Dear Reynolda House Member,

All of us at Reynolda hope this note finds you safe and healthy, and able to enjoy this beautiful Winston-Salem spring. We are certainly missing all of you at the Museum! Just about now, we should all be delighting in an array of Tiffany lamps, or possibly visiting an old favorite in the Historic House. I, for one, would love nothing more than to be standing in front of The Andes of Ecuador and soaking in that gorgeous sunlight that Frederic Church depicted so well.

But instead, this spring finds the Museum closed to the public and staff all working remotely. We have all experienced a major shift in our lives this past month, but we extend a special thank you to our first responders and health care workers, as well as all of those people working diligently in essential industries that keep our lives moving forward. Our thoughts go out to everyone that has been impacted by these unprecedented times. 

While the Museum is closed, staff are working hard behind the scenes to continue to provide you with all the art, learning, and nature that you expect from Reynolda. You may have noticed our new Call-A-Curator series on YouTube , which will continue to debut to members before being released to the public. In addition, Julia Hood, manager of school and family learning, is creating videos of at home art projects for families. In addition, Amber Albert, manager of community and academic learning, has stayed busy dreaming up programs that we can all enjoy digitally. As members, you will be the first to know about everything Reynolda has on the horizon. 

Your support of Reynolda is still vital, even while our doors are closed. As a treasured member of the Museum, you can appreciate how powerful art and nature are, especially in times of crisis. Even remotely, Reynolda continues to be a place of respite and relaxation for so many in our community. Your gift to the Museum ensures that our staff can continue producing digital content for you, as well as care for our collection and Historic House. 

While these days feel hard, we know that someday we will all meet again, and marvel at Church’s warm glow, or wonder at Bierstadt’s clouds, or pause for a moment on the Lake Porch to appreciate the view. We invite you to renew your support of the Museum for another year, and share in these moments with us. 

Thank you for your continued support,
Geoff Puttkammer
Membership Manager