To receive the free admission and take advantage of the tile rubbings, visitors should inform front desk staff that they are visiting for Art Museum Day. Due to anticipated high visitation on that day, visitors are encouraged to not bring large bags or backpacks; the museum does offer a limited number of complimentary lockers. The museum is open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on May 18. For more information, visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150.
The promotion includes admission to two exhibitions on view in the historic house: “Reynolda Moderns,” featuring work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis and other artists of the early 20th-century; and “Written with Water: American Watercolors from Homer to Close,” an exhibition celebrates the distinctive qualities of the watercolor medium by examining works from 1881-1979 by artists including Winslow Homer and Chuck Close.
Since 2010, the AAMD has encouraged art museums across the nation to participate in Art Museum Day in conjunction with the International Council of Museums’ International Museum Day, dedicated to promoting the value of museums in society. More than 200 AAMD member museums participate each year.
Reynolda House’s executive director Allison Perkins was invited to join AAMD in 2012. The organization, founded in 1916, maintains a limited membership in order to bring directors into closer contact with peers at a wide variety of leading art institutions.
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 reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150."
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