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Reynolda Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years

 

In December 1917, tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds, his wife Katharine and their four children moved from the city life of downtown Winston-Salem to their country estate which they lovingly named, Reynolda. A magnificent result of Katharine's vision and progressive thinking, Reynolda Estate was a self-sufficient community comprised of the Reynolds' country bungalow, two schools, a post office, two churches, a working farm, a manmade lake, and formal gardens along with many other gems. In 1967, their home became Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presenting an exceptional collection of art by America’s most noted artists including Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Nam June Paik, Romare Bearden and Grant Wood. The complete Reynolda experience also includes Reynolda Gardens, composed of formal gardens, walking trails and wetlands, and Reynolda Village -- an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants in many of the estate’s original buildings.

Recognized as "America's Grande Dame of the South," join Reynolda Estate for a journey through the past 100 years with a year-long Centennial celebration that includes two landmark art exhibitions in fall 2017 and spring 2018, a historic Christmas celebration and special commemorative events dotted throughout. 

Centennial Lineup

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
August 18 - November 19, 2017
A groundbreaking exhibition, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern," brings a new perspective on the modernist aesthetic of O'Keeffe's style of dress and artwork through paintings, photographs, and items from her wardrobe -- many shown for the first time. Reynolda House is one of only three venues in the U.S. to host the exhibition. To complement your O'Keeffe experience, take time to peruse Katharine Reynolds' wardrobe pieces spanning decades of her life. 

Ask About Timed Tickets
Due to anticipated demand and to provide the best experience possible, admission is based on timed entry tickets. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your ticket time and Reynolda House suggests allowing at least 90 minutes to fully enjoy the exhibition. Contact a Visitor Specialist at Reynolda House to ask about their timed ticket options for the O'Keeffe exhibition. For more information call Reynolda House at 888.663.1149 or order your order your tickets online at https://reynolda-house-museum-of-american-art.ticketleap.com/living-modern/
Tickets are $18/adult.

 

Anniversary of the Museum
Friday, Sept. 8 & Saturday, Sept. 9
To mark the museum's 50th anniversary, Reynolda House Museum of American Arts is publishing its first book chronicling the stories behind the art collection. Two special events will be hosted by Reynolda House in conjuction with the book's debut; an evening event Friday night and one Saturday morning. Guests of either receive a copy of the book and enjoy a panel discussion with the authors.
Tickets will go on sale at a later date.

 

Centennial Christmas 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Join Reynolda House in celebrating the very first holiday the Reynolds' enjoyed in the home after moving into Reynolda in December 1917. Tour the historic home adorned in period decorations, and book one of their costumed interpreter-guided Christmas tours. Stay tuned for more holiday details.

 

Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage
Friday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Closing Reynolda House's Centennial Celebration is "Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage." More than 40 of Frederic Church's paintings completed during and after his 1867-69 trip to the Near East, Rome, and Greece, comprise this exhibition organized by the Detroit Institute of the Arts. Reynolda House is the only venue in the Southeast to host the exhibition. 

 

Centennial Community Day
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Celebrate with Reynolda for a day-long festival of art, music and games. This day also marks the launch of a new visitor experience at Reynolda inclusive of a mobile tour of the Museum and Estate. 

Plan Your Visit

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Website:
 www.ReynoldaHouse.org
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Gates close at 5pm.)
Street Address: 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336.758.5150
Toll-free: 888.663.1149
Email: reynolda@reynoldahouse.org

CLOSED
Every Monday, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Book Your Reynolda Centennial  Hotel Getaway Package

Historic Graylyn Estate's Georgia O'Keeffe Living Modern Package - $399 per night*
Nestled directly across from Reynolda House is the 85-luxurious-guest-room Graylyn Estate, historic home of Bowman and Nathalie Gray. Built in 1932 and situated on 55 pristine acres, guests of Graylyn enjoy top-notch Southern hospitality with butler service and exquisite dining. Georgia Package includes admission for two to Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, shuttle service to and from Reynolda Village, and Graylyn's hallmark sweet treats including Mrs. Gray's butterscotch cookies and complimentary ice cream.
Package includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Welcome Gift
  • Breakfast for Two
  • $75 Food/Beverage Voucher
  • Butler Tour of Graylyn
  • Two Adult Tickets to Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern
  • Transportation to Reynolda Village for Boutique Shopping

*Subject to tax, gratuity, and estate fee.
Call 800.472.9596 for reservations.

 

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Book your stay at Winston-Salem's Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, the first Kimpton in the Carolinas. The Cardinal mixes Southern manners and modern flair, with a little mischief thrown in. Savor cuisine at The Katharine Brasserie & Bar, named after the Reynolds family matriarch, or unwind a little in their recreation center complete with adult-sized twisting slide, bowling alley, basketball court, and shuffle board. 
Centennial guests receive ten percent off the standard overnight rate using code RHOUSE
Click here to book online: https://www.kimptonhotels.com/stay/the-cardinal-hotel-winston-salem-nc

 

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O'Keeffe Image Credit (above):
Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946). Georgia O’Keeffe, circa 1920–22. Gelatin silver print, 4½ x 3½ in. (11.4 x 9 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M.; Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, 2003.01.