | 2:30 - 4:30pm
Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two 'mature' cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called "The Kitchen Witches", the insults are flung harder than the food! Come enjoy this rollicking play at the Danville Museum auditorium.
Click here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Victorian Christmas: Children's Decoration Workshop
December 2, 2023 | 10am - 12noon | Ages 4-10 | Tickets $8/per child
All children must be accompanied by an adult / no charge for adults
“Tis the season to be jolly!
Join us at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, as we host a Victorian Holiday celebration for children ages 4 -10 years and accompanying grown-ups. There will be crafts, stories with Sue Shelton, tours with explanations about 19th century holiday traditions and holiday cookies. Come share this festive morning and make a special start to your holiday season. Click here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.