"Reynolda House Museum of American Art" Archive

Reynolda House will reopen Oct. 2 with "Tiffany Glass" exhibition

On Friday, Oct. 2, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will reopen at reduced capacity to welcome its members and volunteers, along with first responders and Wake Forest faculty, staff and students as part of its reopening “Weekend of Gratitude.”

Reynolda House Museum of Art from the front, landscaped lawnTimed reservations are required, and additional COVID restrictions will be in place. On Friday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m., North Carolina transitioned into Phase 2.5 of easing COVID-19 restrictions, permitting museums to open at reduced capacity.

“Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” an exhibit postponed from March after the museum temporarily closed its doors, will be on display in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery through Nov. 29.

Reynolda House will open its doors to the public on Oct. 6. Links to submit required reservations and to view Reynolda’s full COVID-19 health and safety policies will be available on the museum’s website in the coming days.

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Reynolda House wins first place in publications design competition

This is a guest post from Reynolda House:

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded Reynolda House Museum of American Art first place in its 2019 Museum Publications Design Competition for the museum’s innovative 2018 exhibition guide. The award was bestowed upon a 16-page tabloid newspaper created for “Dorothea Lange’s America,” a 2018 exhibition at the museum. “Dorothea Lange’s America” chronicled the hardship and heartbreak of a Depression-era generation through some of the most arresting images of the 20th century.

The guide was produced in collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to generate awareness about the exhibition and to shed light on important issues surrounding poverty and food insecurity as documented in  “Dorothea Lange’s America” and still afflicting Northwest North Carolina today. Reynolda House distributed more than 47,000 copies of the Lange tabloid newspaper in a September 2018 issue of the Winston-Salem Journal. The winning piece was also available on-site at the museum throughout the duration of the exhibition and featured interviews with Lange from 1966, Walker Evans’ photos of Winston-Salem from the 1930s and stories of hunger in the local community.

More information available on the Reynolda House web site.

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Conference on the intersections of poetry, science and art, May 13-16

Art and science will come together at Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art next week from May 13-16.

The 2019 Reynolda Conference at Wake Forest will bring together a diverse range of 10 leading poets, scientists, artists, and scholars from around the world whose work and/or teaching engages with trans-disciplinary investigations into shared principles and methods in literature, science and art.

Featured presenters will be joined by Wake Forest faculty and staff presenters, special guests, visiting attendees and the generalpublic for three days of innovative programming.

The conference is free. No registration is required. A schedule is available here.

Entanglements is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with an award granted to the conference convener, Amy Catanzano, by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Additional sponsors are the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Creative Writing Minor in the Department of English, and the Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe) at Wake Forest University.

Entanglements is named after the quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement in which states of subatomic particles are intertwined with each other despite being spatially separated.

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New book tells story about the technology that made Reynolda House a marvel

A new book has been published about the technology installed in Reynolda House that made it something of a modern marvel when it was constructed.

Written by museum founder Barbara Babcock Millhouse, it is entitled “Comfort and Convenience: Early Technology at Reynolda, 1906-1924.”

“I started out thinking this would be a brochure, and I ended up with a 167-page book,” Millhouse says. “Advances in household technology allowed the family and employees to benefit from greater comfort and convenience than had been available for the previous generation.”

The book is available for purchase at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

More information is available here.

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Categories: Inside WFU

University assessing conditions caused by storm; operations normal

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 11 through the Wake Alert system:

The University’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) and other University officials have stayed alert throughout the day to the storm that passed through the area and continue to monitor the effects on campus and at University facilities, including Wake Downtown and the Charlotte Center.

At present, the University is operating normally. The CMT and others will continue throughout tonight and Friday to survey University facilities and respond to storm-related issues as needed.

Off-campus there are a number of problems caused by the storm, including power outages in Winston-Salem and other nearby areas, flooded roads, and downed trees. Affected areas include neighborhoods adjacent to the campus. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to stay alert to any hazards they may encounter.

Officials are working now to assess which University-owned houses around the perimeter of campus may be without power.

On campus, the Porter Byrum Welcome Center and nearby Starling Hall are currently without electricity, and it is not known when power will be restored.

On campus, a tree came down and blocked Allen Easley Street for a short time this afternoon before it was removed. Trees also have been reported down at other University locations, such as Graylyn Conference Center, Reynolda House and the adjacent Reynolda Village. The University has contractors on hand to respond to downed trees.

Minor water leaks have been reported in some campus buildings, including residence halls.  Facilities and Campus Services staff are responding to all reports of leaks or any kind of water intrusion.

Flash flooding occurred at various locations on campus today, particularly in some parking lots.  University officials are attempting to determine if any vehicles experienced damage from flash flooding. Such flooding has been receding late today. All on campus are cautioned to stay alert to any flooded streets, parking lots, sidewalks and other areas they may encounter on or off campus. They are also encouraged to stay alert during drives off campus in the days ahead.

University officials urge that no one walk or drive through standing water. In addition, all are encouraged to stay alert to any potentially downed power lines they may see.

If anyone sees a hazardous condition on campus, please report it to University Police at 336-758-5911.

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