Through December 31
Detail. J.C. Leyendecker,  Man in Coat and Scarf , oil on canvas, 1919. © 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.
affinities: peter campus and american art
Northeast Bedroom Gallery
Through December 31
peter campus, still from red fence , 2013. videograph. 31:36
A pioneer of the genre of video art, Peter Campus has explored the potential of new media since 1970. In recent years, his admiration for the work of modernists such as Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley finds expression in absorbing video works that invite viewers into placid coastal scenes of Long Island, Massachusetts, and the French Atlantic Coast. Works by Campus, Dove, and Hartley will be presented in support of the exhibition peter campus: video ergo sum , organized by the Jeu de Paume, Paris and presented this fall at both the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and the Hanes Gallery of Wake Forest University.
Katharine's Magazines, or, How to Find a Modern Social Order in the Past, with Wendy Katz
Wednesday, October 2
1 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Reynolda Fellow Wendy Katz turns the page on the slicks and pulp magazines that engaged and influenced Katharine Smith Reynolds Johnston. 
COVER STORY: Gay Visual Culture in Mass Media
A mini-symposium co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University
Saturday, October 5
9:30 a.m.–noon
Free, advance registration encouraged.
Detail. J.C. Leyendecker,  Record Time, Cool, Summer Comfort , oil on canvas, c. 1920. © 2019 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI. Photo courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY
Through coded gay sensibilities, J.C. Leyendecker built a brand that a made him a star in the early 1920s and inspired a whole generation of post-War artists that faced similar issues of censorship. Join us for lectures from University of California Associate Professor of Art History Jennifer Greenhill and University of South Florida Professor of History David K. Johnson as we follow the journey of Leyendecker's career and influence.

Due to mature themes, no one under 16 will be admitted.
HENTOPIA with Author Frank Hyman
Reynolda Gardens
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
$10; $7 for students, Wake Forest University faculty and staff,
and Friends of Reynolda Gardens
Frank Hyman and his wife, Chris, wanted chickens but found that the conventional wisdom for keeping backyard birds demanded too much time, trouble, and money. So as a carpenter, designer, and former organic farmer Frank pulled together 21 very low-tech, very low-cost, very low-maintenance ways to keep the hens happy: Frank calls it Hentopia. Join us at Reynolda Gardens and hear Frank and Chris's story!
Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m.
Reynolda hosts the first performances of Lance Ringel’s moving drama following its New York City premiere. “In Love with the Arrow Collar Man” celebrates the true story of 20th-century illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and his life partner, the iconic model Charles Beach. The period piece combines meticulous historical research with vivid characters to bring to life Leyendecker’s extraordinary career and groundbreaking art. This collaboration is made possible thanks to a partnership with The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem.
Sponsored by Macy's
Thursday, October 17
Admission is pay-what-you-wish from 4:30–8 p.m. Cash donations accepted.
Enjoy evening hours at the Museum on these relaxed nights with cash bar. On this Thursday evening, the Golden Age of Illustration meets the Golden Age of Advertising when we join in conversation to explore the convergence of art and consumerism. UNCSA's Jazz Ensemble will be performing Leyendecker-era music throughout the evening.
Thursday, October 17
8 p.m.
$20 in advance; $25 at the door
Husband and wife duo Austin and Sarah McCombie play traditional folk music with a clawhammer banjo and sweet harmonies. Their songs are stories flush with vivid imagery, contemplative metaphors, and evidence of their binding ties to the South. Their debut album All I Want From You (Robust Records) features songs including “Chattanooga” and “Fourth of July.”
Up Close & Personal with Winston-Salem's Suburban Houses, with Margaret Supplee "Peggy" Smith
Sunday, October 20
2 p.m.
$15; $10 for Museum Members and ICAA Members
The great houses that line Stratford Road, Reynolda Park, and other suburban neighborhoods have presented a picture-book view of Winston-Salem since the 1920s. Designed by notable architects, they represent an era of success unmatched in the history of a southern city, reflecting the time when Winston-Salem was known as the “Town of a Hundred Millionaires.” This talk by Margaret Supplee Smith, the Harold W. Tribble Professor of Art Emerita at Wake Forest University, will explore both the historic period architecture and the kinship patterns that define some of Winston-Salem's most iconic suburban neighborhoods.

About the House: A Lecture Series on Reynolda’s Architecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.
Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
10 a.m.
$10, includes N.C. sales tax; free for Members
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their very young learners (0-3 yrs) in a stroller, front carrier, or backpack for a relaxed and fun walking tour of the Reynolda grounds. Meet at the Museum’s front entrance.
Saturday, October 26
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Free; some activities will come with a fee
Join us in celebrating the Meadow at Reynolda Gardens! The celebration will include an opportunity to engage with our community’s educational partners to demonstrate the value of the meadow habitat. This project, funded with a Partners for Fish and Wildlife grant through the US Fish and Wildlife Service, converted a portion of the historic golf links to a native meadow. 

Food and drink vendors, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and other family-friendly activities, plus a chance to win a week at summer camp! Rain or shine.
NIGHT HIKE! at Reynolda Gardens
Tuesday, October 29
7 p.m.
$10; $7 for students, Wake Forest University faculty and staff,
and Friends of Reynolda Gardens
Explore how the natural world works at night on this short nighttime hike on the woodland trail. We’ll tap into all of our senses during this experience to create a greater appreciation and understanding of the outdoors at night. Ages 6 and up only, please.
Wednesday, October 30
10 a.m.–noon
1–3 p.m.
$8 plus tax per student, ages 5-15; up to one adult per two children are free.
$2 plus tax per additional adult.
We recommend 1 adult per 2-3 kids.
Our home is your homeschool, too! Homeschool students and teachers are invited to visit Reynolda House and Gardens for art and nature-based learning in this new program. Take a stroll through the Gardens and Greenhouse on a self-guided tour, take a tree tour of the grounds with an educator, and pot your own plant to take home. Self-tour the Museum while learning about the place, having conversations about the art, and engaging with art guides in front of works of art.