Exhibition Event, Members-only

Members' Day Trips: Art & Spirituality

Date: Wed, January 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Guests will meet at Reynolda House at 8:45 a.m. to board the bus and will depart at 9 a.m.


In advance of Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage, Reynolda House is offering day journeys to local spiritual and religious sites to explore how different traditions incorporate nature, art, and architecture. The exhibition, opening February 9, highlights Frederic Church’s own experiences in the Near East and the Mediterranean. Earlier in his career, Church saw the divine in the sublimity of the natural world, and during his pilgrimage, he finds the same in the ruins of antiquity. The artist ultimately borrowed from the architectural traditions of the Near East to design his home, Olana, in New York state.

During these day-long journeys, we will explore commonalities, cultural exchange, and disparities in how the visual world is understood in relation to spirituality and divinity. Guests have the option to take part in one or both of two day-long trips. Each day, we will visit four distinct sites, and our experiences at each location will be facilitated by local clergy, scholars, and community experts. Lunch is included on both dates.

JANUARY 24 includes a trip to Reynolda Church with long-time Reynolda Church member Jim Lewis, Temple Emanuel with Rabbi Mark Cohn, the O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University to view the John Biggers Murals with Alison Fleming, Professor of Art History at Winston-Salem State University and the Museum of Anthropology to look at newly acquired Near East fertility artifacts. Lunch will be at Athena.

JANUARY 31 includes exploring Graylyn’s “Persian Card Room” with Darlene May, Professor of Arabic, Wake Forest Univesity, Old Salem to explore works by Moravian painter, John Valentine Haidt with Johanna Brown, Curator of Collections, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Assistant Priest Father Costa Shepherd, andSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Roger Allen Nelson, one of the few living Fresco Masters in the world. Lunch will be at Five Points.



Is the 90 dollar fee for the two days?

Hello! The $90 registration is for each trip. 

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