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Reynolda House announces free literary program offerings

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 28, 2020)-This fall, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will offer a free book club related to the postponed exhibition “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light” as well as a “meet the author” event with Patrick Diamond who recently published The Incredible Joy of Collecting  African American Art: My Journey from Frog Town S.C. to the National Gallery. 

Beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Tiffany Book Club 

Free, online via Zoom. Register here and a link will be shared. 

Revisit the entanglements of love and artistry behind Tiffany Studios as we discuss "Clara and Mr. Tiffany." Published in 2012, this novel of historical fiction reimagines the relationship between designer Clara Driscoll and impresario Louis Comfort Tiffany within the confines of nineteenth-century American society. Plan to meet online with this group for three weeks to discuss a different theme of the book, era, and works in glass. Online meeting dates: Sept.1, Sept. 15, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.

To purchase a book from the Museum Store, please contact Beth Warren at warrenb@wfu.edu.

Tuesday, October 6, 3 p.m.
Meet the Author 

The Incredible Joy of Collecting  African American Art: My Journey from Frog Town S.C. to the National Gallery by Patrick Diamond
Free, online via Zoom. Register here and a link will be shared. 

Hot off the press in July of this year, Patrick Diamond’s multilayered debut memoir describes the tremendous impact of a grandmother’s love and how art educated one young child about his own history and culture. The author will discuss what he and his wife Judy learned over the course of four decades of collecting art; a question and answer session will follow. Diamond is a past member of Reynolda’s National Advisory Council and former Development Director of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture in Charlotte.   To purchase a book from the Museum Store, please contact Beth Warren, retail manager, at warrenb@wfu.edu. The first 20 people to purchase will receive a signed copy. In an effort to show our support for those isolated at senior care facilities, please consider purchasing an additional book which Reynolda will donate to the community. This program is presented in collaboration with Bookmarks and Triad Cultural Arts. 

Reynolda House will also offer a special for museum members book club. 

Wednesdays at 4 p.m: September 9 - October 7
Special for Members: Book Club
Of Arms & Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes

By Paul Staiti

Free for Museum members and a guest 

Join Reynolda House staff over a five-week period for an exploration of America’s origin story through fine art. Three of the five featured artists in Paul Staiti’s Of Arms & Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes are represented in the Museum’s collection. The collective stories of these artists from the revolutionary past will offer a deeper understanding of our democracy’s origins and national identity today. Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. To register, please email albertac@wfu.edu.  If you aren’t yet a Museum Member, contact Geoff Puttkammer, membership manager, at puttkag@wfu.edu or 336.758.5029.

Reynolda House remains closed and intends to reopen its doors as soon as it is permitted to do so safely by governing authorities. 

About Reynolda 

Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic landscapes. The Reynolda experience includes a renowned collection of American art in America's largest bungalow;  lush formal gardens; and calming, nature-filled walking trails encompassing more than 130 acres on the 1917 estate of Katharine and RJ Reynolds. Reynolda, located at 2250 Reynolda Road, is part of Wake Forest University. Experience Reynolda’s collections and curated digital galleries online at reynoldahouse.org and dive into fresh Reynolda content at youtube.com/reynolda. Connect at facebook.com/rhmaa and @CurateReynolda on Instagram and Twitter. Download the Reynolda Revealed app on your Apple or Android device.

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