Forms in Clay

April 13, 2020 thru April 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginners to advance students.  The Swanson Studio is equipped for handbuilding and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing.

 

Attic Sale

April 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 AM
 

Forms in Clay

March 30, 2020 thru March 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginners to advance students.  The Swanson Studio is equipped for handbuilding and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing.

 

Country Love: A Musical Review Dedicated to Mrs. Jean Vernon

February 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
 Country Love: A Musical Review Dedicated to Mrs. Jean Vernon

The Danville Little Theatre proudly presents Country Love: A Musical Review Dedicated to Mrs. Jean Vernon. Country Love features the best of Country Music by some of Danville's best vocalist.Country Love will be at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History on February 14 at 7PM. Tickets at $28 and include a picnic dinner, iced tea, and a Rose for the Ladies. Reservations MUST be made NO LATER than February 11 at 5PM through Crema & Vine. PLEASE CALL (434) 835-4304 to make reservations.

 

 

Artist in Residence: Karen Williamson

February 3, 2020 thru February 13, 2020
Artist in Residence: Karen Williamson

The DMFAH IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE FEBRUARY RESIDENCY

 

Karen Williamson, will be a DMFAH artist in residence from February 3 – February 13, 2020. During her February residency Williamson will create a video that can be described as “history harvesting”. She will procure and record local conversations with the Danville community and record undocumented narratives.  She will be focusing on recording the following participants Kelly Cunningham; Diron Clemnts; Kit Mayo; Fred Motley; Kate McDannold; Karice Luck-Brimmer; Gayle Breakley and Sonya Wolen.

 

Please stay tuned for the viewing date of the finished video.

 

 

BIO | PRESENTER, Karen Williamson 

 

Karen Williamson, born in the mid-west, raised in the suburbs of Washington DC and currently living in Caswell County, NC, is a Board Member for the Thomas Day House/Union Tavern in Milton, NC. Williamson is the historian for the Danville, Virginia Chapter of the African American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS). Williamson is a strong advocate of programs/information that advances the study and tells the rich stories of African American genealogy and history; especially those stories that originate from the Caswell County, NC, and Danville, VA areas. Karen is a 1986 graduate of James Madison University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Dance Theater. Professionally, she has been a sales rep for Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson/McNeil, and PepsiCo. Avocationally, she is an award winning artist in photography and reed weaving.

 

Storytelling Festival

February 1, 2020 thru February 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storytelling Festival

This festival is a family-oriented event that acts as an “artistic social bridge” - bringing communities together and celebrating how we are all connected using the rich tradition of storytelling, performances, and activism. Storytellers, also known as “Griots,” perform in different Museum galleries, telling stories throughout the day, collectively creating a multi-cultural and generational experience.

 

Write Legacy Narratives: Writing Workshop

January 25, 2020 thru January 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Write Legacy Narratives

The Strange Weave of Legacy and Obituary: Presentation and open workshop day with Karen Williamson. This five hour writing workshop will jumpstart the imagination and offer time to systematically document those narratives you want to leave for others. Do you have an awesome Legacy to document? Don’t let someone else write it; Write it yourself! At the end of the workshop you will have a professionally edited and completed document suitable for sharing with those close to you. Lunch is included. Sign up early. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

 

Tour Creator Training

January 13, 2020 thru January 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tour Creator Training

Visiting DMFAH Resident Elise Shaffer will present a day-long workshop (10am to 3pm with lunch included or 5pm to 10pm with supper included). Individuals who do freelance marketing and organizations partnered with the museum will benefit from learning about the free resources available to them and the process of creating a virtual tour that can be used by arts and tourist organizations for various purposes.

 

Camilla Williams Exhibit OPENING

January 12, 2020 thru January 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Camilla Williams Exhibit OPENING

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH) would like to announce the opening of Camilla Williams Exhibition, made possible through a generous Make More Happen grant from the Danville Regional Foundation. 

 

Camilla Williams Exhibit

January 12, 2020 thru May 22, 2020
Camilla Williams Exhibit

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH) would like to announce the Camilla Williams Exhibition, made possible through a generous Make More Happen grant from the Danville Regional Foundation. The exhibition can be viewed in the DMFAH's Schoolfield and Jennings galleries. Through the exhibition of Camilla Williams, the DMFAH promotes history and art in the Dan River Region and integrates awareness of history, culture, and community. The Camilla Williams Exhibition highlights the relationship of the famed New York opera diva and her hometown, Danville, while exploring the difficult path to fame in a racially divided South during the civil rights movement.