The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History houses art galleries, a Civil War exhibit, decorative arts, and is the historic home of William T. Sutherlin. It is also known as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy.
The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. In pursuit of this mission, GRACE provides a year-round program of contemporary visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages, and special events.
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College houses an outstanding collection of American art. The collection is chiefly paintings, works on paper, and photographs from the 19th through 21st centuries. Located on the Randolph campus and open to visitors all year, the Maier serves both the academic community and the general public. It offers changing exhibitions, rotating displays of the permanent collection, and educational programs.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is dedicated to preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. The Museum sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735. Today the museum site consists of the Museum with multiple galleries, event halls, the MSV Makerspace, and the Museum Store; the Glen Burnie historic house; and seven acres of formal gardens. The MSV’s galleries contain changing exhibitions celebrating the history, culture, and art of the Shenandoah Valley.
The National Sporting Library and Museum (NSLM) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the culture of field sports, angling, and equestrian pursuits. A research Library and fine art Museum, the NSLM sits on an idyllic campus in the town of Middleburg, the heart of Virginia’s hunt country. It was founded in 1954 by George L. Ohrstrom, Sr., president of the Orange County Hunt, Alexander Mackay-Smith, editor of The Chronicle of the Horse, Lester Karow of Savannah, and Fletcher Harper, MFH Orange County. The National Sporting Library and Museum brings the tradition of turf and field sports to the public through exhibits, lectures, seminars, publications, and special events. The Library houses over 20,000 books, periodicals and archive collections on foxhunting, horse racing, angling, equitation, wing shooting and many other topics. The Library is strong in fiction, with works by Will James, R.S. Surtees, Irish writers Edith Somerville, Martin Ross and others. In addition, it houses private collections such as the papers of Harry Worcester Smith, sportsman, author, and Masters of Foxhounds Association founder. There are also collections of early American sporting periodicals, including The Spirit of the Times and The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. The library’s oldest and rarest materials (dating to the 16th century) are housed in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Books Room.
The Hermitage Museum & Gardens features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.