Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events https://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:35:06 EST HD CMS en daily 1 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/794 Life Drawing Class https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/794 Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:30:00 EST Sign up for the February Life Drawing class with a model at the Swanson Studio.  Sign up for the February Life Drawing class with a model at the Swanson Studio. Participants should bring their preferred paper and pencils, charcoal or other materials to draw with. Registration required. Limited to 5 participants due to COVID. $20/members  •  $25/non-members  •  Please email info@danvillemuseum.org to register or call 434-793-5644. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/793 Printing Making Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/793 Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:30:00 EST Learn Print Making Techniques at the Swanson Studio. Learn Print Making Techniques at the Swanson Studio. Registration is required and is limited due to COVID-19. Fee: Members/$20  •  Non-Members/$25 Please contact the Museum at 434-793-5644 or email: info@danvillemuseum.org   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/792 Life Drawing Class https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/792 Thursday, 28 January 2021 18:30:00 EST Sign up for the January Life Drawing class with a model at the Swanson Studio. Sign up for the January Life Drawing class with a model at the Swanson Studio. Participants should bring their preferred paper and pencils, charcoal or other materials to draw with. $20/members  •  $25/non-members  •  Limited to 5 participants due to COVID-19  •  Please email info@danvillemuseum.org to register or call 434-793-5644 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/791 Print Making Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/791 Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:30:00 EST Learn Print Making Techniques at the Swanson Studio. Learn Print Making Techniques at the Swanson Studio. Registration is required and is limited due to COVID-19. Members/$20  •  Non-Members/$25 Please contact the Museum at 434-793-5644 or email: info@danvillemuseum.org https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/782 New Years - Closed https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/782 Friday, 01 January 2021 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/781 New Year's Eve Closed 2pm https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/781 Thursday, 31 December 2020 10:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/780 Closed for Christmas https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/780 Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/779 Closed for Christmas https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/779 Friday, 25 December 2020 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/778 Christmas Eve Closing 2pm https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/778 Thursday, 24 December 2020 10:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/789 Veronica Jackson: Exhibition Narratives https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/789 Wednesday, 16 December 2020 13:00:00 EST A Lunch and Community Leadership presentation by December Residence Artist Veronica Jackson Exhibition Narratives – That’s Pop's Money and other Tales of Invisibility Veronica will be presenting her past art work to a small group of community leaders in a presentation from 1-3pm. This "in person" or by "zoom" gathering will include community leaders from the River District  Duke / DCC / Averett / Parks and Rec / The Chamber as well as smaller civic groups (i.e. The Old West End) are invited to join us via Zoom. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/790 Swanson Gallery Open Studio https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/790 Sunday, 06 December 2020 14:00:00 EST The DMFAH will be opening the Swanson Gallery for an Open Studio to those who want to pick up unique gifts that are handmade and crafted to give your loved ones a one-of-a-kind holiday present.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/773 5X5 Call for Entries https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/773 Tuesday, 01 December 2020 10:00:00 EST 5X5 Small Works Exhibition The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is putting out a call to local, state and national artists to participate in a “small work” mail-in exhibition.We live in challenging times. Send us your thoughts through visual narratives that can collectively tell the story about the Pandemic, BLM, Monuments, Politics and the Environment. Tell us what matters to you...or just send in an observational study or a watercolor. • All works need to be 5x5 inches to qualify. • Art works can be on paper / plastic / fiber / film / canvas. • Please put your name, email and telephone number on the back of your artwork. Also include the title of your work and the medium you are using. Be sure to include a self-addressed envelope, so we can return the work to you at the end of the exhibition. Mail to: Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA  24541 30% of all works sold will go to the Museum for administrative and operational costs. Dates: CALL FOR ENTRY: Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/787 Decorating the Trees goes Virtual https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/787 Monday, 30 November 2020 09:00:00 EST The DMFAH will be participating in the seasonal program offered by the IALR called: Decorating the Trees - Goes Virtual.  The DMFAH will be participating this year in the seasonal program offered by the IALR called: Decorating the Trees - Goes Virtual.    Voting will begin on Monday, November 30  |  9am and ends Friday, December 18  |  4pm.  The winner will be determined by the number of likes on the IALR’s Facebook wall only. You can support the museum by voting for the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Tree and by inviting others to vote for us as well.   The Colorful Post-Contemporary "Knit" Tree* will be DMFAH's entry tree representing the Museum Coalition: DMFAH, Dan River Nonprofits & Smokestack Theatre Company.    *This is the prototype tree for a large tourist-community "yarn-bombing" art project to be held on the Riverwalk in June of 2021, which includes the Chamber, Parks and Rec., the River District as well as other organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, God's Storehouse, Big Brothers and Sisters,  Averett, CCECC, DCC, UVA State, Cancer units, and others.   The Holiday Tree with the most "likes" will receive a $2,000 donation check. Should the DMFAH receive the most "likes," we will be sharing the donation check with our community partners on campus: Dan River Nonprofit Networks and Smokestack Theater Company.   A photo gallery will be pinned to the top of IALR’s Facebook page wall for the duration of the voting period starting November 30 and ending December 18. Please "like" our tree and encourage your friends to "like" us as well! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/785 Christmas Bazaar https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/785 Saturday, 28 November 2020 08:00:00 EST Gifts Abound at the Old Dominion Agriculture Complex (ODAC) Saturday, November 28th  •  8am-2pm If you have that one person in the family who seems to have “everything,” don't be dismayed – come out to the ODAC Holiday Bazaar to pick up a DMFAH History basket (For the History Lover), or a DMFAH Art Basket (For the Art Lover). If you have grandkids that you need an interesting gift for, try the Danville Museum’s Children’s basket with toys and books for the curious. We look forward to seeing you there and we hope you will find a DMFAH holiday basket that is just right for what you need. All vendors will be socially distanced. Old Dominion Agriculture Complex is located on 19783 U.S. Hwy. 29  |  Chatham, VA 24531  |  (434) 432-8026     https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/777 Museum Open https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/777 Friday, 27 November 2020 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/774 No Class - Thanksgiving https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/774 Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/776 Closed for Thanksgiving https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/776 Thursday, 26 November 2020 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/643 David Douglas Exhibition https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/643 Sunday, 22 November 2020 12:00:00 EST Shadows of Place 536 Craghead Street Gallery Space, Danville, VA David Douglas has worked with photo, drawing and conceptual digital assemblage for over thirty-five years. He received his B.A in painting from Virginia Intermont College in1981 and his MFA in painting from James Madison University in 1984. His most recent work brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. These large-scale works explore the unique beauty and haunting landscape of this region. David Douglas’ work has been exhibited in major galleries in the U.S. and overseas. In August of 2013 his large-scale work was exhibited in his first museum solo exhibition “ These Places that I Know” at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. David Douglas resides in Alexandria Virginia where he teaches painting, drawing and photography at EHS, John McCain’s Alma mater. David Douglas’ work can be seen in several Museum Collections – VMFA, Academy Art Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Gallery will be open on Thursday / Friday / Saturday • noon – 8pm   |   Sunday • noon to 5pm David Douglas Resume    Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District:   Beginning in November, 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery will present two DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.   Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November, 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings. Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades. The museum’s November opening will offer large-scale photographs by David A. Douglas. This exhibition will be curated for the unique 536 Craghead Gallery space. This show will be followed by a Spring show featuring Tim Duffy photographs. Duffy’s black and white portraits of regional blues musicians are currently displayed at The Garage - Artisian Smoked Meats, also in The 500 Block. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/771 Decorating for the Holidays https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/771 Friday, 20 November 2020 10:00:00 EST Want to get in the Festive Spirit? Come join us to decorate the Museum for the Holiday Season. Volunteers are needed for this fun activity to turn the Museum into a "Victorian Holiday on Display." The Museum will be following all COVID measures to keep all staff and volunteers safe. To volunteer, please call 434-793-5644 or email: info@danvillemuseum.org.