This is a guest post from Reynolda House Museum of American Art:
Reynolda House Museum of American Art has extended its hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. during its blockbuster exhibition “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” The exhibition opened Aug. 18 and several timeslots have sold out in the first two months. The Museum recommends Wake Forest faculty and staff – who can reserve up to two free tickets – make plans to see the exhibition on Thursday evenings. The exhibition closes Sunday, Nov. 19.
Like daytime admission, tickets for Thursday evenings are available online at reynoldahouse.org, and there is a Wake Forest employee ticket category. Advance purchase and reservation is recommended to guarantee admission, and museum officials say that Thursday evenings are offer a less-crowded alternative to visiting on Saturdays and Sundays, typically the museum’s most popular days. The museum’s hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Thursday night extended hours are made possible by support from Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem.
On the first Thursday of November, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., the museum will show a video recording of the exhibition’s opening lecture by Wanda Corn, curator of “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” The 45-minute lecture will be screened in the museum’s auditorium, and it is included with museum admission. The lecture took place at Reynolda House in August and sold out in advance.
“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” is the largest exhibition ever mounted at Reynolda House, with 190 objects displayed in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing and extending through the 64-room house built by R. J. and Katharine Reynolds in 1917. Forty of O’Keeffe’s works are presented along with personal objects such as jewelry, accessories and garments, some designed and made by the artist herself. The exhibition reveals the artist’s powerful ownership of her public identity and affirms that she embodied the same modern aesthetic in her self-fashioning as in her art.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the only venue in the South to host “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” Visitors have traveled from more than 20 states to experience it.
More information and tickets available at reynoldahouse.org/livingmodern.
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