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As We Start This New Month of May
As we start this new month, so much is still uncertain. But, what we do know is that creativity and curiosity isn't going anywhere.  
This month our bookshelves and diaries will be harnessed for travel, dream documentation and the deep recesses of heroic adventure. Be sure to participate in our COVID-19 DADA Dream Collage project on FaceBook, which you will find HERE.
Be inventive; create strange stories. Make things that you dream about, or that you might dream about. BE INVENTIVE!! Send your stories, collaged onto the white paper back to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. You can either send a photo of your Collage (magazine pictures glued on a white sheet of paper) to [email protected] or you can mail it to 975 Main Street, Danville Va. 24541. We look forward to posting it on the Museum Facebook and Instagram sites so follow along at @DanvilleMuseum #DanvilleMuseum. If you have any questions please call 434.793.5644
Things We Dream Of...COVID-19 DADA Collage
Ina Dixon sent the first DADA-COVID collage in!!! Be sure to check out our Instagram page for more collages #DanvilleMuseum
ARTFUL BLOOMS FOR MOTHERSDAY :This Mother's Day looks a little different from last year but even if you can't be together, let her know you're thinking of her. For those mothers living in Danville and closer to the museum I would definitely like to suggest a walk through the Perkinson Rose Garden, donated by Mr. Perkinson in memory of his late wife “Sigie,”is a wonderous sensory experience right now. This garden inspired many of our gift store items like the watercolor still life The Rose, painted by Nancy P Compton. DMFAH wants to let you know that we have beautiful handmade cards available in the Museum Gift Shop and will be happy to ship them out to you to make your Mothers Day even more special - while also celebrating the mother in your life from a safe distance!

Thank you to Anthony Porch and Tekabyte for installing our new server. And thank you to Steve Farlow and Drew Loomis from the City Office for installing our brand new Dog Center for all our hairy four legged neighbors. ENJOY!!!
Service Spotlight
The DMFAH staff is back on site at the Sutherlin Mansion and gearing up for reorganizing the museum before we open up to the public in phases during the Month of June. The plan for reopening the Museum is based on local, reported COVID-19 cases. After 14 consecutive days of decreasing (or zero) reported cases of COVID in Danville and the surrounding counties, the museum will reopen to the public, consistent with any and all applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders issued by state and federal agencies. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect, consistent with guidance from the CDC, VAM, and other relevant agencies and organizations. Visitors will be encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment, and a limited number of gloves and masks will be available. Our staff will continue to wear masks when interacting with visitors and other staff persons.
CB Maddox and Wenn Harold look forward to welcoming you back at the museum
Voting Day at Swanson Studio's Moved
Thank you Peggy Petty for letting us know that the City Council/School Election has been postponed from May 5 th to May 19 th . On Tuesday May 19 th , the DMFAH Swanson Studio will be used as a polling place. We ask that you all bring masks and gloves when you come. There will be a 6 - foot distance between everybody standing in line for the voting.

Please note also, the elections remaining has changed: June 23, 2020 and November 3, 2020. The Governor changed the June 9 th  primaries to June 23 rd .
Have a lovely Mothers Day
Take One If You Need one...
Thank you to all of our incredibly dedicated neighbors and Museum friends who have participated in the COVID-19 Pantry. We have been delighted to see the array of PPE and food exchanges happening on these shelves

Things To Do In The Belly of The Whale by Dan Albergotti
Measure the walls. Count the ribs.Notch the long days.Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires with the hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals.Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices. Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach.Look each way for the dim glow of light. Work on your reports. Review each of your life's ten million choices. Endure moments of self-loathing. Find the evidence of those before you.Destroy it. Try to be very quiet and listen for the sound of gears and moving water. Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait. Be nostalgic. Think of all the things you did and could have done. Remember treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes pointing again and again down, down to the black depths.