Black History Month
Explore the museum’s Civil Rights Exhibition and Camilla Williams Exhibition and take part in virtual experiences that celebrate African American artists, the stories they tell, and the depth and breadth of the museum’s collection.
When you visit the museum this month, visit the permanent collection galleries to see these compelling stories of Slavery during the Civil War; the Danville 1883 Race Riot that took away African American citizen’s right to vote; the DMFAH as a whites only public library from 1924-1971 and Camilla Williams – the first African American woman to receive a full opera contract from a New York City Opera Company during this time of segregation.
The DMFAH is adapting to ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, most Black History programs have been reimagined as virtual experiences.
The exhibits are open during the regular hours of operation at the Museum. Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm • Saturday: 12 noon - 5pm • Sunday: 2 - 5pm