New plantings are taking root in our Forecourt Garden. Now is the perfect time to join in and watch us grow.

A long history of enjoying the Forecourt: From left to right: Celia Babcock, Jans Bagley, Katharine, Barbara, and Smith Reynolds in the Forecourt Garden, Babcock Family Photo Album, 1930-1935.
Proceed Moon: A Dream at Reynolda

Multiple dates and times beginning June 10.
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students (age 5+) and members of Reynolda House or the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem.

"Proceed Moon" is set in 1919 and depicts the children, teachers and managers of the Reynolda Estate preparing an extravagant production of Shakespeare in the formal gardens. In this fictional play, everyone on the estate is getting involved to put on William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," except young Rosalie, who finds herself dreaming on her own. But when something goes missing within the play, Rosalie's vision is awakened.  Read more on our website.

Gallery Talk: Living with Beauty

Date: Thursday, June 23
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Curator Allison Slaby will discuss Living with Beauty: Works on Paper from a North Carolina Collection. Carefully assembled over a period of more than two decades, the collection includes works on paper by some of the most important American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries including John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Everett Shinn, and Maurice Prendergast. Find out more about this exhibition.
Object of the Month: July

Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Director of Education Kathleen Hutton will talk on For Internal Use Only (1945) by Stuart Davis. The painting is on loan to the exhibition Stuart Davis: In Full Swing opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Plus, find out why we recently hired a professional photographer to capture the painting before its departure. (Photo shoot pictured right).

reynolda after hours
Summertime Social

Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15; $10 for Members of the Museum and students. Free for RAH passholders.

It's not officially summer until you've toasted with friends in Reynolda's back yard. Bring a blanket and enjoy food trucks, drinks from local vendors, lawn games, excellent music, and an after-hours opportunity to visit Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light. Music is brought to us by Zoe & CloydFind out more about this event.

For Members and Children
Day Trip for Members: The Reynolds Homestead

Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $100/person, Museum Members only. Join the Museum to attend! 
Early registration recommended by emailing or calling 336.758.5889.

We will tour the 1843 Rock Spring Plantation House, birthplace of R.J. Reynolds, restored to its 19th-century appearance. The house includes many original family furnishings, as well as a milk house, icehouse, tobacco barn, granary, and cemeteries for white and black Reynolds families.

Summer Adventures
Dates: June 27 - July 8
Time: Partial-day, week-long
Cost: $135 - $195 (Member and sibling discounts available).

Join us for a summer adventure! Art Adventures and Writing Adventures camps provide an opportunity for young artists and writers to explore the Museum's renowned collection of American art, historic house, and grand estate.  Inspired by the art collection, participants in Art Adventures will produce five original works of art; Writing Adventures participants will craft several written compositions of different genres. Summer Adventures are week-long, half-day camps for elementary and middle school students.  Find out more about these adventures.

For more information, contact Julia Hood at or 336.758.5599

Bring a Little Reynolda into Your Garden
While not all flowers have been delivered or planted yet in Reynolda's Forecourt Garden, several of our summer flowers are taking root at their new home. Interested in what choices we made for Reynolda's garden? 

Try out jasmine tobacco (nicotiana alata), mealy blue sage (salvia farinacea blue bedder - pictured above in the Upcoming Events headline), or a variety of pentas - hummingbirds and butterflies will love you for it! The jasmine and sage varieties are original to Thomas Sears's ideas implemented in 1917. Come see for yourself the Forecourt Garden's new blooms! Photograph them for yourself and tag us! #reynoldalandscape.
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