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February 28th, 2013 | Staff News
There’s a new face at Reynolda House. Elizabeth Chew has been named the Betsy Main Babcock Director of the Curatorial and Education Division.
Chew comes to Reynolda House from Monticello, the historic Virginia estate of Thomas Jefferson, where she served as curator. She holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“The story of Reynolda is much more than a local or regional story; Reynolda is an American story,” Chew says. “I don’t see Reynolda as an art museum in a historic house – or as a historic house with an art museum. It is one seamless and unique experience, and I want to help push those identities closer together.”
Chew will provide direction and leadership for the development of interpretation, programming, education and research of the museum’s collections and exhibitions. The collections of Reynolda House are comprised of the nationally acclaimed American art collection; the historic house collection, which includes decorative arts and costumes; and the archives.
“Elizabeth brings to Reynolda House and Wake Forest a wealth of experience. She is an established scholar widely respected by American historians and art historians alike, with the rare ability to translate deep academic analysis into significant knowledge and new understandings for all,” says history professor Michele Gillespie. Continue reading »
November 30th, 2012 | Events
The next week at Wake Forest will be filled with a variety of holiday-related events, including these on campus:
- Wake Frost at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Benson Rotunda
- Lovefeast at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Wait Chapel
- Artisans’ Fair from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Room 401 of the Benson Center
- Lighting of the Quad from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, on Hearn Plaza
- United Way Auction from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Room 401 of the Benson Center
- Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Brendle Recital Hall
In addition, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host several holiday events:
- Candlelight Guided Tours (Dec. 6-8): Offered on the half-hour between 4:30-7 p.m. Hear stories about the Reynolds family’s holiday traditions, period decorations and an organist playing carols on the historic home’s original Aeolian organ. Also on view in the dining room will be Katharine Reynolds’s monogrammed china, rarely displayed in a table setting.
- Carolina Brass Holiday Concert (Dec. 11, 8 p.m.): Taking audiences on a musical sleigh ride through favorites of the season. Formed in 1997, the group engages the audience with humor and virtuosity, which is infused throughout their performance.
- “A Christmas Memory” (Dec. 16, 3 p.m.): A longstanding Reynolda House holiday tradition, Robin Voiers performs William Voiers adaption of Truman Capote’s autobiographical story of his childhood holidays spent with his cousin.
Advance purchase to all Reynolda House holiday events is recommended. For more information and details on ticket prices visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150.
November 15th, 2012 | Events
The eighth annual Artisans’ Fair will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4. The event will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Benson 401. Leading up to the event, Inside WFU is profiling some of the artists. Continue reading »
November 9th, 2012 | Events
U.S. veterans or active duty personnel of any military branch will receive free admission to Wake Forest’s game vs. Radford on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Joel Coliseum.
Veterans or their family representatives can come to the Wake Forest ticket office, located at Bridger Field House, between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to pick up tickets or go to the Joel Coliseum on game night where Wake Forest will be distributing tickets at a table outside the entrance. Military I.D. must be presented to receive tickets.
In addition to providing free tickets, Wake Forest will recognize veterans and military personnel with a PA announcement during Friday evening’s game. A representative of the military’s Wounded Warrior Project also will be present at the game to accept Wake Forest’s community service award.
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August 21st, 2012 | University Announcement
Reynolda House Museum of American Art was recently awarded two federal grants totaling $187,000 to support the next 18 months of its Digital Engagement Project, an initiative that will make the museum’s collections available online through a new website. The museum has been awarded a total of $260,000 in federal grants for the overall project.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced July 19 that Reynolda House will receive a $137,000 Museums for America grant. Museums for America is the Institute’s largest grant program for museums, supporting projects and ongoing activities that build museums’ capacity to serve their communities.
In late April, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that the museum would receive an NEA Art Works grant for $50,000. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Both are matching grants and go into effect August 1, 2012.
“This generous support from two federal granting agencies affirms the national importance of the work we are doing at Reynolda House,” says Executive Director Allison Perkins. “This project is creating a new way to experience the museum, and it will expand our ability to inspire online visitors to explore and find meaning through the collections and resources at Reynolda House.” Continue reading »
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