WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Reynolda House Museum of American Art will offer an introductory course this spring for anyone interested in giving tours at the museum. “An Introduction to Reynolda for Aspiring Docents” will be offered Tuesdays 3-5:30 p.m. starting Feb. 7 and ending March 21.
Designed for lifelong learners wanting to learn about the museum and share it with visitors, this class offers an exhilarating overview of Reynolda’s history and collections. Each thematic session begins in the historic house and galleries, followed by guided discussion, hands-on activities and research. The course is timed to provide the necessary background and training for people interested in becoming more involved with the museum during its centennial year, which kicks off in July. No arts or history background is necessary.
Cost of the class is $60, or $45 for members of the museum and students. Registration includes all class materials, borrowing privileges in the Josh and Marie Reynolds Library and free admission to the museum during the run of the course. The class is taught by the museum’s education staff. For more information or to register, call Beth Hoover DeBerry, assistant director of education, at 336.758.5389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Reynolda House
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 American Country Place-era 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 also holds decorative arts and estate archive collections and mounts exhibitions from all periods in the Charles and Mary Babcock Wing, which opened in 2005. 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 natural 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. Connect at facebook.com/rhmaa and @VisitReynolda.