EXHIBITIONS
LEYENDECKER AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION
Opening August 31
J.C. Leyendecker,  Couple in Boat , oil on canvas, 1922. © 2019 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI. Photo courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY.
Reynolda House is grateful to the following Major Sponsors for their support of Leyendecker and the Golden Age of American Illustration : Joseph M. Bryan, Jr.; Frank and Gary; Michael Felsen, in honor of the Family Equality Council; The David R. Hayworth Foundation; John Hoemann and Howard Upchurch; Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate; and Wake Forest University
One of the most prolific and sought-after artists of the golden age of American illustration, Joseph Christian Leyendecker captivated the public with striking images and fashionable depictions of handsome men and glamorous women. With his instantly identifiable style—“The Leyendecker Look”—he helped shape the image of a nation, creating dozens of enduring icons and some of the earliest national advertising brands. His approach to his own career influenced an entire generation of younger artists, most notably Norman Rockwell, who specifically emulated Leyendecker.
AUGUST 1–8
FAMILY FIRST: Paper Boat Armada Workshop
Sunday, August 4
2–4 p.m.
$15; $10 Members
Grades 1–6; art materials provided.
Have you ever wanted to swim in the Reynolda pool? For this shortened workshop, we’ll begin by making a nautical scene inspired by Lyonel Feininger’s Rainbow II (1928) and conclude with a swim our 1930s pool.

OBJECT OF THE MONTH: Horace Pippin by Arnold Newman, with Aaron Canipe
Wednesday, August 7
1 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Reynolda's Visual Storyteller Aaron Canipe takes a look at the iconic and calculated photography of Arnold Newman and his portrait of artist Horace Pippin, now on view in A rnold Newman: Portraits of the Artists  in the Northwest Bedroom Gallery .

AUGUST 9–16
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Friday, August 9
Gates open at 7 p.m.; film begins at dusk
Free
Fridays in August are for free movies at Reynolda! Join us for the classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn.

Beer and wine are available for purchase and picnicking is welcomed. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

Cinema Under the Stars is presented by The Ginther Group of Keller Williams Realty Elite and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
CHARLES BARTON KEEN AND THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL, with Mark Alan Hewitt
Saturday, August 10
2 p.m.
$15; $10 Museum Members and ICAA Members. Free for Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students
Scholar-architect Mark Alan Hewitt will introduce key figures in the Philadelphia School, a circle of Philadelphia architects who flourished from the 1880s until the late 1970s. The T-Square Club formed soon after the 1876 Centennial Exposition, and quickly rose to national prominence. The lecture will explore the School’s history and show how Keen benefited from its cooperative network of mentorship, social support, and creative synergy. It will conclude with a review of the particular ideas that are evident in the design of Reynolda House and Gardens.

About the House: A Lecture Series on Reynolda’s Architecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.  
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: The Devil Wears Prada
Friday, August 16
Gates open at 7 p.m.; film begins at dusk
Free
When aspiring journalist Andrea (Anne Hathaway) lands an assistant job at a legendary magazine, she is thrown into the ruthless, high-powered world of fashion and its notorious leading lady, Editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).
AUGUST 17–24
REYNOLDA READ-ALOUD
Friday, August 23
10 a.m.
Free; advance registration required
Join us for storytime for pre-readers at the Museum! We will read children’s books together and participate in activities that relate to the stories. This month's theme focuses on shapes.
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: The Great Gatsby
Friday, August 23
Gates open at 7 p.m.; film begins at dusk
Free
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
AUGUST 25–31
Members Only: LEYENDECKER PREVIEW DAY
Friday, August 30
9:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Free for Museum members. Registration opens August 1.
New this season: we've reserved an entire day for our Members to celebrate  Leyendecker and the Golden Age of American Illustration  before it opens to the public. Sport your boater hat and summer linen and come join us!

Drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see the exhibition or join us from 3–7 p.m. for an evening of special entertainment, a cash bar, and brief introductions to the exhibition at the top of each hour. 

Not yet a Member? Contact Membership Manager Geoff Puttkammer at 336.758.5029 or  puttkag@reynolda.org to get this and many more perks of Museum membership!