Reynolda House to Focus on Spring Program, Close to the Public in January
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 13, 2009) A spring 2010 season that includes a photography exhibition by a living artist and a series of programs developed exclusively for the museum will be the focus of Reynolda House Museum of American Art staff members in January 2010.
Reynolda House will be closed to the public for the month of January and reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 2, one week before the museum opens "William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005" on Feb. 12.
"In a month when we traditionally see few visitors, closing to the public in January will reduce our operating expenses, conserving and redirecting funds and staff time toward preparing for an exciting spring season for the Triad," said Allison Perkins, Reynolda House executive director. "This decision was made only after much research and consideration of a variety of cost-savings options that would have the least impact on our community."
The spring program at Reynolda House will include a lecture by photographer William Christenberry, a concert for voice and piano composed for Reynolda House by Kenneth Frazelle and the premiere of a play based on the book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men."
Reynolda House will be open until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m.
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 permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original 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.