Happy and Healthy Holidays to All!
Season's Greetings from the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. We hope everyone is staying safe and masked during the holidays. Thank you so much for staying connected; we are truly grateful for your support. Due to recent updates, Executive Order 67, issued by the Governor, we have lowered our capacity limits accordingly to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our members and also our visitors. Please also see Governor Northam’s phase 3 guidelines.
The Museum will be closed December 24th and December 25th. Please remember that the hours and dates are Thursday/Friday/Saturday(12pm-8pm) and Sundays(12pm-5pm) for the Gallery on 536 Craghead Street in River District.
While 2020 has been challenging, shining moments have come through in the ways the Museum has stayed connected with our community throughout the difficult months of the pandemic:
· We are finding innovative ways to serve visitors with a new Storefront Gallery on the 500 Craghead Block in the River District, which makes great art available for all who walk by. The DMFAH aims to bring the gallery experience to you during the Covid-19 winter.
· We are also making available interactive multimedia education units and tours of the Sutherlin House Museum, the Camilla Williams Exhibit and the Civil Rights Exhibition. Now you can access our exhibitions online.
· We are engaging all of Danville with a focus on populations that are not always part of the traditional historical record. Take a look at the programming made available by our December visiting artist, Veronica Jackson, who addresses social justice issues on December 16,2020.
· We have been doing extensive collections inventory and maintenance to ready our 20th Century Art Collection for comprehensive exhibitions in 2021. Thank you to the many interns and university fellows involved in this project.
· The DMFAH has also created a 300-hour Internship program to provide best Museum Practices to High School Seniors and undergraduate students.
· The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has worked closely with the Danville Community Foundation to open a $10,000 Agency fund for legacy gifts in order to better serve you. It is important for you to know that the gifts you give the museum are gifts that will keep on giving.
We are grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received, and we invite you to stop by and see Shadows of Place by David A. Douglas, in our new storefront gallery that is a socially distanced-friendly exhibit. Your Museum is part of the renewal that we believe lies just ahead for the River District. The Museum is a vital community resource and your continued support helps the museum plan for creative ways to serve Danville during and after the pandemic. You can also take a peaceful stroll through the Main Street museum’s multiple galleries and wander through the Perkinson Rose garden and grounds. We invite you to participate in Danville’s past, present, and future by staying engaged. We have a lot to look forward to, and we want you to be a part of it. Thank you!