Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

CowsRobert Marsh Retrospective

Sunday, June 25 - Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History invites you to the opening reception of the Robert Marsh Retrospective. Comprised of over 50 etchings, paintings and artists proofs, we honor the memory of one of the nation’s finest artists and beloved professor at Averett University. Reserve free admission tickets at

Robert Marsh | 1944 - 2022

Born on June 16, 1944, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Robert came to Danville, VA in 1969 to teach at the then all-girls school, Averett College. He had a terminal degree in Studio Art from the University of Mississippi. Robert, known by his students as Professor Marsh, taught at Averett for 53 years. He was also a professional artist and well known locally, regionally and nationally. He was the 1984 recipient of the W.C. Bradley Fellowship. He was described as one of Virginia's most distinguished artists. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country. Beloved by his students and colleagues, Robert's endless enthusiasm and wry sense of humor have been enjoyed by all who knew him. (Excerpt from Register & Bee, Oct. 23, 2022)

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Lamar Barr, Gordon Bendall, Helen Cheyney, Rebecca Clark, Dave Corp & Ann Sylves, Davenport Oil, Jo Ann & Peter Howard, Danny Jones, Malcolm Mallery, Norman Martin, Rippe’s, Russell Scruggs, Supply Resources Inc., Wilkins & Co. Realtors