There's just one week before tickets go on sale for Grant Wood and the American Farm - can you name the all the paintings above? Study up, then see them in person when the exhibit opens September 9!
A Morning with Vivian Howard Presented by Lowes Foods 

Ticket sales are now open for Museum Members and Bookmarks supporters only. Tickets for the general public, if available, will go on sale September 1. Not a Member of Reynolda House? Click here to join today and have the first chance at tickets!

Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Tickets are $75 + 6.75% NC sales tax per person and include a signed cookbook, admission to the Museum, and light brunch. 

Enjoy mimosas and light, local fare in Reynolda Village with Chef Howard as she reads from and signs copies of her highly anticipated first cookbook, Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South. For more information on this weekend featuring this A Chef's Life star, go to reynoldahouse.org/vivianhoward.
Grant Wood and the American Farm
Opens September 9

We're excited to welcome you this September to an exclusive and dynamic look at the American farm. Tickets go on sale September 1!

Grant Wood and the American Farm will trace the evolution of the farm over a period of a hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. It will give particular attention to the Regionalist artist Grant Wood and other artists from 17 of the nation's top institutions including Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Hart Benton, Arthur Dove, Charles Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth.

Course: The American Farm

Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Six sessions beginning September 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1

This course will explore Grant Wood's work and its relation to other Regionalist painters and their predecessors. Through talks and tours, the course will also delve into the history of the Reynolda farm and its brief role in demonstrating scientific, diversified agriculture in a region dependent on tobacco as the dominant cash crop. 

This is offered through Wake Forest University's Lifelong Learning Program. Visit lifelongwake.wfu.edu for registration information. For more information on our course, visit our website

Course: American Arts Discovery

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
September 13 - October 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Members/students $80, non-members $100.

This 12-session course is the cornerstone of the Reynolda discovery experience. Class members use an interdisciplinary approach to learn about American art through the Museum's collection by researching correlations in art, literature, and music of the same time period. 
reynolda after hours
Harvest Moon Festival

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost:  Members/students; $10, non-members $15; RAH passes accepted (What's a RAH pass? Learn more!)

Autumn's answer to the Museum's popular Summertime Social, the annual Harvest Moon Festival is a great place to catch a rising star, or two. This year, singer-songwriter Cashavelly Morrison will perform covers and songs from her debut album The Kingdom Belongs to a Child. Savor delicious food trucks, beverages, and lawn games under an autumn sky. Find out more information here.

Object of the Month: The Reynolda School (1919)

Date: Wednesday, September 7
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free with Museum admission

It's back-to-school time in more ways than one! Our Coordinator of Education, Julia Hood, will give a talk on the school that was once located in Reynolda Village.



Reynolda SKETCH: En Plein Air

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost per session: $25 members/$35 non-members. Limited enrollment. To register, please contact Julia Hood at 336.758.5599 or hoodje@reynoldahouse.org

Register today!

Reynolda SKETCH is a series of interrelated workshops designed for visual art students in 7th through 12th grades who are interested in improving their artistic skills. During this workshop, students will explore Living with Beauty: Early Twentieth-Century Works from a Private North Carolina Collection. Then, on the Reynolda grounds they will practice drawing the landscape using their choice of media.


Reynolda Meadow Celebration

Date: Sunday, September 25
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

To celebrate the conclusion of Reynolda's Meadow Project begun in 2013,  enjoy family-friendly activities, hayrides, refreshments, and information/ activity tables from community partners including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Wake Forest University's Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, and more!




If you screen it, they will come (this Friday at 7:30)

Cost: $5 per person, $20 per car. Reynolda After Hours (RAH) passes are accepted. Cash only (includes N.C. sales tax).
Location: Front Lawn

Say it ain't so! Our 2016 Cinema Under the Stars season ends this Friday with Field of Dreams. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and film will be shown at 8:30 p.m., or at dark. Additionally, Yoga Dogz will also hold their rescheduled yoga class on the lawn at 7:30. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring a ball and glove for a round of catch on our own field! This film will be presented with subtitles.

Cinema Under the Stars is presented in conjunction with the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Prepping your home for #ReynoldaFarm

Start prepping your kitchen for the season of the farm! Our Museum Store has some beautiful new tea towels with even better farm punsGive a shout to our Visitor Experience Coordinator Cindy Byrd, and let her know which towel is your fave.


Header slideshow:

Jasper F. Cropsey
American Harvesting, 1851
Oil on canvas
35 x 52
Gift of Mrs. Nicholas H. Noyes
Indiana University Art Museum, 69.93.


Earle Richardson
Employment of Negroes in Agriculture, 1934
Oil on canvas
48 x 32 1/8 inches
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from The Museum of Modern Art

Winslow Homer
Weaning the Calf, 1875
Oil on canvas
32 7/8 x 47 in.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Classes and Wellbeing: 


Jerome Thompson, American, 1814-1889
Detail from Noonday in Summer, 1852
Oil on canvas with original frame
Museum Purchase: Mint Museum Auxiliary Purchase Fund and Exchange Funds from the Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert Bridges, 1998.15
Collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina