Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History News https://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History News Thu, 08 Nov 2018 03:42:16 EST HD CMS en daily 1 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/79 ART SMART colors and shapes https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/79 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:00:00 EST ART SMART is a program that helps students understand the basic forms, shape, and color to art and how to produce their own art. They learn by experimenting with colors, shapes, and ideas to form their own unique perspective on their piece of art. Teachers follow the SOL's for Virginia schools and Common Core for North Carolina schools. The students learn from actually experimenting with the forms and colors.  Please call (434) 793-5644 or email wenn@danvillemuseum.org to reserve a spot for your students and school. Grant funding is available. Also ask about our funding for transportation. We look forward to hearing from you! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/78 Danville Art League Show Fall's Back https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/78 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:00:00 EST Danville Art League Fall Exhibition and Opening Reception   The Danville Art League (DAL) is holding its annual fall juried exhibition, Fall’s Back, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History beginning October 28, 2018.     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 throughout the region participate, including Lynchburg, 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 (sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded pending the number of artists in those categories.   The public is invited to join DAL members and participating artists at the opening reception for Fall’s Back at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. 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, sculpture, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression.  Award winners will be announced at the reception. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at 434-489-1179 or email jjennings64@gmail.com.   DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is Eva Palmer.  Palmer grew up in Danville, VA. She was graduated from George Washington High School and Averett College. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in art from Old Dominion University and Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts Degrees from James Madison University.   Palmer is a former Professor at Liberty University teaching Drawing, Painting, Design, Aesthetics, Art and has many honors in the realm of the arts.  She speaks widely in both domestic and international art conferences, most recently in Rome, London, Paris and Los Angeles and has numerous publications to her credit.  She is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose works have been entered in national juried shows and is also is sought as a judge and critic for exhibitions.     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 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 ages and genres 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 a brochure.   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 2017 Best in Show winner, “OUT,” a watercolor by Jane Carter. Pictured is Eva Palmer https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/77 Danville Museum’s Development Executive Director https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/77 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:00 EST Friday, 01 December 2017 12:00:00 EST The new Danville Museum Development/Executive Director is Katherine Milam, a native of Baltimore, Maryland and resident of Danville since 1990. Kathy attended Friends School of Baltimore and graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art.  She is a certified paralegal and certified in nonprofit management through Duke University Continuing Studies.  She was previously employed by Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services as agency Grant Writer and as Development Coordinator for the Danville Museum.  She is active in several long-standing civic organizations, and served as President of Danville-Riverview Rotary, Garden Club of Danville, and Danville Concert Association.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dan River Nonprofit Network.  She is married to Circuit Court Judge Joseph Milam and is the mother of Walton Milam, an attorney in Richmond, and Wallis Milam, a high school teacher in New Orleans.  Kathy is happy to be serving in a leadership role within an organization dedicated to the arts and local history.  She welcomes participation in the Danville Museum’s activities by all sectors of the community.    https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/75 2017 Museum Meets Marquaritaville https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/75 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EST Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/74 2016 Museum Meets Marquaritaville https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/74 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 EST Saturday, 27 August 2016 05:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/71 Jazz On The Lawn https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/71 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EST Saturday, 04 June 2016 05:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/72 THE ECLETIC COLLETOR https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/72 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:30:00 EST Friday, 03 June 2016 05:30:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/64 Judy & Ross Arkell exhibit https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/64 Sun, 20 Mar 2016 02:30:00 EST Sunday, 20 March 2016 02:30:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/62 DANVILLE MUSEUM HOLIDAY AND WINTER HOURS https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/62 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/52 Canvas & Cabernet https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/52 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/60 Museum Annual Appeal Under Way https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/60 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 15 November 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/58 KIWANIS FUND MUSEUM CHILDREN’S ROOM https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/58 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will have a grand opening of its new children’s room on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The renovations were funded with a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation. The project, called the Art & History See & Do Room, has transformed the museum’s old gift shop area into an interactive learning and play area for children. It will also serve as classroom space for youth education. Additional museum changes include creating an activity room and improvements in handicap access and safety in the museum. The grand opening is free and open to the public. The Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation focuses on benefiting youth in the region. The children’s room and facility improvements at the Danville Museum will attract more families and youth groups into the museum by providing activities of interest to children. Museums provide key learning experiences in art, history, and culture that complement and enhance what is taught in the traditional classroom. Children visiting the Danville Museum can now dress-up in period attire and play in the mock mercantile store, which corresponds to a museum exhibit about Danville’s “The Corporation” store. During the Civil War, the store provided food for soldiers’s families and the poor. Art activities like painting, sketching, and printing will introduce children to basic art mediums. Books on art are available for reading on the new brightly colored seating area that emphases basic colors and shapes. New display cases were created from windows.   Wall panels for exhibiting community artwork or pieces from the museum’s collections will help grow children’s appreciation of art.   A closet and a storage room were equipped with sinks for preparation and clean-up of programs. The ground-floor hallway improvements include better lighting and fire egress that complies with safety codes. The handicap entrance is more visible, appealing, and better lit to welcome visitors. Asbestos tile was removed from the children’s room. Recent Art & History See & Do Room programs have included preschool art instruction with Danville Headstart, supported with funds from the Womack Foundation. Photos from a Well Works Visual Arts youth photography class are on exhibit. Fred Motley is exhibiting a collection of vintage toys through the holidays. The children’s room is also available for educational organizations to rent for instruction and for private birthday parties. Youth group tours of the museum and historical cemeteries are available by appointment. Access to the children’s room is included in admission price and during all hours of museum operation unless the room is reserved for a class or event. Museum members benefit from free admission all year long. Family level memberships are available. For more information on joining the museum, hours of operation, or to reserve the children’s room, call the museum at (434) 793-5644 or visit the website at www.danvillemuseum.org. The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is located at 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/57 An Open Letter to the Community From the Board of Directors https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/57 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:00:00 EST Over the past several months, there have been a lot of statements—public and private—about the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, the Sutherlin Mansion, and the Confederate flag that formerly flew on its grounds. We wish to explain our thinking on these issues. In 2014, the Board of Directors of the Museum commissioned a Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Plan was to examine where the Museum was, where it needed to go, what our community needed from the Museum, and how the Museum could achieve those goals. Of the excellent feedback we received, one recurring complaint was that many members of our community did not feel welcomed at the Museum because the Third National Flag of the Confederacy flew over the Confederate memorial on the Museum grounds. This concerned us deeply. We had never felt the flag communicated that someone was not welcome at the Museum, but we had to recognize that deep-seated emotions about the flag still remain among many of our neighbors, and that these feelings hindered our express goals of inclusiveness and diversity. After many weeks of consultation and discussion, we decided that the most appropriate course of action was to ask City Council to remove the flag and place it in a permanent display inside the Museum. Some have accused of us trying to “hide history” with this action, but nothing could be further from the truth. We firmly believe that one of the Museum’s most important responsibilities is preserving and displaying the rich, varied history of our region, and foremost among that is Danville’s role in the Civil War. The Sutherlin Mansion is without equal in our nation. It was in the Mansion’s dining room that Jefferson Davis had his final meeting with his Cabinet. It was in that home that Davis authored the “Last Proclamation.” And it was in Danville where our nation—formerly divided—began the process of uniting once again. We cannot and will not turn our backs on this history. However, we also could not turn our backs on those members of our community who felt ostracized by the display of the flag. We felt that moving the flag inside as part of a museum-quality display would permit the flag to be recognized appropriately without making community members feel unwelcome. We stand by that decision today. Ultimately, following the recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, City Council approved an ordinance which effectively removed the flag from the Museum grounds. In response, some members of the community have advocated selling the Sutherlin Mansion to a private entity. We believe such an action would be short-sighted and would come at too great a cost. A private owner without a record of service will have no obligation to provide the community with anything of value and will not have a responsibility to be open and inclusive. As part of this debate, a lot has been said about what the Museum “costs” the City, but markedly less about what the Museum pays back into our community. In the short space allotted, we hope to highlight just a few of the services the Museum provides—services that would not be provided if a private entity owned the Sutherlin Mansion: Preserving History: Every permanent exhibit in the Museum relates to the history of the Civil War. The audio tour and video presentation highlight Danville’s unique role in the Civil War. We also preserve Danville’s history as a tobacco and textile town, as well as its role in the historic battle for civil rights. Education: We teach history to school groups and visitors, and we have even sent our educators into local schools. These lessons are in line with the state SOLs. In the spring, students and community members visit the Museum grounds for the annual History on the Lawn, which focuses on providing hands-on education about the day-to-day lives of Civil War soldiers in battle. Research: Our collection is comprised of over 40 years of staff research on Danville’s history, its role in the Civil War, and the Sutherlin family’s place in Danville. Our research center and its vast resources are open to students, scholars, and community members alike. Special Events: We routinely plan and host special events at which the entire community is welcome. For example, during the sesquicentennial celebration, we hosted Jefferson Davis’s great-great-grandson, facilitated a reenactment of Davis’s arrival in Danville, and hosted tours of various Civil War sites. We also recently sponsored and hosted a lecture by Emmet Gowin, a world-renowned photographer and Danville native whose work has been displayed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, and elsewhere around the world. Art: Our art galleries host rotating displays of local artists, including painters, potters, and photographers. We also teach art and pottery classes, and work with local students who visit on-site. We recently started a new program called Canvas and Cabernet, a program for those who want to try their hand at painting in a fun, no-pressure environment. Gift Shop: Our Gift Shop sells many items devoted to Danville’s history, including the Civil War, as well as the work of local artists. Rentals—the beautiful, unique grounds of the Museum and the mansion can be rented for weddings, meetings, and other social activities. Moreover, the Museum serves as a community center in the heart of the City. Hall of Fame: The Danville Hall of Fame recognizes native Danvillians who have contributed materially to their respective fields. Past inductees include: Lady Astor, the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons; Camilla Williams, a renowned opera singer; Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, a Civil War historian; Janis Martin, the “female Elvis”; Edith and Emmet Gowin, a world-renowned photographer and his “muse”; and Andrew Jackson Montague, the 44th Governor of Virginia. The Sutherlin Mansion: Yes, the City pays for some of the upkeep. The Museum, however, has invested over $2,000,000.00 in the campus, updating it to keep the buildings both safe and accessible. The Mansion still stands today thanks to the dedication and contributions of involved community members and organizations. These examples only scratch the surface of what the Museum has provided to the community for the last forty years. The treasure that is the Sutherlin Mansion is in the public trust; once it is gone, it will never be returned. Those who have publically expressed interest in buying the property have made it clear that their desire is motivated by the removal of the flag. We believe that the jewel of Main Street is so much more than just a plot of land for a Confederate flag. If you feel—like we feel—that our community deserves a Museum and that the Sutherlin Mansion is a public treasure, come join us. Help us to grow and meet your needs and the community’s needs. We need your support, your ideas, your attendance, your passion, and your memberships. We cannot do it without you.  If you think preserving this one-of-a-kind historical site is important, support your Museum. If you believe hands-on arts education is important, tell your friends to support their Museum. If you want your children to have the opportunity to experience history first-hand, support your Museum. If you feel our City deserves a cultural anchor, join your Museum. If you believe your community has an obligation to provide not just schools and roads, but culture, art, and history, call your Council members, tell them you support your Museum, and let your voices be heard. The Board of Directors Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/55 Danville Art League Juried Show https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/55 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST Monday, 12 October 2015 12:00:00 EST The Danville Art League (DAL) is having its annual juried exhibition, “Falling Back”, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History beginning October 25, 2015. “Falling Back” is a play on words alluding to a time for all of us to put down our electronic devices and get back to the joy and appreciation of the creative works of our fellowmen. This fall event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; the spring event is a “members only” exhibition, whereas the fall event 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 Southside Virginia and North Central North Carolina amateur and professional artists. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales. The DAL is happy to announce that two additional categories of art will join the traditional painting category; those are photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculptures, etal). Cash prizes, ribbons and Purchase Awards are featured in this fall’s event. The public is invited to join DAL members and participating artists at the opening reception for the “Falling Back” exhibition at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, October 25, 2015, between 2:30-4:00 p.m. This will be 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 juror for this year’s show is Michael D. Fels, chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Elon University. Award winners will be announced at the reception.                                                                       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. Throughout the years DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to display their works, learn new techniques, and to promote the art in the community. DAL now has some 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 “Fall Back” and 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 2008, Danville, VA 24541. You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at (434) 793-5644 or stop by in person at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up our brochure. The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Danville Arts Challenge Grant and 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 and the reception for this exhibition. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/49 Belcher Induction into Danville Hall of Fame https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/49 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST Monday, 03 August 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/45 Sherman Watkins https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/45 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 02 August 2015 12:00:00 EST A video of Mr. Watkins painting.  Mr. Watkin's biography. Mr. Sherman Watkins, a Hampton, Virginia resident and a Native American, was born in Danville, Virginia. He graduated from Southside High School in Blairs, Pittsylvania County, VA. Mr. Watkins is a technical graduate from the Refrigeration and Air Condition School in Wichita Falls Texas. He is also an alumnus of the University of Arizona, University of Oklahoma, City Colleges of Chicago, Bellevue College(University now) in Nebraska, Danville Community College of Virginia; and he holds an AASD from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Mr. Watkins retired from the United States Air Force as a Professional Illustrator with the Space Shuttle program; he was also employed at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for 15 years. Mr. Watkins, an internationally known artist, has exhibited his artworks in the United States, and Europe. Several of Mr. Watkins’ art Pieces are on permanent display at the Durham Museum (formerly known as the Durham Western Heritage Museum ), the Great Plains Black History Museum, and the Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Center, all located in Omaha, Nebraska. He received special recognition for a life-like portrait of President Johnson. Mr. Watkins has painted other such notables as Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Although his accomplishments are many, Mr. Watkins holds two complements especially dear. In 2000, he won a gold medal at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held in Washington, D. C. and his winning painting hung in Constitution Hall; he topped himself by winning "Best of Show" in Minneapolis Minnesota at the same Festival in 2002. Another of Mr. Watkins’ greatest accomplishments was being selected to hang one of his paintings in the Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibition, “A Price for Freedom,” From 2000 through 2004; the painting illustrates the ultimate price Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had to pay for his commitment to the Civil Rights struggle. Mr. Watkins completed a 42-piece Kaleidoscope of the Civil Right era, on the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of Mr. Watkins’ latest projects is a commemorative work for the 30th Anniversary of United Support of Artists for Africa’s “We Are the World”.  He also appeared in two scenes of the movie Cold Mountain, portraying a slave in the fields cutting hay. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/48 A Conversation with Emmet Gowin with Lecture and Slides https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/48 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/47 Stir the Soul: Civil Rights Songs that Moved a Nation https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/47 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:00:00 EST On May 22, the Danville Museum opened an exhibit, “Mending a Nation:  Civil Rights in Post-Civil War Danville, Virginia.”  The exhibit highlights poignant events in Danville’s history that relate to the Reconstruction Constitutional amendments related to freedom, citizenship, and voting rights.  This exhibit highlights the barriers African Americans faced even after these Amendments were ratified.  Many are aware of the Danville’s 1963 Bloody Monday, but are unaware of the even more violent Race Riot of 1883.  Jim Crow segregation followed.  While many women fought for African American rights, they could not vote until well into the 20th century. This exhibit continues the museum’s recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War and Danville’s role as the Last Capital of the Confederacy.  Stir the Soul is a special event at the end of the exhibit to celebrate its success and draw people to see it before it closes.  During exhibit research, it was brought to my attention that SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) Freedom Singers visited Danville in 1963, one of the points in time that is highlighted.  SNCC  activist, Matthew Jones, wrote a song about Danville that gained considerable popularity and brought to my attention the genre of Civil Rights songs.  Fred Motley, a performing arts instructor and playwright, agreed to organize a Civil Rights song event.  Motley organizes “Keeping the Oral Tradition Alive” storytelling festival each year at this museum and has a far reach in the region for cultural contacts. Stir the Soul will be a great opportunity for local residents that housed Civil Rights activists to share their stories and, hopefully, re-unite.  Young people will learn about local history through these songs and the surrounding narrative.  The museum will also collect contact information for oral histories.  This public concert and sing-a-long is an excellent follow-up to the museum’s 2014 “Danville Sings” multi-church choir concert and youth Solo Festival in May 2015.  The concert will take place on the grounds of the museum. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.danvillemuseum.org or call (434) 793-5644. Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is located at 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/46 Emmet & Edith Gowin - Danville Hall of Fame Induction https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/46 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:30:00 EST Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:30:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is inducting Emmet and Edith Gowin into the Danville Hall of Fame on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.. Emmet Gowin, one of the most influential photographers in the past 50 years, initially gained recognition for his black and white images of his wife, Edith Morris, many of which were taken in Danville, Virginia. A Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, Gowin has exhibited extensively in several countries, authored seven books, and received numerous awards. The induction ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be in the new Danville Hall of Fame gallery in the Danville Museum at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia. The Danville Hall of Fame was established by the Danville Museum in 1974 to recognize and honor citizens of the area whose achievements have been outstanding. Specific criterion for election to the Hall of Fame are persons of note who have worked within the area and who by achievement in their respective field have attained national stature as to reflect credit upon themselves and consequently upon Danville and Pittsylvania County. The Gowins are the nineteenth inductees into the Danville Hall of Fame.  Emmet Gowin was born in 1941 in Danville, Virginia. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1965 and an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. While at RISD, Gowin studied with photographer Harry Callahan, who became one of his mentors and greatest influences.   Following his marriage to Edith Morris, also of Danville, in 1964, Gowin began making memorable portraits of her as well as his family members. In addition to his work in portraiture, Gowin has explored landscape and aerial photography since the 1980s, documenting sites in the Czech Republic, Mexico, the Middle East, Japan, and the United States. This series addresses concerns over, among other issues, the global impact of irrigation and industrial scale agriculture, natural resource mining, and military occupation and weapons testing on the environment. For nearly four decades, Gowin’s work has been included in exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His solo shows include those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1971) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1983). Gowin’s first midcareer retrospective was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and later traveled to seven venues (1990-93); his first European retrospective was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and later traveled to seven venues (1990-93); his first European retrospective appeared at the Espace Photographie Marie de Paris (1992). The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, presented a traveling exhibition that included eight total venues across the country (2002-2004). A career retrospective was published in 2013 by the Foundation Mapfre, Madrid in association with Aperture and exhibited in Madrid, Bilbao, Paris, and Bogota. Gowin has had three exhibitions in his hometown at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History: Photographs: Emmet Gowin and Glenn Scarboro (1975),   Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth. Glenn Scarboro: Drawing with Light (2004), and Nine Visions: Photography with Southern Vision (2011). Throughout his career, Gowin has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1974), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1977, 1979), the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts from the State of Pennsylvania (1983), the Friends of Photography Peer Award (1992), and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (1993). Gowin taught in the Visual Arts Program at Princeton University from 1973 until his retirement in 2010, and was honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1997. Gowin’s work can be found in museum collections worldwide, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Tokyo Museum of Art; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, and the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. Monographs published on Gowin’s work include Emmet Gowin/Photographs (1976); Emmet Gowin/Photographs 1966-1983 (1983); Emmet Gowin/Photographs: This Vegetable Earth is But A Shadow (1990); Emmet Gowin: Aerial Photographs (1998); Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth (2002); Mariposas Nocturnas – Edith in Panama (2006); and Emmet Gowin (A Fifty Year Retrospective) (2013, Madrid). As of this writing, Gowin’s current exhibition, “Hidden Likeness: Emmet Gowin,”is at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York through September 20, 2015.  For more information, visit the museum’s website, www.danvillemuseum.org or call (434) 793-5644. CONTRIBUTORS EDITH AND EMMET GOWIN   Glenn Scarboro,   Pace/MacGill Gallery     Awards and Trophy Shop and Custom Framing   Rick and Kristen Barker   Jim and Kimberly Bebeau   Robert Friedman     Jeffrey D. Gignac The Gowin Family     Alison and Bill Hollandsworth Barry Koplen     Sam and Faye Kushner   Janet Laughlin Kurt and Winifred Lindquist     The Morris Sisters     Cecil and Jane Murray Rachel Schoonover Dr. and Mrs. Franklin E. Russell Benton and Helen Scarboro Kathy and Gene Smith Joseph and Alison Turner Dan and Vickie Vaden Jeff Whetstone     William Wylie The Zimmerman Family      https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/44 Danville Daily 1950s Through the Lens of John Tate https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/44 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST Monday, 06 July 2015 12:00:00 EST The Danville Historical Society is pleased to present its first-ever major exhibition.  John Tate was a photographer for The Bee and The Register newspapers for several decades.  He donated tens of thousands of his photographs to the DHS.  From these, curators have selected photographs from the decade of the 1950s to highlight both the work of John Tate and life in the region during that time.  The exhibit opens Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:30.  It is free and open to the public.  The exhibit runs August 14 to October 11, 2015. This exhibition is provided with support from our members and J.T. - Minnie Maude Charitable Trust Dans Hill Horse & Hound Farm, LLC, Danville Historical Society, Danville Regional Medical Center, Matthew Bell, Myra C. Hereford, Mark Joyner, Carol Anne and Tim Kernodle, Sarah and Dan Latham, Ann Sylves and Dave Corp, Wilkinson Consulting & CPA   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/42 Canvas & Cabernet https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/42 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EST Friday, 05 June 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/39 Three Artists: Shirley Cadmus, Linda Gourley, Sam Lasris https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/39 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Friday, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/40 To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/40 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Friday, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/41 Mending a Nation: Civil Rights in Post-Civil War Danville, Virginia https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/41 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Friday, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 EST DANVILLE MUSEUM OPENS EXHIBITS ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY   Danville is known as the “Last Capital of the Confederacy,” but events after the war still shape the fabric of its community. Two new, landmark exhibits at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will open this Friday, May 21, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. A new exhibition, “Mending a Nation: Civil Rights in Post-Civil War Danville, Virginia,” recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction Amendments that secured freedom, citizenship, and voting rights. These rights, however, were not fully recognized for years. This exhibit uses four points in Danville’s history to highlight the barriers African Americans faced even after these Amendments were ratified. Many know of the Bloody Monday events fifty years ago, but are unaware of the even more violent Race Riot of 1883. Jim Crow segregation followed. While many women fought for African American rights, they could not vote until well into the 20th century. The life of Camilla Williams helps to tell this history.  Along with the museum’s Executive Director Cara Burton, this exhibit has been researched and curated by a team of local historians, Dr. Andrew Canady, Ina Dixon, and Ronald Dean Hairston with technical consulting and production by Paris Designs. This thoughtful journey through the past 150 years of events explores local history, making us want to dig deeper into our past to help understand our community today. The exhibits are part of the museum board’s mission to have an integrated awareness of history. The second exhibit, “To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade,” offers a frank exploration of the commonwealth’s role in the business of the “second middle passage” -- the forced relocation of two-thirds of a million African Americans from the Upper South to the Cotton South in the decades before the Civil War. Intrigued by the abundant notices of slave auctions in Richmond newspapers in 1853, visiting British artist Eyre Crowe began attending the auctions. He turned his sketches and experience into a series of remarkable paintings and engravings that humanized the enslaved and spoke eloquently of the infamy of the trade and the despair of the individuals whose forced labor made cotton an integral part of the South’s economy and political structure before the Civil War.    Funding for the exhibits come from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, and the Library of Virginia. Additional support comes from Andrew Canady, PhD, The Danville, Virginia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Danville Regional Foundation, Danville Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Carrie Ashe, Ina Dixon, Lt. Col. Ronald D. Hairston, Scott Jones, and Mrs. Daisy Simmons.  Both exhibits will be available to view during museum hours from May 22 to August 2, 2015. Church and civic groups are invited to visit the exhibits and schedule Sutherlin mansion or cemetery guided tours. The Danville Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Museum members receive free admission all year. The first full weekend of each month there is no charge to residents of Danville, Pittsylvania County or Caswell County. Visit the museum website for admission fees and directions at www.danvillemuseum.org or call (434) 793-5644. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/36 Youth Solo Competition https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/36 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/37 Sweet Evelina: Women in the Civil War https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/37 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/38 Sutherlin Art & Wine Show https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/38 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 EST  The Museum, including the historic Sutherlin Mansion, will be open to the public with no admission this day. Food will be available for sale and a silent auction of artwork will add to the fun. Music by Small Town Orchestra is included with the event. Proceeds from the event will support the Danville Museum.  The Virginia wineries are Stanburn Winery of Stuart and American Way Country Wines of Chase City. The domestic and international wines are personally selected by Linda Lawrence Dalton and are unique brands not found regularly in stores.  This year we introduce a community art show which will feature some of the region’s finest artists whose works will be for sale. Mediums displayed can include painting, printmaking, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, photography, and mixed media. The show will include both professional and budding artists with a wide range of pricing. Artwork is also available for sale in the museum’s gift shop. Supporting artists by making their work available for purchase helps the museum’s mission to promote history and art in the Dan River Region. Artists will be donating pieces to the museum’s silent auction, the key fundraising activity for the museum at this event. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/31 Community Art Show - Calling all artists! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/31 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:00:00 EST Artists are invited to our juried art show on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  See "read more" for prospectus.  Enjoy a wonderful day on the grounds of the museum's Sutherlin mansion with live jazz, quality wine tasting, and good food.  Please note the reduced tent fee for donations to our silent auction.         https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/33 Fritz Janschka, "Recent Paintings and Drawings" https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/33 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:00:00 EST This exhibition is provided with support from our members and the generosity of: Anonymous Rick and Kristen Barker Michael and Mira Becher Danville Regional Medical Center Steve and Angela DelGiorno Linwood Duncan Janet Holley and Dave Slayton Sam and Faye Kushner Carol Ann Lawson Jerry Meadors Kevin and Melanie Vaughan   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is proud to exhibit the work of internationally celebrated painter, sculptor and graphic artist Fritz Janschka, one of the founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. Born in Austria in 1919, Fritz Janschka studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, under the tutelage of Albert Paris Gütersloh, himself a student of Gustave Klimt. Janschka came to the United States to teach at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and remained there for 36 years, earning the title Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Fairbank Professor Emeritus of the Humanities.  Though influenced by Surrealism, Janschka’s work has continued to evolve over the last half-century. His imagination has been described as being “in a perpetual state of fast-forward.” His paintings, many of which are inspired by literature, are said to “challenge, puzzle, and even provoke.” His work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fort Worth Museum, museums in Zurich and Vienna, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opening March 20, Janschka’s work will be on display in the Jennings Gallery through May 17. A preview reception on Friday, March 20, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, is free and open to the public. The Janschka exhibition will run through Sunday, May 17;. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 2 to 5 PM. A small admission fee is charged most days for non-members.   Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, VA 24541, (434) 793-5644, www.danvillemuseum.org. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/34 Civil War Redux Exhibit https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/34 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/35 Procession of Confederate President Jefferson Davis https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/35 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/27 KIWANIS FOUNDATION FUNDS CHILDREN’S ROOM AT DANVILLE MUSEUM https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/27 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:00:00 EST The Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History to transform the old gift shop into a children’s room for art and history education. The motto of Kiwanis is “We Build”. The Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation utilizes this motto when selecting organizations that are requesting funding grants for capital projects. Projects selected usually involve children and youth activities. The 2014 Kiwanis Foundation award to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is an example of such a project. This grant is for the structural renovation of a space for interactive activities involving cultural arts and history specifically for younger children.  “We should all applaud the effort by our educators to increase the emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math however they make a terrible mistake if they do not temper this curriculum with additional programs dedicated to cultural arts and history,” stated Glenn Giles, President of the Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation. “For this reason, it is so encouraging that museums and public libraries are becoming more active in promoting programs related to art and history.”  The “See & Do” room will be designed to accommodate youth programs year-round, such as the current ArtSmart preschool classes. The room will also be open to families to give hands-on cultural experiences when not in use for classes. Changes will include installing hard-surface flooring, cabinets, a kitchenette, and wall surfaces for displays. Children visiting will have period costumes for imaginary play, art activities that relate to current museum exhibits and elements of art, and games about local history. The room will be staffed with an educator and volunteers.  “Most museums now have spaces specifically to engage children,” Danville Museum Executive Cara Burton explained, “and this was something we were lacking and which parents have asked me to provide. By experiencing the museum through their own eyes and hands, children will be more attentive to our museum exhibits. We want more families to visit, to take our classes, and to become museum members. With this grant, we can provide a facility to accomplish this.” Once scheduled gallery exhibits are completed in late May, the museum will be ready to begin construction.  Museum members can visit the Danville Museum for free all year long. Admission is free to residents of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania and Caswell Counties on the first full weekend of each month. To join or learn more about the museum’s programs and exhibits, visit online at www.danvillemuseum.org or call (434) 793-5644.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/26 The History of the Confederate Flag Exhibit Installed. Preparations for the Sesquicentennial. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/26 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 18 January 2015 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has installed a new exhibit about the history of the Confederate flags. Entitled “Divided Lines: The National Flags of the Confederacy,” the panels enhance the museum’s permanent exhibit, “Between the Lines: Danville 1861-1865, Drifting Towards Disaster.” The five colorful panels not only detail fascinating facts about the creation of the Confederate national flags, but also have vignettes of local interest and about flag design. The exhibit was made possible with a grant by the Danville Regional Foundation. Vexillology, the study of flags, looks at the symbolism and utilitarianism parts of the flags convey. “To this day, the Confederate flag carries different meanings to different audiences,” explains Cara Burton, Executive Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. “The purpose of this exhibit is to educate everyone about the history of these flags and why they are what they are.” The exhibit is located on the second floor next to the Jefferson Davis bedroom and compliments an original Cabell-Graves Camp battle flag on loan from the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “Danville has a rich history that the Confederate flags can help us tell,” Cara Burton says. “We are very excited about the upcoming 150th anniversary of the historic Civil War events that took place in Danville. This exhibit and planned programs will help us broaden the scope of Danville and Pittsylvania County’s historical narrative.” The Danville Museum has been working with the City of Danville and other organizations to plan for visitors touring Civil War Trail sites during the Sesquicentennial. Danville, Virginia served as the last capital of the Confederate government from April 4 to 10, 1865 after Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet left Richmond. As Major Sutherlin later wrote, “Early on the day of the 3rd, a large number of people in Danville and the surrounding country commenced assembling at the Richmond and Danville depot, to witness the arrival of the President, his Cabinet, in fact the Government.” The Danville Museum campus includes the historic home of Major William T. Sutherlin, who served as Quartermaster during the Civil War. Jefferson Davis lived in Sutherlin’s home that week until General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. He issued his last proclamation from this house before he fled to Greensboro. In addition to these landmark events, Danville Museum activities will highlight Danville’s Civil War prisons, hospitals, cemeteries, the railroad, and civilian life. The Danville Museum plans the following special events: Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts traveling exhibition, will be installed March 20 to May 17, 2015 in one of the Museum’s galleries. This poignant and sometimes humorous collection of modern photography gives the appearance of real-time Civil War scenes with re-enactors. The great-great grandson of President Jefferson Davis, Bertram Hayes-Davis, will be speaking on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Averett University’s Pritchett Auditorium on Mountain View Avenue, Danville, Virginia. His presentation, “The Life of Jefferson Davis from a Descendant’s Viewpoint,” will be free and open to the public. “Dinner with Mr. Hayes-Davis,” will be a museum fundraising event on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. For more information, call the museum at (434) 793-5644. Tables are available for sponsorship. “History on the Lawn” is an annual re-enactor camp-out on the grounds of the Danville Museum. On April 18, 2015, camp life and demonstrations will bring Civil War history to life in Danville. This year, the procession of President Jefferson Davis to the Sutherlin Mansion will be recreated. This is free and open to the public. Re-enactors interested in participating should contact the Museum at (434) 793-5644. An original play, Civil War Letters, is being developed by Dr. Fred Motley dramatizing the life of Civil War women to be performed in May 14 to 16, 2015. The vignettes are based on actual letters, bringing the struggles of these war-torn women to the stage. Groups interested in reserving performances should contact the museum at (434) 793-5644. As the end of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial passes, a new exhibit highlighting the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments’ ratification from 1865 to 1870 will be installed in May 22, 2015. This exhibit, “Mending of a Nation: Freedom and Civil Rights in Post Civil War Danville,” will focus on the effect these amendments had on Danville and the effect events in Danville had on Virginia, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. It will include information about the Danville Riot of 1883. Trolley tours of Danville Civil War sites will be available on Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 18, 2015. The guided tours will last approximately one and one-half hours, starting at the Danville Museum. Tickets will be available by contacting the museum. Group reservations can be made by calling the Museum at (434) 793-5644. Cemetery tours of the National Civil War Cemetery and Green Hills Cemetery will take place at various times April 4 through April 18. Tours for the general public and youth classroom tours will be available. Group reservations can be made by calling the Museum at (434) 793-5644. Specific dates and times of general public tours will be announced closer to the event. Tickets will be available by contacting the museum. The history of the Civil War in Danville is described in several books available from the museum’s gift shop and can be ordered online at www.danvillemuseum.org. Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visitors should call (434) 793-5644 for admission rates and group tour reservations. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/21 DANVILLE MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION PLANS - Hughes Grant and New Staff https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/21 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:30:00 EST Monday, 05 January 2015 10:30:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will start 2015 with new staff and funding to support the Board’s vision to be the Dan River Region’s leader for integrated awareness of history, culture, and community. The Board’s new education plan will enable the museum to renew and expand its commitment to quality education programs for all ages and that support current standards for learning. Teachers and individuals interested in classes or tours can find more information at the museum’s new website, www.danvillemuseum.org or email learn@danvillemuseum.org.               New education staff will include Cynthia Hubbard, who is currently teaching “Throw Paint at Cancer” at the museum for cancer survivors. Hubbard has her MFA in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in Fine Art from Averett.  She has been an art instructor at Woodlawn Academy and Pittsylvania County Schools.  Her historic preservation experience has included work at Juliette Gordon Low House, Spencer-Woodbridge House, and the U.S. Park Service’s Fort Pulaski.  Hubbard is enthusiastic about the museum’s new education plan and the opportunity to continue its tradition of offering high quality art, history, and cultural programs.               The Danville Museum recently received a grant from Hughes Memorial Home Foundation to support art classes, museum exhibit games, education awareness materials and supplies, and after-school STEAM classes. STEAM takes science, technology, engineering and math education one step further to include art. Skills learned in art programs foster the creativity and analytical skills needed for problem solving in STEM careers. Understanding chemistry, math, and engineering are important in pottery, painting, and sculpture. Knowledge of clay chemistry and the dynamics of heat control, for example, are essential in pottery making.               With funding from the Danville Regional Foundation, the Danville Museum contracted a museum consultant to develop an education plan to update the museum’s programs to better meet community needs and the vision of the Board. The plan includes goals for education tours, special events and community engagement, public relations, and possible funding sources. A key goal is to enable a full range of visitors to use the museum as a learning resource by providing educational opportunities for all ages and interest groups.               Executive Director Cara Burton said, “While many people from around the world visit the museum’s Civil War exhibits, Sutherlin Mansion, and art galleries, many area residents have not. The museum board plans to change this.” The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is open to the public six days a week. Museum members receive free admission all year. Membership forms are available online at www.danvillemuseum.org or at the museum located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia. Call (434) 793-5644 for more information. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/22 New Year Opens with Well Known, Award-Winning Artist Jane Carter https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/22 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST Monday, 05 January 2015 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is proud to open its 2015 exhibition year with Jane Carter’s Lots of Happy People. Both the Jennings and Schoolfield Galleries will come alive on Friday, January 9, 2015 with all the colors of her palette. Chinese take-out cartons, flower stalls, street musicians, and Harrods shoppers are all fodder for her bold canvases, some so impressionistic as to verge on the abstract. Her signature ladies with umbrellas are present too.   Perhaps best known for her watercolors, Carter has now ventured into oil paintings because, as she says, “They are so joyous!” However, she continues to work in water, pastels, and acrylics, all of which seem “joyous” to her many devotees. “She’s not afraid of taking risks or of using colors,” says one of her students. In addition, she encourages others to take risks, to “think and paint out of their box.”   Jane Carter’s expertise has earned her numerous awards in juried art shows throughout the East, as well as signature memberships in the Watercolor Societies of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Most prestigious is the acceptance of her painting Cheese Shop for the Southern Watercolor Society’s invitation to its Annual Opening and galas in eighteen states.   A meet-the-artist reception on Friday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:00, is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through Sunday, March 8.   Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, VA 24541, (434) 793-5644, www.danvillemuseum.org.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/23 DANVILLE MUSEUM PLANS A BRIGHT FUTURE https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/23 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 04 January 2015 12:00:00 EST                 The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Board of Directors recently approved a three year strategic plan creating a new mission and vision that will drive new initiatives and partnerships.  A retreat held in April for both existing and incoming Directors reviewed strategic themes garnered from over 220 community members, staff, and board interviews.  Out of these discussions came a new theme for the museum, recognizing the museum’s forty year history and the legacy of the Sutherlin Mansion, the keystone of the museum campus.   “The Last Capitol of the Confederacy, The Beginning of  a United Nation” will help define the museum’s goal to be more inclusive and improve the scope of its work.  Past Board President, Barry Shield’s letter to the community states, “We believe this plan lays the groundwork for many encouraging and fulfilling years ahead in the Arts, culture, humanities, Danville’s history, education facilities, new partnerships, inclusion and community engagement.”  The strategic theme of inclusion sets the goal for the membership committee to “develop and present ideas to the board which will ensure that the membership and visitors to the Danville Museum continue to reflect our entire community.”                   The Board decided to embrace a vision “to be the Dan River Region’s Leader for integrated awareness of History, Culture, and Community” focusing on a mission “to promote history and art in the Dan River Region.”   Another strategic theme in the Board’s plan is history with goals to better interpret the Sutherlin Mansion and Danville’s role in the Civil War.  In April 2015, the Sesquicentennial anniversary for Danville’s famed role as the Last Capitol in the Civil War will take place.  Related projects are completed, underway and are planned.                   New board committees have been created to support planning efforts, including membership, performing arts, education, and visitor services.  Upcoming programs include Historical Halloween, a Civil War musical by the Little Theatre of Danville, and Holiday House at the Sutherlin’s children’s tour.                    The “Between the Lines” permanent Civil War exhibit in the museum received over $45,000 in updates over the past several years in preparation for the Sesquicentennial tourism.  In addition, a new self-guided tour of the Sutherlin Mansion will be launched this month supported with funding from the Dan River Year program and the Carrington Trust totaling $20,000.  A Danville Regional Foundation grant project secured an exhibition consultant to design a history of the Confederate flag exhibit, to be installed in early 2015.  A new museum website, also to debut this month, was funded with a grant from J.T. Minnie Maude.  A Morotock Arts and Cultural Fund grant is supporting the upcoming Virginia Museum of Fine Arts traveling exhibition, “A New Mosaic:  African American Art,” with an accompanying lecture "Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past."                  The Board’s strategic plan moves the museum forward by working on new collections, research, financial support, and facilities.  The 2012 donation of Camilla William’s archives and memorabilia was recognized as an important new collection to be professionally curated and exhibited in the new few years.  The recent success of a revitalized gift shop requires that it receives expansion to provide new income and promote local authors and artists.   Grant opportunities are being pursued for a children’s room for both art and history education.  Recognizing the growing importance of the museum’s auditorium for community performing arts and celebrations, funding for updating the stage, flooring, and kitchen is being sought.                  Museum membership and admission is open to the public throughout the year.   Registration forms and fees are online at www.danvillemuseum.org and at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville.  For more information about membership, donations, or upcoming events, call the museum at (434) 793-5644.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/2 Museum Play Series with Little Theatre of Danville https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/2 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST Monday, 04 August 2014 12:00:00 EST Danville Museum Play Series for the 2014-2015 Season Little Theatre of Danville performing in the Museum’s auditorium. THURSDAY NIGHT IS MUSEUM NIGHT!  With ticket sales benefiting the Danville Museum.  Help support us while enjoying live theatre! Season tickets are available for $40, a savings of $20. $12 individual advanced sale tickets. $15 at the door. $12 seniors and students at the door. September 11-14, “Play On”, a comedy which is a play within a play. December 4 through 7 and December 11 through 14, “A Civil War Christmas” historical musical with audience participation March 12-15, “Halleluia Girls”, a Southern comedy June 11-14, “Sunshine Boys”, a Neil Simon comedy Tickets will go on sale around September 1st, but reservations can be made by calling the Danville Museum at 434-793-5644.  You will need to specify which night you want. Season tickets will be sold through the Museum.  Individual tickets may also be purchased from the Museum, or online at the Little Theatre's website. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/1 Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Hires New Education Coordinator https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/1 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:00:00 EST Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History recently hired Jaade Williams as Education Coordinator. She will be responsible for marketing and scheduling the museum's education programs. Williams is replacing Patsi Compton, who is now Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator. The Education Coordinator invites schools, churches, and community organization to tour the museum and take museum art classes. Museum Educators visit schools and organizations to present art and history programs, which Williams will be scheduling.  Jaade Williams recently graduated with honors from Kaplan University where she received her Master's degree in Higher Education. She also received her Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Old Dominion University where she graduated with honors. Having just recently moved back to Danville, Jaade has traveled the states enjoying different sites with her military family. Williams also volunteers for after-school programs where she enjoys helping students find their way and discover their true talents.  Danville Museum is excited to add Williams' talent to its staff. To learn more about the museum's education programs, contact Jaade Williams at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org. Program information can also be found on the museum's website: www.danvillemuseum.org.    https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/20 Danville Museum Juried Show Award Winners https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/20 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST Friday, 11 July 2014 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History recently awarded two local artists cash awards at its annual Juried Art Show. Part of the Sutherlin Art and Wine Show, the event attracted over four hundred people to the grounds of the Museum to purchase fine arts and enjoy wine and live music. The Judge was Lee Walton, Associate Professor at UNC-Greensboro.   The Gordon Neal Memorial Award was presented to Robin Emerson of Dry Fork, Virginia. Emerson, a student of Jonathan Scollo in the Museum’s Swanson Studios, creates pottery that often reflects her tobacco farm lifestyle. Emerson’s pottery continues to be for sale in the Museum Gift Shop.   The Lynn Bjarnesen Memorial Award was presented to Billy Newcomb of Axton, Virginia. Newcomb, new to this art show, demonstrated his blacksmithing throughout the show. A recent graduate of Averett University, Newcomb also painted two murals in the Museum’s Civil War exhibit in 2013, which are on permanent display.   In addition to these cash Jury Awards, Purchase Awards were presented to Douglas Cave, Linda Gourley, and Jonathan Scollo. Gourley and Scollo both teach at the Danville Museum. Danville, Virginia will host another juried art show October 11th at the River District Festival.   The awards are made possible with sponsorship from ERA Holley & Gibson Reality, PTL Contractors, Audiologists Hearing Aid Associates, Awards &Trophy & Custom Framing, Supply Resources, Eden Jewelry, Gourley Jewelry & Repair, First Citizen Bank, Lawrence Distributing, Motley Florist, and Daniel, Medley & Kirby. The event also raised funds for the Museum with a Silent Auction of artwork donated by participating artists. The next Danville Museum fundraiser will be “Danville Museum Meets Margaritaville” on Saturday, August 23. Tickets are on sale now at the Museum.   Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, located in Danville, Virginia, is a culture knowledge campus which includes the historic Sutherlin Mansion, rotating art galleries, Civil War exhibits, art studios, artisan and gift shop, and a research library. Call (434) 793-5644(434) 793-5644 for more information. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/3 New Board Members: Class of 2014 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/3 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History recently installed a new slate of Board members to serve three year terms as Directors. They were recruited through a nominating process to fit the strategic goals of the Museum. The Danville Museum, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is finalizing a new Strategic Plan to respond to the changes in the Dan River Region and promote its role as a leader in arts, history, and culture. The Board of Directors now boasts 27 members which meet quarterly and serve on at least one of the thirteen committees required to manage its campus, which includes the Sutherlin Mansion, also known as “The Last Capitol of the Confederacy.” The new Board members have a variety of backgrounds and skills, but all share a strong interest in either art or history and have community service experience. The new members include: Brenda Brokaw, Kristen Houser Barker, Tom Duren, Androniki Fallis, Justin Ferrell, John Michael Fisher, Janice Gilstrap, Cedric Hairston, Angela Harris, Dr. Jay Hayes, Martin Hopkins, Scott Jones, Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Meder, Dave Slayton, Lee Vogler, and Dr. Larry Wilburn. The Nominating Committee recruited new members to return the Board to its 28 seat capacity and replaced recent and long term vacancies. The Board also recruited a new Executive Director, Cara Burton, in 2013 to implement their plans for the future. The new officers of the Museum Board are Jane Murray (President), Tommy Freeze (Vice President), Gary Cotta (Treasurer), and Joanie Littleton (Secretary). Barry Shields is Past-President. Nominations for new Board members are accepted throughout the year and are approved at their winter meeting. The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is a private, not-for-profit institution that relies on membership, admission, fundraising, and grants to provide its cultural and educational programs and exhibits. Open six days each week, the Museum has a small paid staff and relies on its volunteer Board, docents, and Guild members to provide its services. Visitors from around the world visit Danville to see the historic Sutherlin Mansion at Danville Museum, generating important historic tourism dollars to the community. Membership is open to all and available at different levels. For more information visit the Museum’s website at www.danvillemuseum.org or call (434) 793-5644(434) 793-5644.    BOARD PHOTOS   (New members boldfaced) Photo #1: First row: Tom Duren, Cynthia Collie, Jane Murray (President), Joanie Littleton. Second row: Scott Jones, Cara Burton (Executive Director), Gary Cotta, Jerry Meadors, Sam Kushner. Third row: Bobby Allen Roach, Larry Oldham, Martin Hopkins, Lawrence Meder, Barry Shields (Past President) Photo #2: First row: Kristen Houser Barker, Angela Harris, Jane Murray (President), Brenda Brokaw, Jerry Meadors. Second row: Tom Duren, Joanie Littleton, Janice Gilstrap, Larry Wilburn, Justin Ferrell, Lawrence Meder. Third row: Dr. Jay Hayes, Anne Geyer, Mark Lewis New members not pictured: Niki Fallis, John Michael Fisher, Cedric Hairston, Dave Slayton, Lee Vogler https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/5 Robert Marsh Print: Taking Pre-Orders https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/5 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 15 June 2014 12:00:00 EST We are currently taking pre-orders for limited edition prints of Robert Marsh's "Dan River---Gateway to the Southern Mills." Please complete this Marsh Mill Order Form and return to the the Danville Museum, to secure your print.  Pre-payment is not required. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/4 Danville Museum Juried Show Award Winners https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/4 Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 EST Monday, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History recently awarded two local artists cash awards at its annual Juried Art Show. Part of the Sutherlin Art and Wine Show, the event attracted over four hundred people to the grounds of the Museum to purchase fine arts and enjoy wine and live music. The Judge was Lee Walton, Associate Professor at UNC-Greensboro. The Gordon Neal Memorial Award was presented to Robin Emerson of Dry Fork, Virginia. Emerson, a student of Jonathan Scollo in the Museum’s Swanson Studios, creates pottery that often reflects her tobacco farm lifestyle. Emerson’s pottery continues to be for sale in the Museum Gift Shop. The Lynn Bjarnesen Memorial Award was presented to Billy Newcomb of Axton, Virginia. Newcomb, new to this art show, demonstrated his blacksmithing throughout the show. A recent graduate of Averett University, Newcomb also painted two murals in the Museum’s Civil War exhibit in 2013, which are on permanent display. In addition to these cash Jury Awards, Purchase Awards were presented to Douglas Cave, Linda Gourley, and Jonathan Scollo. Gourley and Scollo both teach at the Danville Museum. Danville, Virginia will host another juried art show October 11th at the River District Festival.   The awards are made possible with sponsorship from ERA Holley & Gibson Reality, PTL Contractors, Audiologists Hearing Aid Associates, Awards &Trophy & Custom Framing, Supply Resources, Eden Jewelry, Gourley Jewelry & Repair, First Citizen Bank, Lawrence Distributing, Motley Florist, and Daniel, Medley & Kirby. The event also raised funds for the Museum with a Silent Auction of artwork donated by participating artists. The next Danville Museum fundraiser will be “Danville Museum Meets Margaritaville” on Saturday, August 23. Tickets are on sale now at the Museum. Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, located in Danville, Virginia, is a culture knowledge campus which includes the historic Sutherlin Mansion, rotating art galleries, Civil War exhibits, art studios, artisan and gift shop, and a research library. Call (434) 793-5644 for more information. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/7 History on the Lawn https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/7 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 01 March 2014 12:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will hold its annual "History on the Lawn" in April 2014.  An opening reception for the updated "Between the Lines" Civil War exhibit in the Sutherlin Mansion will take place on Friday, April 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Join Civil War Reenactors of the Virginia 18th Infantry as they set up camp on the grounds of the historic Sutherlin Mansion on Friday, April 11, from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Discover what the life of a soldier was really like: the food, the weapons, the uniforms, the drilling, and the horrors of Civil War medical practices. You and your family will hear about life on the homefront – what women and children wore and what their lives were like while the men were away. "Between the Lines" has been updated with new text panels, hands-on displays, and two life-sized murals.  One depicts the "Corporation Store" in Danville and the other a warehouse prison scene taken from the Vander Wyde sketchbook collection. Visitors can continue their historic tour of Danville by touring the Sutherlin Mansion and its Civil War exhibits. Other historical sites include Grove Cemetery and taking the Millionaire's Row or Holbrook walking tours. The Museum is located at the start of Danville's Historic District within walking distance of Downtown Danville, Averett University, and the Riverwalk. The event is free and open to the public, rain or shine, on the lawn of the Sutherlin Mansion at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA. Call (434) 793-5644 for more information, or visit the Museum's website at www.danvillemuseum.org. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/8 Keeping the Oral History Alive https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/8 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 01 February 2014 12:00:00 EST 13th ANNUAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL AT DANVILLE MUSEUM The 13th Annual Storytelling Festival: “Keeping the Oral History Alive” will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in Danville, Virginia. This festival is a family oriented, multi-generational event meant to inspire and bring together the entire community. Organized by the Cultural Arts Ensemble, the festival is free and open to the public. Storytellers, called “Griots”, are located in the Museum’s galleries, telling stories throughout the day. “Keeping Oral History Alive” brings together a rich tradition of oral storytelling as well as performances by the Kuumba Dance Company. The Griots are drawn from across the region. This year the storytellers are Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Robin Kitson, Josephus Thompson, Logie Meachum, and the event’s organizer, Fred Motley. The festival will begin with Patricia Hall and the Kuumba Dance Company. The Cultural Arts Ensemble will also recognize individuals who through their careers and their community activism have inspired social and economic progress within the City of Danville and surrounding areas. This year’s event is supported in part by the Morotock Arts and Cultural Fund and the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. For more information, call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia, a (434) 793-5644. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/6 13th Annual Storytelling Festival: “Keeping the Oral History Aliveâ€� https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/6 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:00:00 EST The 13th Annual Storytelling Festival: “Keeping the Oral History Alive” will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in Danville, Virginia. This festival is a family oriented, multi-generational event meant to inspire and bring together the entire community. Organized by the Cultural Arts Ensemble, the festival is free and open to the public.   Storytellers, called “Griots”, are located in the Museum’s galleries, telling stories throughout the day. “Keeping Oral History Alive” brings together a rich tradition of oral storytelling as well as performances by the Kuumba Dance Company.   The Griots are drawn from across the region. This year the storytellers are Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Robin Kitson, Josephus Thompson, Logie Meachum, and the event’s organizer, Fred Motley. The festival will begin with Patricia Hall and the Kuumba Dance Company. The Cultural Arts Ensemble will also recognize individuals who through their careers and their community activism have inspired social and economic progress within the City of Danville and surrounding areas. This year’s event is supported in part by the Morotock Arts and Cultural Fund and the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/9 Next Forms in Clay Class Scheduled https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/9 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 01 November 2013 12:00:00 EST Sign up now for Jon Scollo's popular Forms in Clay class starting  November 12 - December 17   Each series includes six sessions of instruction by Jonathan Scollo in pottery making. Designed for the novice and the experienced student, Forms in Clay provides you with both the basic principles of pottery making and the flexibility to follow your own artistic direction at your own pace.   $85 Museum members        $95 non-members (Includes clay, glazes, & firing fee) Contact Jon at Awards & Trophy: 434-792-5355 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/10 Sketchbook of Prison Life - Henry VanderWeyde https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/10 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST Friday, 01 November 2013 12:00:00 EST Important Gift to the Museum Henry VanderWyde was an artist who served as an Union officer during the American Civil War. He was captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek and held as a prisoner of war in Danville's Warehouse/Prisons (most likely Prison #3). The Museum has received an important gift from Robert Mann of Plentywood, Montana - VanderWyde's sketchbook  of prison life in Danville from 1864 - 1865. Henry VanderWeyde was born in the Netherlands but grew up in New York.  At the age of 22 he was attending Cooper Art Institute when he enlisted in Co. G of the 7th Regiment of the New York State Militia in 1861.  During the war he became a Captain and Breveted Major and served as an Aide de Camp on the staff of two generals of the Army of the Potomac. After his exchange at the end of the war, he became a Provost Marshall. It was in this capacity that he received the Mayor's surrender of  Danville and had quarters in the Mayor's home. After serving in the army, VanderYeyde moved with his wife to Paris and later London, where he enjoyed a career as a portrait artist. On February 24, 1924 he died in London at the age of 84.  Reality of Prison Life Waterbuckets Officer of the Day Quarters   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/13 2011 Candlelight Tour Pix https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/13 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 09 December 2011 12:00:00 EST The Mansion was lovely in the glow of candlelight. Thanks Becca       Camelia Centerpiece                             Candlelight Tour                                      Dining Room Table Sutherlin China      First floor Central Hall                           Upstairs Central Hall Sideboard           Ladies' Parlor Mantle       Nutcracker in Front Upstairs Bedroom  Dining Room Sideboard                     Feather Tree       Holiday Floral                                         Belle                                                        Upstairs Central Hall  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/14 Beautiful Day for Art on the Lawn 2011 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/14 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EST Friday, 30 September 2011 12:00:00 EST Young at heart and youngsters alike celebrated at Art on the Lawn.    https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/16 City Tulips June 2011 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/16 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EST Sunday, 05 June 2011 12:00:00 EST City Tulips A Series by Photographer Sandra Gottlieb  April 10 – June 5, 2011 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/11 Cool Off with Art! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/11 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EST Wednesday, 01 June 2011 12:00:00 EST Two Great Summer Programs featuring stories, games, take-home art projects:   Mia Halton – Certain Home Truths July 1 through September 2 or Art Smarter    Summer 2011   Mia Halton – Certain Home Truths July 1 through September 2     You Talk Too Much Mia Halton View the artwork of Mia Halton  & create a Halton-style work of art to take home. or Art Smarter -- Summer 2011   This extension of our regularly scheduled Art Smart further explores elements of art in pieces from the Museum’s Collection.   1 – 1 ½ hour program $2 per student -- minimum fee of $30 / maximum group size 30   To schedule a program, contact Patsi Compton at patsi@danvillemuseum.org or 434-793-5644   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/15 North Star Productions at Art on the Lawn https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/15 Sat, 07 May 2011 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 07 May 2011 12:00:00 EST May 7th during the Art on the Lawn event, North Star Productions is back to perform again this year.  You are invited to enjoy the one act play, Exit Stage Left. Performances will be on the stage at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 and are free to the public. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/17 Support Your Museum https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/17 Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST Saturday, 01 January 2011 12:00:00 EST This is the time of the year when people reflect on those things that are important to them, to their family and to their community. This year the Museum will have served over 3000 public and private school students. This has been accomplished in spite of the fact that school systems have had to cut back on field trips... due to the economic circumstances. Since the inception of the Museum-in-school history and art trunk programs in 1990, thousands of children from pre-K through 12th grade have been able to experience what the Museum has to offer without ever leaving their school. Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that these important programs continue, make a donation by visiting our donation page or by check to the museum. Thank you for so much for your support and best wishes in the New Year. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/18 New Acquisitions https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/18 Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:00:00 EST From the Family of Dan Harvey  Abingdon Square Painters Harriett Fitzgerald and Peggy Anderson   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/19 Development News 2009 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/news/details/ID/19 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Tuesday, 17 February 2009 12:00:00 EST Despite the challenging economy, the Museum is holding its own, thanks to grant monies awarded by foundations as well as extremely generous and interested members of the community. Recent Grants:   Corning Incorporated Foundation has granted $1000 to help underwrite Minds Wide Open: Year of the Woman next March 26 –May 3   The Local Government Challenge Grant has made a grant of $900 to help underwrite Minds Wide Open: Year of the Woman. The Womack Foundation has awarded $3400 to offer art focus sessions for Headstart programs in Danville and Chatham, and for the kindergarten program at Grove Park School in Danville. The Museum received $750 towards our Fall exhibition What If Our Walls Could Talk: Sutherlin Mansion 1859 – 2009 from the Morotock Fund of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. We have received $1000 from the Dan River Inc. Fund of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region to be used for general operations. The Virginia Commission for the Arts awarded $14,015 for general operating support. Thanks to all the Sponsors for our two fabulous Fundraisers! Thanks to Our Sponsors for Modern Masters Lamar BarrMartha ChukanisGary GrantDanny and Kaye MarshallCaroline NealLeah ShieldsBen RippeCorning IncorporatedThe Virginia Commission for the ArtsThe National Endowment for the Arts Thanks to Our Sponsors for What If Our Walls Could Talk: Sutherlin Mansion 1859 – 2009 Seeing Is Believing - Windy Lampson First Baptist Church: 175 years of Living Ministry   Keneth BondFirst Baptist ChurchWindy LampsonMidtown MarketThe Morotock Fund of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Foundation   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History would also like to thank those who took part in the Museum Meets Margaritaville, and Ragin' Cajun Invasion fund raisers.Click here for Museum Meets Margaritaville sponsors 2009. Click here for Ragin' Cajun Invasion sponsors 2009.