Press release (from Reynolda House):
“A Morning with Vivian Howard” is part of a weekend of events hosted by Reynolda House inspired by its fall exhibition “Grant Wood and the American Farm.” Lowes Foods is the event’s presenting sponsor, and Bookmarks, a Winston-Salem based literary arts organization, is the event’s promotional partner. Howard is the guest of honor at
the museum’s annual fundraising gala which will be held Friday evening, Nov. 4. Tickets for that event are no longer available; “An Evening for Reynolda: Celebrating the American Farm with Vivian Howard” reached its 450-seat capacity months in advance.
“Grant Wood and the American Farm” traces the evolution of the family farm over a period of 100 years, from 1850 to 1950. It gives particular attention to the Regionalist artist Grant Wood, exploring his agrarian landscapes and situating the artist as someone both responding to the tradition of the agrarian ideal and creating new pictorial representations of that ideal.
Reynolda House is grateful for the support of “Grant Wood and the American Farm” from Major Sponsor Cynthia Skaar, in loving remembrance of Ernest J. Fackelman—an ardent collector; Lead Sponsors Keith and Ruth Kooken; Contributing Sponsors Bruce and Anne Babcock, and Lynette Matthews-Murphy and Lynn Murphy, honoring their parents, Dorothy & William Chandler and Mary & Tom Murphy; and Exhibition Partner North Carolina Farm Bureau.
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 at 2250 Reynolda Rd. 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. For more information, please visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150. Connect at @CurateReynolda or Facebook.com/rhmaa.
As the press release states, these are “sold out” shows, but it doesn’t hurt to call for any last minute ticket availability.