Cheers To 60 Years

Join the museum in celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2021 with exhibitions, events and a look back at the museum's history.




60th Anniversary Jubilee
Friday, June 11, 2021
Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature
January 23 – February 27, 2021
60th Anniversary Luncheon
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual Exhibition
March 13 – May 1, 2021
60th Anniversary Family Day
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Expressions 2021
May 22 – June 30, 2021

Savory September
Friday, September 10, 2021

Leaves of the Tree
July 31 – October 9, 2021

Carl Chiarenza: On loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Asheville Printmakers
October 23, 2021 – January 8, 2022


60 Years of Arts + Culture in Martinsville-Henry County

Piedmont Arts has been part of the Martinsville-Henry County community since 1961, when the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts encouraged the formation of a statewide network of local chapters.

During its formative years, Piedmont Arts was a chapter member of the VMFA with no staff, permanent meeting site or gallery space. Local banks and churches provided free use of their facilities for meetings and exhibitions. As membership increased, the group sought a permanent facility. This goal was fulfilled in 1976, when E.I. DuPont deNemours Company agreed to lease Piedmont Arts a company house.

Named after the first DuPont manager to live there, the Lynwood House provided space and resources for local artists to use as a studio and an area in which to show their work. A group of local practicing artists, who came to be known as the Lynwood Artists, assumed the responsibility of selecting and hanging exhibitions by regional artists and craftsmen. With a permanent base of operations, the informal group of the past became a professional arts organization.

The group was incorporated in 1976 and adopted the name Piedmont Arts. Piedmont Arts assumed new status with the VMFA, becoming an “Affiliate” on May 25, 1978, the tenth to do so statewide. This entitled Piedmont Arts to the vast resources of the VMFA including exhibitions, consulting services, visiting artists/educators, and lecturers..

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