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Crossroads: Change in Rural America

October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021 to November 21, 2021

Opening reception: October 16, 2021  |  2 - 4pm
Location: 24 Reid Street, Chatham VA 24531
Hours: Monday – Saturday | 11am - 2pm • Sunday | 2 - 4pm
Additional Hours: By appointment for Group Tours, call 434-793-5644

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH), in partnership with the Smithsonian, the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM), Virginia Humanities, Preservation Virginia and their Crossroads Community Partners: Chatham First, Old Dominion Agricultural Complex, Pittsylvania County Historical Society, Hunt & Co., and the Reid Street Gallery in Chatham Virginia, have teamed up to bring you Crossroads: Change in Rural America.

Crossroads is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide.


Carson Davenport | Retrospective 2021

October 16, 2021

Carson Davenport

Date: October 16 – November 21, 2021
Opening reception: October 16, 2021  |  2-4pm
Location: 24 Reid Street, Chatham, VA  24531
Hours: Monday – Saturday  |  11am – 2pm  •  Sunday  |  2-4pm

Group Tours by appointment. Please call 434-793-5644

The DMFAH presents a retrospective of Danville native Carson Davenport’s works in conjunction with an acknowledgement of his mural “Harvest Season in Southern Virginia,” 1938, at the Chatham Post Office in Virginia. The Carson Davenport Retrospective outlines The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s Carson Davenport collection that has never before been seen together. 

Wanderlove: A Stitch In Time

July 4, 2021


The Riverwalk and River District Area Exhibit

Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time Survey: (click to open) Wanderlove Survey


April 18, 2021
Veronica Jackson

Veronica Jackson will be giving an artist presentation on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
For anyone interested in receiving a zoom link, please contact

Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?


David A. Douglas Exhibition: Shadows of Place

November 22, 2020
David A. Douglas Exhibition

Working at the intersection of drawing, painting and photography, David A. Douglas creates large-scale works that explore the power of place. Depicting personally significant landscapes on a monumental scale, Douglas offers the viewer the opportunity to enter his visual world and experience the potency that underlies each moment. – Nancy Sausser (Exhibitions Director and Curator at Mclean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA)

Camilla Williams Exhibit

January 12, 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 Camilla Williams exhibition highlights the relationship this New York City Opera diva had with her hometown, Danville, and explores the difficult path to frame in a racially divided South during the Civil Rights protests.

Click here to view our Exhibition Fund Supports page!