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Reynolda House Extends Hours on Thursdays; Screenings of Curator’s Lecture Free with Exhibition Ticket

Reynolda House Museum of American Art has extended its hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. during its blockbuster exhibition “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” The exhibition opened Aug. 18 and has broken museum attendance records for an exhibition opening weekend and single day attendance. It closes Sunday, Nov. 19.
Like daytime admission, tickets for Thursday evenings are $18 and available online at reynoldahouse.org. Advance purchase is recommended to guarantee admission, and museum officials say that Thursday evenings are offer a less-crowded alternative to visiting on Saturdays and Sundays, typically the museum’s most popular days. The museum’s hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Thursday night extended hours are made possible by support from Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem. 
On the first Thursday of October and November at 6 p.m., the museum will show a video recording of the exhibition’s opening lecture by Wanda Corn, curator of “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” The 45-minute lecture will be screened in the museum’s auditorium, and it is included with museum admission on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Nov. 2. The lecture took place at Reynolda House in August and sold out in advance. 
“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” is the largest exhibition ever mounted at Reynolda House, with 190 objects displayed in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing and extending through the 64-room house built by R. J. and Katharine Reynolds in 1917. Forty of O’Keeffe’s works are presented along with personal objects such as jewelry, accessories and garments, some designed and made by the artist herself. The exhibition reveals the artist’s powerful ownership of her public identity and affirms that she embodied the same modern aesthetic in her self-fashioning as in her art. 
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the only venue in the South to host “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” Visitors have traveled from more than 20 states to experience it. 
Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is recognized as a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions. The museum presents an exceptional collection of art by America’s most noted artists in an incomparable setting:  the 1917 country home of Katharine and Richard Joshua (R. J.) Reynolds. Spanning 250 years of painting, prints, sculpture, photography and video art, the collection has been guided with the prescient and unerring eye of Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of Katharine and R. J. Reynolds. Highlights include important works by Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Chuck Close, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Martin Johnson Heade, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Nam June Paik, Martin Puryear, Gilbert Stuart and Grant Wood. In addition to its collection of fine art, Reynolda House holds decorative arts and estate archive collections and mounts exhibitions from all periods in the 2005 Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing. Established in 1967 and now affiliated with Wake Forest University, the museum will mark two anniversaries in 2017—the 50th of its founding and the 100th of the completion of its estate—with major exhibitions and events. The complete Reynolda experience includes Reynolda Gardens, composed of formal gardens, walking trails and wetlands, and Reynolda Village, now an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants in many of the estate’s original buildings. For more information, please visit reynoldahouse.org.