Volume IV | November 26 2020
Wishing you a quiet and content holiday season

Dear DMFAH Members and Friends,

There is quietness – uncommon and strange to all of us - as we head into the holiday season. Our thoughts turn to you this holiday season as you stay distanced and masked during your holiday friends and family gatherings. We know many of you have faced difficult challenges during these unprecedented times. Thank you for staying connected and for engaging with DMFAH either virtually or in person. We’re grateful for your support, and for the human connection that brings meaning to all that we do.
Due to recent updates to Executive Order 67 issued by the Governor, we’ve lowered our capacity limits accordingly to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all during the pandemic. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen on Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday right after the holiday. We anticipate that the Friday after Thanksgiving, will be the most popular and potentially crowded time for visiting DMFAH. Please note that the museum will be open and that the gallery on Craghead will be open on Friday right after Thanksgiving:
Museum Hours are: (10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday/ 2-5pm Sunday)
Gallery Hours are: (12-8pm, Thursday through Saturday/12-5pm Sunday)

To learn about the safety protocols DMFAH has in place to ensure you have a worry-free experience, visit our website C19 protocol page

We look forward to welcoming you to DMFAH this holiday season!
DMFAH has a new exhibition in the River District on the 500 Craghead Block called Shadows of Space with works by David A Douglas. The newly renovated gallery is owned by Rick Barker, his wife Kristen Barker served as past DMFAH president. The DMFAH is excited to be part of this second phase of developing the 500 Craghead block.
the Danville Museum of Fine Arts would like to give the Gabriella Garden Club a shout out for their Holiday fundraiser and beautiful greens.
Holiday Gifts In The DMFAH Shop
Shop Small/ Spend Local/ Enjoy Local

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Gift Shop is open for the season. You will find something for everyone and we have a new treat this Holiday Season. If you have friends and family interested in history and art, this is a must stop- gift shop for you!
We hope to see you all on November 28 from 8-2pm at the ODAC Christmas Bazaar with Museum baskets for History Lovers, Art Lovers and Toy & Game baskets. These baskets are bound to please even the pickiest gift receiver with its variety of goodies and local produce. This year the DMFAH is pledging to: Shop Small/Spend Local/ Eat Local/Enjoy Local. For more info
A Conversation on Historical Markers
Sonja Ingram this past week gave a Presentation on the Importance of Historical Markers. She outlined the importance of establishing a local historical marker program and is sending a draft proposal to Jennifer Loux at DHR in January, but she says it is important that all of the local organizations are onboard first. Feel free to send information to other people or organizations you think should be in the loop about this historical marker program and we will put them in touch with Sonja Ingram. The proposal will be submitted to the Board of Historic Resources for final approval.
To establish a local marker program, there is no request for funding from any of the organizations. Sonja Ingram is requesting that the organizations: 1-agree to create a local marker program 2- agree on the design for the local markers  3- agree to help down the road if we need to form a committee to review local marker requests. Once the program is approved there will be a streamlined pathway for applications. For more information on this program please contact Sonja Ingram HERE.
Thinking ahead for Summer Fellows
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is an Institute for Public History IPH partner, and it is time for us to begin compiling the listings of IPH internships for summer 2021 to Lisa Goff, Director of the Institute for Public History. The DMFAH has had very positive experiences with IPH interns in the past, and the Museum wants to continue this partnership. We will be submitting our DMFAH proposal postings for summer 2021 internships by Dec. 15, 2020. Assessment of applications and interviews of applicants will occur between March 8 and March 29, with internships awarded at the end of March or the beginning of April. If you would like to encourage UVA students you know to participate in this program please encourage them to apply on the IPH website: https://publichistory.as.virginia.edu. 
Visiting artist in Residence Presents
Visiting Artist Veronica Jackson Presentation for Community Leaders and Civic Groups, December 16, 2020 in the DMFAH Auditorium from 1-3pm.
The DMFAH will be working with the Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation TRHT during the next two months to bring together meaningful conversations around equity. We will be looking at how to participate in and find our own access to “difficult conversations.” Veronica says:
The goals of the Center (TRHT)sparked me to include my artist statement below which I feel speaks directly to one of TRHT's core questions: What is your vision of transformation? I believe that the appropriately guided study of visual culture—especially visual art—provides transformation. It is one of the goals of my visual art practice." 
DMFAH Virtual Celebrations
.The DMFAH is participating in the River District Association virtual celebrations to hail in the holidays this year during the ongoing pandemic. Organizers plan to present a pre-recorded video at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 on Facebook to launch the celebration.
The theme this year is “RDA Christmas on the Plaza.”
Dan River Communities are encouraged to participate by submitting content to be included in the show.
“It was very important for us to find a way to bring the community together to see one another, since we can’t gather ‘round the tree on the plaza this year in person” said Diana Schwartz, executive director for the River District Association. “Deciding to go virtual has created a great opportunity to connect those we love near and far back to Danville, back to HOME; we will be able to archive these memories for posterity.”
Visit www.rdahomefortheholidays.com for submission tips and guidelines.
#GivingTuesday is December 1
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Danville Museum is proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. Learn how you can use your time, skills, talent or dollars to support the Dan River Region Arts and Culture platforms. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Everyone can have an impact on GivingTuesday. Join the global community by pledging your time, skills, talent or dollars to support the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. How will you support the arts and histories in our community?