ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
, the Reynolds family moved into their new country home called Reynolda.
FIFTY YEARS LATER
, Winston-Salem and the art world welcomed the arrival of a small but mighty collection of American paintings when the home was founded as Reynolda House Museum of American Art. As we mark the estate’s centennial, we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum. It is on this occasion that we invite you to join us in observing the Museum’s anniversary and honoring its visionary founder, Barbara Babcock Millhouse, at our 50th anniversary weekend event.
TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
, Reynolda House will debut a new book,
Reynolda: Her Muses, Her Stories
, co-authored by David Park Curry and Martha R. Severens. Part chronicle, part memoir, the volume takes readers behind the scenes of the founding and development of the art museum often referred to today as “The Frick of the South.”
Please join us either Friday evening or Saturday morning. Both events include a lively conversation with the book’s authors and one copy of the book per ticket. Weaving the many strands of Reynolda’s story together with inventiveness and humor, Curry and Severens will speak on the fine and decorative arts at Reynolda before joining Barbara Millhouse for a conversation that will invite your questions and observations on the Museum’s first half-century.