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    Reynolda Press Room

Reynolda House welcomes all members of the media. Custom tours, photography shoots, special previews, and interviews are scheduled throughout the year for writers, bloggers, broadcast news, and more.

Need a story idea? Consider Reynolda as an early model for sustainable living, ask about the special connection the Reynolds family had with Stuart Davis’s For Internal Use Only, and explore the architecture of one of the few surviving examples of an American Country Estate. Our staff stands ready to help develop your story.

Need a source? Our expert staff can speak to issues related to American art, university-museum affiliations, building a collection, collections care, country estates, and more.

Cinema Under the Stars returns for three (FREE) Fridays in August

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For the first time in its 13-year history, Reynolda’s summer film series, Cinema Under the Stars, will be presented for free, thanks to the generous support of The Ginther Group of Keller Williams Realty Elite and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. One of the area’s original outdoor film series, Cinema Under the Stars will kick off this year on Friday, Aug. 9, with additional films being shown on Aug. 16 and 23.

Gates open at 7 p.m. each night, and the films will be shown at dark on the main lawn of Reynolda House. In case of rain, the movies will be shown in the museum’s auditorium. Food trucks will be on site, and a cash bar will be available (no outside alcohol permitted). Blankets, chairs, and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

This year’s films are:

Aug. 9: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Loosely based on the novella by Truman Capote, this classic romantic comedy follows the story of Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), a young New York socialite who becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. Not Rated

Aug. 16: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
When aspiring journalist Andrea (Anne Hathaway) lands an assistant job at a legendary magazine, she is thrown into the ruthless, high-powered world of fashion and its notorious leading lady, Editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As she struggles to prove herself, she finds out that there may be more to fashion than she initially thought. Rated PG-13

Aug. 23: The Great Gatsby (2013)
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal novel, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Rated PG-13

Additional information about the film series is available at reynoldahouse.org and on social media by searching #reynoldasummer.

About Reynolda 
Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic greenspaces. The 50-year-old museum at the center of Reynolda’s 180 acres, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of the country manor of R. J. Reynolds. Spanning 250 years, the collection is an uncompromisingly selective one, a chronology of American art, with each artist represented by one work of major significance. Highlights are: Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Stuart Davis, Martin Johnson Heade, Alex Katz, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood. The collection was assembled by the unerring eye of Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds. The Reynolda experience includes a free app called Reynolda Revealed; touring exhibitions in the museum’s Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing; formal gardens, conservatory and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens; and more than 25 of the estate’s original buildings repurposed as shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village. Reynolda, located at 2250 Reynolda Road, is adjacent to Wake Forest University. For more information, please visit reynolda.org. Connect at facebook.com/rhmaa and @CurateReynolda.