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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Trip to Winston-Salem, NC, Art Museums – Feb. 20, 2014

February 6, 2014

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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is hosting a “Field Trip” to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Please join TAG for a special day of ART, “Then and Now”. We will enjoy two art exhibits with curators, and a Decorative Arts Tour of the Reynolda House. Our first stop at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will feature “American Moderns: 1910 – 1960”. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. Many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context. The exhibition is organized in interpretive groupings by themes such as the city, the body, landscape, still life, and Americana, all of which explore the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity.

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Then we travel to SECCA where we will see “Graphic Design: Now in Production”. This exhibit features work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design and explores the worlds of magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, communities, and individuals; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the trans- formation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

The cost for “TAG on wheels” is only $55 for members of Theatre Art Galleries, $60 for non-members. This includes transportation in a luxury motor coach, museum entry and lunch catered by Five Loaves (at Reynolda House). Your payment is your reservation. Mail your check to TAG to register, register online at (www.tagart.org), or call our office at 336/887-2137. Book early as space is limited. No refunds, but tickets are transferrable. Mailing address: 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260.

RSVP by Feb. 17.  Leave from TAG lobby promptly at 9am!

For more information call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Sept. 7, 2013

August 30, 2013

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Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will offer a guided walking tour of the farm and working buildings of Reynolda Village on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 10am. The two-hour tour will begin at the museum. Admission is $15 or $10 for museum members and students.

In 1917, Reynolda was seen as the experimental farm to which students of agriculture, dairy production and animal husbandry in the Piedmont Triad and beyond would look for the newest and best farming methods. The Reynolda Village tours will take guests on a walking tour of the barns, dairy and staff quarters, and share oral histories of the people who lived and worked on the estate.

In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.

The museum is located in Winston-Salem, in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

Beat the Heat with Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC – July 14, 2013

July 8, 2013

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Have you ever wondered how people survived the summer heat before air-conditioning as we know it? Visit Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, and learn about the “air-washing system” of the early 1920s and the later system that used 100-pound blocks of ice to cool the vast interior of the 64-room home in the 1930s.

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The museum’s “Beat the Heat Tour” will reveal those secrets and more. The tour will be offered Sunday, July 14, 2013 and begin promptly at 2:30pm.

Admission is $12 for members and students, $17 for non-members. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early on the day of the tour to purchase tickets. For information, please call 336/758-5150.

During this popular behind-the-scenes tour, visitors will see areas of the historic house normally closed to the general public and hear the history of the 1917 Reynolds home. Visitors will explore the kitchens, laundry and mechanical rooms, the squash court, and work areas below the swimming pool. Weather permitting, the tour will conclude with a visit to the former roof garden to enjoy a spectacular view across the estate.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org).

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Free Admission to Active Duty Military and Their Families

May 31, 2013

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For the fourth consecutive year Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will join more than 1,800 museums nationwide offering free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 through Blue Star Museums. The offer is part of a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums throughout the United States.

Military personnel and their families can take advantage of the offer at Reynolda House starting Tuesday, May 28; the museum is closed on Mondays.

“Museums are a safe, quiet place to reflect and reconnect with your families, said Allison Perkins, Reynolda House executive director. “We invite our service men and women to Reynolda this summer to experience the art, history, and beauty of this place. We are proud to participate in Blue Star Museums as a way to say thank you to our military personnel and their families.”

The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members) including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

Reynolda House extends free individual admission year-round to active military personnel. For more information, visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, dedicated to supporting, connecting and empowering military families. With our partners, Blue Star Families hosts a robust array of morale and empowerment programs, including Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corp, Blue Star Careers and Operation Appreciation. Blue Star Families also works directly with the Department of Defense and senior members of local, State and Federal government to bring the most important military family issues to light. Working in concert with fellow nonprofits, community advocates, and public officials, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Our worldwide membership includes military spouses, children, parents, and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit (http://www.bluestarfam.org).

About the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at (www.arts.gov).

About Reynolda House

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org).

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Free Community Day – Apr. 27, 2013

April 19, 2013

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The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will host “Kings and Queens of the Silver Queen,” a free Community Day celebration, on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013, from noon to 3pm. The afternoon will feature music, performances, and art activities inspired by the Hollywood glamour of the 1920s and ’30s.

In addition to exploring the historic house and enjoying the Aeolian pipe organ, which will play jazz tunes twice an hour, visitors are invited to tour the exhibition “Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography,” where Steichen’s work featuring the great stars of the ’20s and ’30s is on display alongside gowns and jewelry from the museum’s costume collection.

Michael Huie will perform “3 Hats,” a one-man show he wrote celebrating the great silent clowns Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton; and Winston-Salem Festival Ballet will perform on the front lawn.

Students from R.J. Reynolds High School who staged their own Steichen-inspired photography shoot in March will also participate in the day’s events. The students selected costumes, make-up, lighting, and props to create their own vintage-like portraits, a selection of which will be on view during Community Day. The student models, photographers, and designers will be on site to discuss their project.

The fun and festive day will also include a sidewalk-chalk walk of fame, a gallery scavenger hunt, and collage and origami art activities for children of all ages. Food vendors will be available outside.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. For more information about Community Day and other exhibition-related events, please call 336/758-5150 or visit (www.reynoldahouse.org).

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Lecture by Art World Detective – Feb. 20, 2013

February 7, 2013

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Can you tell the difference between an art masterpiece and a fake? James Martin can, and he has been hired by some of the world’s most prestigious art institutions to do just that. Martin, a renowned art world detective, will speak at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, on Feb. 20 at 2:30pm. The talk is free with museum admission.

Martin investigates the structure and chemical composition of works for the purpose of authenticating them for museums, auction houses, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His clients have included the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and many private collectors. In his presentation, Martin will describe how he inspects art at a level of detail unimaginable to the original artists.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, NC, Names Former Monticello Curator New Director of Interpretive Program

January 9, 2013

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The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, has named Elizabeth Chew the museum’s Betsy Main Babcock Director of the Curatorial and Education Division. Chew comes to Reynolda House from Monticello, the historic Virginia estate of Thomas Jefferson, where she serves as curator. She will begin her new position at Reynolda House Feb. 1.

“I am delighted to welcome Elizabeth to the senior leadership team of Reynolda House,” says Allison Perkins, Reynolda House executive director. “She is passionate about engaging visitors in museums; the superb results of her creativity, vision and scholarship in interpreting Thomas Jefferson’s home and collections are experienced by every visitor to Monticello. Her unbeatable combination of expertise and experience working with American art and historic houses is an ideal fit for Reynolda House.”

In her new position, Chew will provide direction and leadership for the development of interpretation, programming, education and research of the museum’s collections and exhibitions. The collections of Reynolda House are comprised of the nationally acclaimed American art collection; the historic house collection, which includes decorative arts and costumes; and the archives.

Perkins said the new senior level position is designed to advance the capacity of Reynolda House to serve local and national audiences. Chew, who holds a Ph.D. in the history of art, will lead the museum’s research and program development plans to honor the centennial of historic Reynolda House and the 50th anniversary of the museum of American art in 2017.

“The story of Reynolda is much more than a local or regional story; Reynolda is an American story,” Chew says. “I don’t see Reynolda as an art museum in a historic house – or as a historic house with an art museum. It is one seamless and unique experience, and I want to help push those identities closer together.”

Chew was recently featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” in a segment focused on the dichotomy of Thomas Jefferson as both champion of liberty and a slaveholder. She was instrumental in the creation of the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello which opened in 2009 and was co-curator of the exhibition “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” on view at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture through October 2012 and opening at the Atlanta History Center in February.

Prior to joining Monticello in 2000, Chew was the assistant curator at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.  She was also the exhibitions assistant in the department of American and British art at the National Gallery of Art, and served as the curatorial assistant in the department of photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is widely published on interdisciplinary scholarship ranging from family and gender to relationships between architecture and material culture.

“I have loved Reynolda since the first time I visited,” Chew said. “Its unique combination of stellar art collection, fascinating historic house and grounds, and engaging education and public programs make it an ideal environment for every visitor to find a personal connection.”

A member of the museum’s National Advisory Council from 2009-2012, Chew received a bachelor’s degree in history of art from Yale University and a master’s degree in history of art from Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She earned a Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. She is married and has a 10 year-old son.

The director of curatorial and educational affairs is an endowed position at the museum, funded by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in memory of Betsy Main Babcock. Four staff members in this division will report to Chew: Director of Public Programs Phil Archer, Director of Archives and Library Todd Crumley, Director of Education Kathleen Hutton and Curator Allison Slaby.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Free Admission – Sept. 29, 2012

September 22, 2012

Admission to Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will be free Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, for visitors who present a Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Admission Ticket, available for download at the Smithsonian’s website, (www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday).

Reynolda House is one of many museums and cultural institutions nationwide participating in the eighth annual Museum Day Live!, presented by “Smithsonian” magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, the day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.

Visitors must present the Museum Day Live! Admission Ticket to gain free entry to Reynolda House. Each ticket provides museum access for two adults, and one admission ticket is permitted per household. Admission to Reynolda House for children under 18 and students is always free. Tickets and more information about participating museums are available at (www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday).

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

 

 

 

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Tours of Reynolda Village – Sept. 15 and 22, 2012

September 6, 2012

Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will offer guided tours of the farm and working buildings of Reynolda Village on Saturdays, Sept. 15 and 22, 2012, at 10am. The two-hour tours will begin at the museum. Admission is $15, or $10 for museum members and students.

In 1917, Reynolda was seen as the experimental farm to which students of agriculture, dairy production and animal husbandry in the Piedmont Triad and beyond would look for the newest and best farming methods. The Reynolda Village tours will take guests on a walking tour of the barns, dairy and staff quarters, and share oral histories of the people who lived and worked on the estate.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.

 

 

 


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