“The Voyage of Life” opens to campus community July 16

The following is a guest post from Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

“The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response” opens at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Friday, July 16, as part of the museum’s “Weekend of Gratitude” for members, first responders and WFU faculty, staff and students. “Voyage of Life” will debut to the public on July 20.

Detail showing the engraving "Voyage of Life: Youth" (1854-55) by James Smillie after Thomas Cole

Detail. Thomas Cole, engraved by James Smillie, “Voyage of Life: Youth” (1854-55), engraving. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Gift of Barbara B. Millhouse.

In this exhibition, a collaboration between Wake Forest University and Reynolda House, three centuries of American art come together alongside community stories to illuminate life’s most defining moments.

Discover works by artists including Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Robert Colescott, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden and Grant Wood.

Community members of all ages make connections between the art and their own experience, and their stories accompany curatorial descriptions throughout the exhibition.

Promised gifts are also featured, demonstrating the Museum’s goal of increasing representation by artists of color, and select loans from Wake Forest University complement Reynolda’s holdings, mirroring the city’s remarkable collecting legacy.

Visit the Reynolda House website to learn more about this exhibit and upcoming museum events.