Welcome back! The Museum returns to regular hours of operation on Friday, February 1. See what's new since your last visit.
EXHIBITIONS
HOPPER TO POLLOCK: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
February 15–May 12
Maurice B. Prendergast (1858–1924), Landscape with Figures , 1910–1912. Oil on canvas. 28 1/2 x 42 3/8 in. (72.4 x 107.6 cm.). Edward W. Root Bequest, 57.212. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY. Photography by John Bigelow Taylor and Diane Dubler.
This dynamic and vibrant exhibition features drawings and paintings from the private collection of one of the country’s most pioneering collectors of modern American art. In 1957, Edward Wales Root donated a collection of American art to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York. The exhibition’s curator noted that he “supported young artists who became the leading figures of the field when very few others did.” In 1953, the Metropolitan Museum of Art displayed more than one hundred works from Root’s holdings; it was the first private collection of contemporary art ever exhibited at that institution.

Hopper a Pollock se presentará en inglés y en español.



This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York. Reynolda House is grateful for support of Hopper to Pollock from lead sponsor Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP.
MARTIN PURYER: CANE
Now through June 23
Northeast Bedroom Gallery
Martin Puryear,  Avey , 2000, Woodcut on Kitakata paper, 17 x 20 1/2 in., Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Museum Purchase, © Arion Press. 
In 1923, the Harlem Renaissance writer Jean Toomer published Cane , a highly experimental and lyrical novel that wove together diverse stories of African American characters. In 2000, Arion Press collaborated with contemporary sculptor and printmaker Martin Puryear to create woodcut prints to illustrate a new edition of the novel. Puryear chose to focus on the women, many of them southern and black, described in Toomer’s book. He created portraits of seven characters, working in an inventive and nearly abstract style. Arion Press bound the prints into a new, limited edition of only 400 copies of Cane . Arion Press also issued a separate portfolio of seven woodblock portraits Puryear created out of African wenge, Swiss pear, Italian walnut, and New England maple. This exhibition on view in the historic house includes the woodblock portraits and seven prints.
FAMILIES
FAMILY FIRST: VALENTINE WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 3
2–4 p.m.
$15/person; $10 Members. All art materials provided.
Your favorite #SundayFunday activity is back! In this classic workshop, combine your love for art with your love for friends and family as you create unique, handmade Valentines to share! Browse our full line-up of workshops.

Our Family First Workshops are for children in 1st through 6th grades, accompanied by an adult.
DISCOVERY DAY: EXPLORE
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
Saturday, February 23
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Free; registration requested
Drop in during our Discovery Day and find exploratory play tables designed for 3-5 year-old children. Learn about Reynolda’s early-childhood programs as well as simple activities you can lead at home to help promote motor skills, creative play, and literacy. Special discovery ideas will be available for you and your young visitor to explore Hopper to Pollock.

 For better mobility in the gallery and studio spaces, please use front carriers or small umbrella strollers for young siblings.
LEARN
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Tuesday, February 5
Noon
Free
Join a community of more than one million readers across the world observing the annual African American Read-In. The event is held in recognition of Black History Month, and the public is invited to the Museum to share favorite passages from the writings of contemporary and historical black authors. Bring your favorite book or choose from selections provided by staff. We’ll also take time to explore Reynolda, including the exhibition Martin Puryear: Cane .
OBJECT OF THE MONTH: RODO CHAIRS
Wednesday, February 6
1 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Designed by Paul Rodocanachi for Jean-Michel Frank, these quintessential art deco chairs can be seen throughout Reynolda House, denoting the influence of Mary Reynolds Babcock. Manager of School and Family Learning Julia Hood presents this talk.

 This series on the first Wednesday of the month features Reynolda House curators, educators, and guests sharing a one-hour, in-depth look at one object in the collections of Reynolda, plus a few surprises. Join us for the entire season.
INTRODUCTION TO REYNOLDA
FOR ASPIRING DOCENTS
Class meets Thursdays beginning February 21 through April 11
3–5:30 p.m.
$60; $45 Members. All class materials provided.
Designed for lifelong learners who want to become docents and lead tours at the Museum, this class provides an exhilarating introduction to the history and collections of Reynolda. Each thematic session begins with time in the historic house and galleries, followed by class discussion and activities. Arts background not required, only an interest in the Museum!
FILM: CITIZEN LANE
Sunday, February 24
2 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Citizen Lane is an innovative mix of documentary and drama that delivers a vivid and compelling portrait of Hugh Lane, one of Europe’s most prolific collectors of modern art. The film follows the long-running campaign to recover thirty-nine great Impressionist paintings, including Monet, Renoir, and Manet, unwittingly left to the National Gallery London. Several historians help tell the story, including Morna O’Neill, an associate professor of art at Wake Forest University. O’Neill is author of the new book Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893–1915 . She will introduce the film and host a post-screening Q&A.
HERMANOS SANZ IN CONCERT
Presented with the Hispanic League
Thursday, February 28
Reception 5:30 p.m.; Concert 7 p.m.
$20; Advance purchase recommended
The Hispanic League and Reynolda House invite you to join us for a night of lively sounds featuring this award-winning Puerto Rican duo. Hermanos Sanz is a musical group founded by Luis and Lisvette Sanz, young musicians and singer-songwriters committed to promoting Puerto Rican and world music. They have performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and for audiences in France, Spain, Corsica, Cuba, and the United States. Luis Sanz is one of Puerto Rico’s most notable cuatro players and headlined the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards show with Residente. He also collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda on music for a new film about Puerto Rican culture.
MEMBERS
MEMBERS' CELEBRATION
Tuesday, February 19
3–7 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Members, drop in and celebrate the opening of Hopper to Pollock at the time most convenient for you . Enjoy live music, small bites, cash bar, and brief introductions to the exhibition at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.


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