Feature Stories

By Clark HarperApril 1, 2024 Katharine Reynolds was a stickler for a healthy environment. Her overarching goal for Reynolda was neither to show off her family’s wealth nor to isolate the family from their community. She had the state pave the dirt road from West Fourth Street to her home. The estate would include gardens […]
by Barbara BryantFebruary 16, 2024 This month marks my one-year anniversary of volunteering in the Gardens at Reynolda. I am looking forward to many more in the future and would like to share my experience with you. Preceding the orientation on February 10, 2023, I met Hayden Shuping one day in the Greenhouse. We shared […]
by Vince CimminoJanuary 8, 2024 The year: 1936 The place: Dallas Museum of Art The exhibit: Texas Centennial Exposition Contributors: Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Gallery of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions and collectors. A quotation from the exposition sculpture garden […]
by Clark HarperOctober 5, 2023 R.J. and Katharine Reynolds’ daughter Mary and her husband Charlie Babcock took ownership of the house in 1934. By keeping the stately bungalow in the family, the character of the estate was pretty much preserved and is now enjoyed by countless visitors–as well as volunteers and staff–to this day. However, […]
by Becky BrownSeptember 29, 2023 Sometimes when people ask me about volunteering at Reynolda, I tell them it keeps me from lecturing the walls at home. The drive to talk about something one loves is strong. Leading a tour or answering questions in the house relieves that urge. I ran across a poem recently that […]
Name: ChrisSchool: University of RichmondMajor & Graduation Year: Art History with concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005Additional Education: University of Virginia, MA & PhD in History of Art & ArchitectureInternship Tenure: August 2005-2006Current Position: Bev Perdue Jennings Associate Curator of American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsPast Career Experiences: Metropolitan Museum of Art Making […]
Name: AllisonSchool: Wake Forest University Major & Graduation Year: Communications, 2018Internship tenure: July 2018-2019Current position: Flight Attendant, JetBlue When Allison came to Winston-Salem from Rhode Island, one thing she longed for was a sense of community. One thing she already had was a love for art, having grown up around the arts and going to museums. […]
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