EXHIBITIONS
TIFFANY GLASS:
PAINTING WITH COLOR AND LIGHT
Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Opening March 28
Tiffany Studios, New York, Poinsettia Library Lamp, ca. 1905
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, NY


Major sponsorship provided by The David R. Hayworth Foundation, The Charles H. Babcock, Jr. Arts and Community Initiative Endowment, and Wake Forest University.
As a painter, Louis C. Tiffany was captivated by the interplay of light and color, and this fascination found its most spectacular expression in his glass “paintings.” Using new and innovative techniques and materials, Tiffany Studios created leaded-glass windows and lampshades in vibrant colors and richly varied patterns, textures, and opacities.
The exhibition features some of the most celebrated of Tiffany’s works. 
FEBRUARY 1–8
FAMILY FIRST: Valentines Workshop
Sunday, February 2
2–4 p.m.  
$15; $10 for museum members, art materials provided. Registration required.
Spend time with a loved one and the museum making Valentines for friends and family. These paper and needled-felted tokens of love make unique and personal gifts!
MORNINGS AT THE MUSEUM
Session I begins February 5; continues each Wednesday through March 11
for 4–5 year olds based on age at start of program
10–11:30 a.m.  
$55; $45 for museum members per family per six-week session
To promote reading readiness and visual literacy, preschoolers and their caregivers explore Reynolda through hands-on activities that encourage dramatic play, music, movement, and art-making. Participating families will visit different spaces in the museum and on the grounds. For better mobility in the museum, front carriers are suggested for young siblings.
OBJECT OF THE MONTH:
Reynolda Gardens Greenhouse, with
Jon Roethling and Amanda Lanier
Wednesday, February 5
1 p.m.  
Free with museum admission
Reynolda Gardens Director Jon Roethling and Gardens Curator of Education Amanda Lanier will shine a light on this iconic piece of the Reynolda estate.
INTRODUCTION TO REYNOLDA
FOR ASPIRING DOCENTS
Nine Wednesdays; classes begin February 5 through April 1
3–5:30 p.m.
$60; $45 museum members
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 House Museum of American Art. Arts background not required, only an interest in the museum!
FEBRUARY 9–16
DISCOVERY DAY: EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AT REYNOLDA
Saturday, February 15
9:30 a.m–12:30 p.m.
Free
Drop in during our Discovery Day and find exploratory play tables geared for 3-5 year olds. Activities will take place in the studio classroom and visitors will be invited to explore the museum with prompts for discovery for you and your preschooler.
FEBRUARY 17–24
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Tuesday, February 18
10–11:30 a.m.
Join a community of more than one million readers across the world observing the annual African American Read-In. The public is invited to share favorite passages from the writings of contemporary and historical black authors. Bring your favorite book or choose from selections provided by staff. The event is organized by the National Council of Teachers of English in recognition of Black History Month.
THE PERSIAN CARD ROOM AT THE GRAYLYN ESTATE, Part I: Secrets of a Rare Interior from Damascus Revealed
Tuesday, February 18
5 p.m.
Free
In the 1920s, precious interiors from Damascus made their way via Istanbul to the splendid residence of the Gray family in Winston-Salem. Meticulously crafted by artisans in the 18th and 19th centuries, these panels still reach out to visitors, telling quiet stories from a bygone era of urban life in Damascus, one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world.
THE PERSIAN CARD ROOM AT THE GRAYLYN ESTATE, Part II: ‘Damascene Rooms’ in Collections Around the World
Wednesday, February 19
5 p.m.
Free
Spurred by the Western fascination with the Orient, various collectors and connoisseurs from the 1880s sought to purchase entire rooms from the Middle East and install them in their private residences or donate them to public museums. The lecture will explore the paths of two dozen such Damascene interiors—all of them containing unique masterpieces of refined home décor.

This is the second lecture in a two-part series presented by Anke Scharrahs, Ph.D. and conservator in Islamic art.


Presented by Wake Forest University History Department and the Office of the Provost
ABOUT THE HOUSE: Charles Barton Keen and the Philadelphia School with Mark Alan Hewitt
Sunday, February 23
3 p.m.
$15; $10 for museum members and ICAA members
In this lecture series co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, 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 benefitted 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
FEBRUARY 25–29
MAGNOLIAS AND MORE:
A Preview of the Bartlett Arboretum with Greg Paige
Tuesday, February 25
$5; free for Friends of Reynolda Gardens
Meets at Reynolda Gardens Education Wing
Enjoy as Greg gives a preview of the Bartlett Arboretum, located just outside Charlotte. The Arboretum contains an extensive collection of over 15,000 accessioned plants from around the world. It is actively developed, curated, and managed to support learning, discovery, research, and training.
MORE BARN CONCERT SERIES:
Wild Ponies
Thursday, February 27
8 p.m.
$20 in advance; $25 at the door
Although based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia, where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised, for inspiration. In mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive amongst a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans.