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Reynolda to Repave Driveway, Parking Lots around Museum June 18-23; Painting of Reynolda House Exterior Continues into July

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 16, 2017) – Starting Sunday, June 18, the driveway and parking lots surrounding Reynolda House Museum of American Art will be repaved, restriped and enhanced for improved vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The project is expected to be complete by June 23. The museum will remain open with regular hours during this work.

Visitors on foot, bicycle, or in vehicles should use caution accessing the main driveway off of Reynolda Road during this time. At times, the main entrance to Reynolda House will be used as entrance and exit; on other days the exit near Reynolda Village will be used for exit and entrance. Access to the Perimeter Trail may be blocked near the main entrance at times. Work crews and officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department will direct traffic around the paving.

The work is one of the final projects the museum is completing in preparation for Reynolda’s centennial year, which kicks off this summer. The museum is also painting the entire exterior of the 1917 house and 2005 Babcock Wing, a project expected to be complete by late July.

Updates on the work will be posted on the museum’s social media, including Facebook (facebook.com/rhmaa) and Twitter (@CurateReynolda).

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located at 2250 Reynolda Rd., 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.