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Your weekly DMFAH news & updates
"...a museum makes a city a cultural destination..
Even if people never go inside the museum, they see its exterior, and it creates an impression...The building is a persistent reminder of art and culture." (Peter Kageyama, author Love Where You Live)
Partnering with Firefly Yoga
While the Museum is still closed the grounds are open to all! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga Studio to bring yoga to the DMFAH garden. Firefly, established in November 2018, is committed to building a welcoming community with a mission to share the many benefits of yoga with all people in the greater Danville region. Their vision is an inclusive community of students and teachers dedicated to exploring the practice of yoga, on and off the mat and in the DMFAH gardens where we can be together - six feet (or more) apart - while enjoying the great outdoors after a week of heavy rain. Museum Members can request a code to get a discount when you sign up with Firefly for yoga for the sessions that will be held in the Museum garden.
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How DMFAH acquired the painting of the dog that hangs in Sara‘s office (As told by CB Maddox our visitor Service Coordinator)
“I received a call from a woman that was clearing out Lee Robertson’s house, asking me if paintings by Harriet Fitzgerald were worth anything. I said yes they were and told her about Harriet Fitzgerald and her artistic career in New York City. The woman then thanked me and hung up the phone. Several months later I received a call from the same woman she said that she had tried to sell them but “nobody” wanted them, she then asked if the Museum would like them and I said that most definitely we would. I had assumed it would just be a few. She gave me directions as to how to pick them up. When I arrived there they were in excess of 50 works of art from numerous area artists including Paul Bond, Gordon Neal and several others. Also of note, Harriet and her sister Ida had both lived with Lee in the house on Lady Astor Place. Lee was the adopted daughter of the man whom the Robertson (Smurf) Bridge is named. Lee was in a member of The Pilot and the City Beautiful Committee"
Tour the Sutherlin Mansion from the comfort of your home
Introducing the Sutherlin Mansion virtual tour, featuring stops in and around the Sutherlin Mansion. We will continue to introduce new virtual tours so stay connected with us on social media in the upcoming days as we highlight the stops and features of the Sutherlin Mansion, Swanson Studio, House 126 and the grounds.

I Am ... Danville Legacies
Karen Williamson, the DMFAH artist in residence for February will be premiering her video I AM...Danville Legacy Narratives on FB in the next week. Please help us spread the word through FB watch Parties.
Rain rain go away, come again another day...
Free Coloring Book

#ColorOurCollections During this time of homeschooling, our FREE coloring pages designed by our Collections Department is a great activity for kids of all ages. Download the pages (link below) and post your photo on social media with the hashtag, #ColorOurCollections and you might just see it on our social media pages! We created these pages in honor of the Color Our Collections festival with fellow museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. #ColorOurCollections was originally launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016. Learn more. Download our coloring pages below and unleash your creativity! Then share with us on: Facebook: #danvillemuseum Instagram: @danvillemuseum Twitter: @danvillemuseum