Reynolda House Museum of American Art Hosts 23rd Annual African-American Read-In Chain
Monday, January 30, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sharyn Turner 336.758.5580
or Sarah R. Smith 336.758.5524
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 27, 2012) Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host the 23rd African American Read-In Chain on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at noon. During this free event, the public is invited to bring a bag lunch and read favorite passages by African-American authors or enjoy listening to the selections read by others. Selected readings may be from professional authors or novice writers. The event will conclude with a visit to see African-American artist Horace Pippin's painting, "The Whipping" (1941), on view in Reynolda House.
This national annual event is held in schools, churches, libraries, book stores, and community and professional organizations as a way of celebrating African-American literacy during Black History Month. Sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and endorsed by the International Reading Association, the Read-In has had participation by more than a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies, and African countries.
The entire event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit reynoldahouse.org.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation's premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150.