Winston-Salem is known as the City of Arts and Innovation and the current exhibit featured at Reynolda House Museum of American Art truly lives up to the name. In honor of their 50th Anniversary and expanding presence as a premier exhibit site, the facility has a special Georgia O’Keefe collection on display through November 19, 2017. This collection is only being displayed in three venues, and Reynolda House is the only site south of New York City. A true treat for the mind and eyes, it’s well worth the time to visit and explore (and I’ll share a local secret below on admission!).
Georgia O’Keefe Exhibit
The exhibit goes well beyond the famous artwork and explores aspects of O’Keefe’s life that helped to shape her unique perspective and generate the immense creativity in her expressions. One of O’Keefe’s additional expressions of her art came in her choices of clothing. The exhibit tells the tale of her evolution through various stages of dressing, each focused on communicating a theme and feeling to those who encountered her. This is NOT simply a display of framed artwork, and that adds to the depth of understanding and experience.
Reynolda House Museum
Nestled in the middle of Reynolda Gardens and a part of the Reynolda House itself, the Museum experience is much more than one might expect. The house itself has a rich history in the tobacco-steeped history of Winston-Salem. Enhance your visit by exploring the nearby trails, manicured gardens, purchasing a plant at the on-site greenhouse, or exploring the quaint shops that snake throughout Reynolda Village. There are even several restaurants and coffee shops on site if you want to take a break and discuss all the wonders that surround you.
Located at 2250 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem, the entrance to Reynolda House could be described as out of a fairytale. Reynolda Road is canopied with aged trees and the entrance to the estate is situated directly across from the luxurious Graylyn Estate. Check the website below for hours and other details to prepare for your visit, including suggestions on lodging and nearby local events and restaurants.
Admission is affordable at $18 per person, but there are several ways to gain free admission. Employees of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center can use their valid ID cards to gain admission for themselves and one guest for free at any time. Free admission is also granted to Museum members, children 18 and under, students with valid ID, and military personnel with ID. If you don’t fit into one of those categories, the Museum has also recently released admission cards that can be checked out from the Forsyth County Public Library for up to seven days, allowing accessibility for even more of the public!
Use this link to gain immediate access to detailed information about the exhibit, including an online peek at many of the featured pieces and special details on making your visit special.