Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:38:03 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Canvas & Cabernet http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Friday, 15 December 2017 18:30:00 EST Our next session of Canvas & Cabernet will be December 15, 2017 6:30 to 9 pm.  PLEASE call or email (learn@danvillemuseum.org) to register and prepay for this event. Museum members and special groups may be entitled to discounts. We can also schedule this class for private groups of 5 or more most any time. Please call C B or Cynthia at 793-5644 for more details. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/329 Janie's Christmas 2017 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/329 Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:00:00 EST   Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History presents JANIE’S CHRISTMAS December 9th, 2017 (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) “Janie’s Christmas” 2017 is a special Holiday Tour of the Sutherlin Mansion, as seen through the eyes of 9 year old Janie Sutherlin, (affectionately known as Janie 2) during the Christmas of 1859/1860. Guided through period vignettes, visitors will complete the event with the Christmas of 1881 and that Victorian winter in the life of 9 year old Janie Sutherlin Smith, (also known as Janie 3).     http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/330 Throw Paint at Cancer http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/330 Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:00:00 EST (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Registrations are now being taken by calling the Cancer Resource Center, 421-3060 or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu . Throw Paint at Cancer is a free, peer to peer support program for cancer patients and survivors to express themselves through art, brought to the community by The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia.  The series consists of continuing eight week sessions meeting every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. beginning Thursday, November 16th, 2017 for eight weeks (no classes on November 23rd and December 28th) at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Swanson Studio. No previous art experience is required. There is no cost to sign up and all supplies are provided. Instructor is artist, preservationist and cancer survivor Cynthia Hubbard, MFA.  There is a waiting list available please contact Cancer Resource Center at 421-3060 or email:  cllitzenberg@vcu.edu. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/328 Danville Art League's Fall Exhibition http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/328 Sunday, 29 October 2017 14:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Presents:Danville Art League's Fall ExhibitionThe exhibits will be opening on October 29th at 2:30 pm. This show will be on display until December 23, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free. (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Danville Art League Fall Exhibition   The Danville Art League (DAL) is holding its annual fall juried exhibition, “Nature’s Pallet”, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History October 29th, 2017 to December 23rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm . “Nature’s Pallet”, is a play on words attempting to capitalize on the colors and the beauty of nature.  Works submitted may cover themes other than nature and include any subject the artists choose.   This fall’s event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; and is open to all artists. Historically, professional artists and faculty from Danville Community College, Forsyth Tech and Rockingham Community College have submitted their works for the fall show, joining Central and Southside Virginia and North Carolina amateur and professional artists. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales and beyond. The Show prospectus is sent to all arts organizations in the region.  Whether a beginner or professional, DAL encourages everyone to enter.     The DAL is pleased to announce the continuation of the categories of photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculptures, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see the show which includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, as well as photography/digital photography, graphite and charcoal drawings, ceramics, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at (434) 489-1179, email jjennings64@gmail.com, and also available by using link below Prospectus-Fall--2017.pdf.   DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is K. Porter Aichele.  Aichele is an art historian and professor emerita at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she taught courses in art history and museum studies. She is the author of three books, two on artist Paul Klee and most recently a history of collecting modern art in the early twentieth century. When asked what she looks for in a work of art, she responded: "I look for technical skill at the service of original ideas."                                                                                                                                                                   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has been a long-time supporter of DAL. In fact, it has supported DAL since 1980. That was the year a group of local artists gathered together and created this organization in order to support the arts and the local artists in the community and throughout the region.  Throughout the years DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to display their works, learn new techniques, and to promote visual art.  DAL now has over 70 members and is always welcoming new artists. DAL invites artists of all kinds to join, along with those who support the arts or those who just want to learn more about the arts.                                                                                                      To join the Danville Art League, or for more information, find us on Facebook or inquire at DAL, P.O. Box 10202, Danville, VA 24541.  You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at, (434) 793-5644 or stop by at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up our brochure or click link below to get prospectus for Fall 2017.   The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as the assistance and cooperation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History for providing facilities for the reception and this exhibition.   Pictured is the 2016 Best in Show winner, a watercolor by Jane Carter. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Art Smart http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST Art Smart Pre school age 3 to Kindergarten.   More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)    This focus tour is designed for students in pre-school 3 through Kindergarten. Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Educational & History Programs http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST All Museum programs are designed to address various levels from the Virginia Standards of Learning. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS     Art Smart Colors & Shapes (In-House*) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  SOLs: Visual Arts -- K.1; K.2; K3.-1,4; K8; K.11; K.14; K. 17; 1.3; 1.8; 1.20; 2.4 Language Arts – K.1 a; K.2 c, f; K 8 a, e; 1.2 a, c; 1.7 a, b; 2.3 c   Crazy Quilts (In-House* or Outreach**) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Our Museum Educator introduces the children to the wonderful world of quilts through interaction, music, and art. Children learn about shapes, colors and directional words. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Math K.2, K.3, K.5, K.10, K.11, K.12, K.16, 1.3, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17; Science K.1, K.4, K.9, K.14, 1.7; Visual Arts K.2, K.3, K.8, K.10, K.14, 1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 1.10, 1.16; Music K.1, K.3   Sutherlin Mansion House Tour (In-House*) (Grades 1st – 12th) Tour the home of Major William T. Sutherlin, one of Danville’s most prominent 19th century residents. Learn how this home functioned for the Sutherlin Family and played an important role in our history as the Last Capital of the Confederacy. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   HISTORY PROGRAMS     Then and Now (In-House* or Outreach**) (K - 1st) A “Grandmother’s Attic” presentation, this program engages children in the exploration of everyday objects from the past compared to those of the present. Focusing on the differences between yesterday and today, students are also able to follow directional instructions through the music and games of past generations. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, K.6, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.9, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5b, K.8a,b,c, 1.3b,c,d: Music K.1, K.3   18th Century Frontier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Follow the migration up the Great Wagon Road, and west along the Wilderness Road. This program highlights the trading in furs and deerskins, bartering for supplies, clothing of the settlers, creating fire by flint and steel, reading a compass and using it to tell time. Our educator will arrive wearing period attire to help “transform” your classroom into a frontier campsite. SOLs: History and Social Science VS 1e, VS 4a,b,d, VS 6c, USI 1b, USI 5c,d, USI 8a,b; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Jamestown and the Virginia Colony (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 5th) Through this hands-on program, students compare and contrast the material cultures of the Jamestown settlers and the Eastern Woodland Indians. Students are able to handle artifacts and natural period objects used in the settlements during the settlements of colonial Virginia. Our educator will be wearing period attire. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.2e,f, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2, USI.3b, USI. 4b,c; English 3:1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Life of a Civil War Soldier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Our educator, dressed in period attire, introduces students to the life of a Civil War foot soldier. This interactive program allows students to examine objects and equipment a soldier would carry and use. Students have the opportunity to try on either a Confederate or Union uniform. A great way to enhance your students studies of the Civil War. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9;  English 3.1, 4.1,5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Danville National Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd – 12th) Discover the origin of Danville’s National Cemetery and the role these buried men played in our nation’s history. Students will locate specific gravesites, make a gravestone rubbing, and learn the causes of death for the Union soldiers buried there. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   Green Hill Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd - 12th) Students are introduced to some of Danville’s noteworthy citizens as well as Civil War and Victorian burial customs, gravestone symbols, and architectural features of many of the cemetery’s monuments. This tour involves extensive walking. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.9, USII.1; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Visual Arts 3.13, 3.17, 3.25, 5.15, 7.16; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   ART PROGRAMS   Art Focus Tours (In-House*) (Based on the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions) Pre-K – 2nd grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Offers children the opportunity to view and discuss artwork in a museum setting, learn proper museum behavior, listen to stories and make an art piece to take home. SOLs: Visual Arts K.1,2,3,8,9,12,14;  1.4,7,8,12;  2.5,7,15 Grades 3rd – 12th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provides students the opportunity to examine works of art and to think creatively and critically through discussion of the exhibit. SOLs: Visual Arts 3.1,5,7,11,12; 4.5,13,14,15,19,21;  5.5,12,13,14,15;  6.5,9,11,14,15;  7.6,14,15,16;  8.8,13,14   *Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. **Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession.