Black Is Beautiful Celebrations

Preview Party
Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For exhibition sponsors, Reynolda House Sustainers, and Reynolda Society Members | Invitations mailed

Celebrate the opening of Black Is Beautiful with light hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the sounds of Winston-Salem State University’s jazz ensembles. Guests are encouraged to wear black as a contrast to models who will be dressed in colorful African prints inspired by the exhibition.

RSVP by January 31 by calling (336) 758-3885 or emailing

Museum Members’ Celebration
Date: February 4, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

For all Reynolda House members | Invitations mailed

​​Drop in and visit the exhibition before it opens to the public on Saturday, February 5! Light bites and a cash bar will be available beginning at 3 p.m. and live music compliments of Winston-Salem State University’s jazz ensembles will start at 4 p.m.

RSVP by January 31 for the 3 – 7 p.m. event only; no reservation required to drop in between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Notice

To keep our guests and staff safe, Reynolda House is adhering to event protocols put in place by Wake Forest University to minimize the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • Masks worn indoors at all times.
  • Proof of vaccination and booster shots or a negative COVID-19 test presented prior to entering the Museum. Originals, copies, and digital images of CDC vaccination cards, or test results, will be accepted. 
  • Food and drink consumed outdoors only.


Please contact Stephan Dragisic at or Sarah Blackwell at or call (336) 758-3885 with any questions.

Image: Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite wearing a headpiece designed by Carolee Prince, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019), Courtesy the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles