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In An Effort To Stay Connected
In an effort to stay connected during this time of social distance, we are writing again with an update on our operating status. The museum will remain closed for the remainder of May as we continue to do our part to flatten the curve and maintain the safety of our community.

However even though the museum doors remain closed through May, the DMFAH team is busy working to bring you virtual uploads to look at every week.

 For these stressful times the DMFAH staff would like to recommend for our community, the most popular class offered at Yale University: The Psychology of the Good Life. It has been renamed The Science of Wellbeing and is offered for free. Please take a look:
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A look at our Collection
Please enjoy this week’s staff selection of Art from Museum Collection. The work you see is by artist Maud Gatewood who was a much beloved professor at Averett University. If you can take a photo of a real live spot in Danville that matches this work of art called Landscape Composition Predominated by a Forest Interior, and send us a photo to [email protected], we will post and feature your photo on the DMFAH Facebook page along side of Maud Gatewood's art work. Please be sure to check in on DMFAH social media to see it.
Service Spotlight: Thank You Kate

Sad goodbyes to someone who has crept deep into our hearts. THANK YOU KATE! Your energy, punctuality and preciseness has been a tremendous asset for the Museum.
Kate McDannold is a public historian and research fellow with a passion for creating inclusive, engaging museum environments. She received her BA in History and a Public History certificate from Western Carolina University in 2014, and next week,will graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s MA in History/Museum Studies program. Over the past academic year, she worked with DMFAH as a guest curator on the Camilla Williams exhibit that opened in January. She researched and organized the collection, wrote all of the panel text, and assisted with the installation of the exhibit in the Jennings and Schoolfield galleries. She also created educational materials for the DMFAH that are accessible online for anyone who would like to learn more about the life of one of Danville’s most remarkable and inspiring residents."

Welcome Asher Caplan
Asher Caplan is excited to be working with the Danville Museum this summer as a research intern through the UVA Institute for Public History. Asher is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and a native of Danville. He is a past student of Sacred Heart Catholic School and a graduate of George Washington High School. He has just completed a double major in media studies and philosophy and will be returning to UVA in the fall as a graduate student in media, culture, and technology. Asher’s academic interests lie in the intersection of film and the construction of knowledge. He recently finished an undergraduate thesis on the political effects of digitally manipulated videos, which he hopes to revise for scholarly publication. Asher also has a prior background in film and theater production. His work as a screenwriter and director was selected for screening at the Raven Film Festival in Richmond, and his involvement in student theater culminated with a term as treasurer of the non-profit theater organization Shakespeare on the Lawn. In the coming months, Asher will be tasked with researching and documenting materials to be used in updating the museum’s visitor information video. With this project, Asher is eager to use his research skills and production knowledge to uncover the previously excluded narratives of his hometown and share this information with the local community.
New Beginnings for HOUSE 126
Working with Asher Capland on the Virginia Humanities project will be Josh Lucia from Lucia Video. Josh Lucia is also our featured DMFAH artist in residence in House 126 for the month of May. he graduated from Chatham High School and has an associate degree from Liberty University. Josh is the owner of Lucia Video, a local video production company. He also serves as Managing Director for Smokestack Theater Company, a non-profit theater that serves the entire Dan River Region with live performances, classes, and more. While many of the projects he works on with Lucia Video have a focus on marketing, every project includes creative elements. Josh has a passion for creative storytelling through film and video. He will be working on a virtual tour of the Museum’s current exhibit, “The Movement: Danville’s Civil Rights” and hopes to bring this important exhibit beyond the walls of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and making it virtually accessible. Welcome Josh, we are thrilled to have you in the Research Center and we look forward to seeing the green-screen studio unfold.
Good programming is a team effort
Donate to your Favorite Museum
Thank you to all of our very generous donors and new members joining the DMFAH in the last month. For those who have not had an opportunity to contribute we hope that you will think of us on GivingTuesday May 5,2020