Our curators have pulled together interesting themes and selected snapshots of the Museum’s collection in these online galleries. Browse the galleries to discover the many ways to approach fine art at Reynolda House. Just like galleries at the Museum, online galleries rotate frequently; check back often to discover what’s new.
In 1966, Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds, began a bold project to collect American art when the field was still in its infancy.
Historic photographs of the Reynolda Gardens greenhouse facility completed in 1913.
In the 1820s and ’30s, a group of artists later called the “Hudson River School” began venturing into the hills and forests of New York and New England, seeking inspiration from nature for their work.
Chuck Close is the most famous portrait artist living, only he doesn't do portraits in the usual way--his are headshots--and he never does only one. Reynolda House has 6 drawings and one study sheet by Chuck Close in the American Art collection. They are all black-and-white. They are all "Keith." Appreciate Close's inventive response to his friend's face in this online gallery.
What happened to Lake Katharine? This online gallery includes archival images of what was once the Reynolda estate's most prominent feature. Its corresponding exhibition on view at the Museum, Reynolda at 100: Lake Katharine (June 28, 2014-July 11, 2015), provides more information on this popular query from Reynolda visitors.