Reynolda and Forsyth County Public Library Renew Commitment to Accessibility by Doubling Museum Passes Available in Local Libraries
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2019) – Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Forsyth County Public Library are doubling the number of admission passes available to local residents to visit the museum for free. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, residents of Forsyth County can check out one of four museum passes available at each of the 10 public library locations. Since 2017, two passes have been available at each location.
Passes will be available at local libraries to anyone with a valid library card. Each pass provides free general admission for two adults. General admission to the museum is $18 for adults; children, student and military personnel admission is free. The passes may be checked out for seven days at a time, and will be accepted during regular museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m. The pass also provides admission to featured exhibitions including “Hopper to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute” opening Feb. 15. Special events and programs are not included.
Reynolda’s spring exhibition Hopper to Pollock features works of art from nearly every major American artist of the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition showcases paintings and drawings by 32 celebrated American artists including Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.
Reynolda House is closed to the public in January and will re-open on Friday, Feb. 1. The museum encourages residents to check the website reynoldahouse.org for additional information on current exhibitions and hours.
Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s arts and cultural institutions and historic greenspaces. The 51-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.