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Portals of Discovery is the continuing education program offered by the Museum in its role as a community learning center. These courses engage students in a range of subjects, emphasizing interdisciplinary experiences that make connections between American art forms, history, and contemporary life.
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Register for all classes by calling 336.758.5900.
En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop
Saturdays, July 12,19; August 9,16 
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Starting this weekend, en Plein air watercolor workshops for students of all levels!  Students will paint outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the historic Reynolda Estate. Each session will begin with a short gallery discussion in the exhibition Written with Water: American Watercolors from Homer to Close then move to various outdoor locations. Instructor Kathleen Hutton, MFA, is Director of Education. Materials provided, but personal supplies are welcome.
Tuesdays, August 12, 19, and 26, 
4-5:30 p.m.
Join us as we revive this key social pastime of the 1920s with a unique connection to Reynolda. Mary Reynolds Babcock's husband, Charles H. Babcock, was vice president of the International Mah-Jongg Corporation. Joseph Park Babcock, his brother and president of the company, wrote the influential Rules of Mah-Jongg (1920). The "Babcock Rules," also known as the "red book," was the earliest version of mahjong to be introduced to America and taught several generations to play the game. Explore this history as it relates to Reynolda, and learn enough of the basics to know "pung" from "kong" and "prevailing wind" from "dead wall." Instructor Phil Archer is Director of Public Programs.
Tuesday & Thursdays, September 2 - October 9,  
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This twelve-session course is the cornerstone of the Reynolda discovery experience. Class members use an interdisciplinary approach to learn about American art via the Museum's collection by researching correlations in art, literature, and music of the same time period. Participants will find themselves intrigued, challenged, and supported as they experience four centuries of art in the company of other lifelong learners. Instructors are Beth Hoover-DeBerry, Assistant Director of Education, and Julia Hood, Coordinator of Education.

Read former students' reflections on their American Arts Discovery experience on the Curate Reynolda blog.
Tickets on sale next week!

8/1 - Jaws (1975), Directed by Steven Spielberg

8/8 - Cabaret (1972), Directed by Bob Fosse 

8/15 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Directed by Steven Spielberg

8/22 - An American in Paris (1951), Directed by Vincente Minnelli

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Watercolor Workshop
Mahjong "Babcock Rules"
American Arts Discovery
Cinema Under the Stars

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1:30-4:30 p.m.
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Winston-Salem, NC

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Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation's premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.