NATALIE'S REYNOLDA STORY
After five years at Reynolda House, Natalie Broyhill will be leaving her position as Membership Manager. Just as she has heard your stories about this meaningful place, in this parting letter, Natalie shares her favorite works of art on view at the Museum.
My warmest experiences at Reynolda have been with people: my colleagues, friends, members, strangers. Even the painted people have captivated me, and I suspect they will for years to come. I adore portraits, and Reynolda has some mighty fine ones.
John Singer Sargent’s portrait of the Marchesa has popped up on occasion during my time at Reynolda, and she takes me by surprise every single time. I am enthralled with her confidence; she is radiant in those pearls and piles of ruffles. She is in the library right now.
Mrs. Rose and Mrs. Pleasant
(2000-2001) by Julie Moos installed in the Dining Room was transformative for me. That style! Those hats! I got to pass under their friendly-but-I’m-watching-you dual gaze each time I walked to and from my office, and each time I felt closer to them. I would straighten my posture, smooth out my clothes, and give them a polite nod. They are exquisite in that dining room.
I love the way visitors (especially young visitors from this new age of tech!) interact with Nam June Paik’s
Leonardo da Vinci
(1991). I remember coming here in college and being inspired by that cute little renaissance robot.
I also simply cannot leave out my boyfriend,
. He is just so handsome! He will miss me, I know.
Even though I won't be
at Reynolda, you will see me here often ... after all, I am a loyal Member, too.