How much do you know about Old Salem’s Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)? Maybe a little or nothing at all. While you may have walked across the Old Salem covered bridge and visited MESDA’s self-guided galleries, there are always new things to learn about this local gem and all it has to offer.
Tracing back to the founding of Salem, Winston-Salem’s history of craftsmanship continues to live on, inspiring artisans and entrepreneurs throughout the city still today. We caught up with the owners of Sunnyside Millwork to discuss how the city has influenced their handcrafted furniture and where you can see it during your next visit.
For local roasters and dedicated coffee drinkers in Winston-Salem, coffee is life. We caught up with java masters from three of our beloved coffee shops—Krankies Coffee, Footnote, and Twin City Hive—to learn about their roasting techniques, find out how to perfect a home-brew, and discover must-try menu items for your next visit.
Winston-Salem’s annual RiverRun International Film Festival is coming in hot April 4 – 14! USA Today’s 10Best list agrees that the Academy Award-qualifying film festival is a must-attend event. From Q&A panels with filmmakers to 165 screenings and venues throughout the city, you’ll have plenty to do during this 11-day experience.
The late Dr. Maya Angelou, famed poet and Winston-Salem resident, would’ve turned 91 this April, and you can follow her legacy across the city during your next visit. From portraits and tributes to interior design, we’ve put together a list of inspiring places throughout Winston-Salem to celebrate Dr. Angelou’s lasting legacy.
12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury and represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. The artists are Elizabeth Alexander, Endia Beal, Martha Clippinger, Bill Fick, Mijoo Kim, Beverly McIver, Katy Mixon, Kirsten Stolle, Bob Trotman, Hong-An Truong, Lee Walton, and Pinar Yoldas.
No visit to Winston-Salem is complete without a stop at Reynolda House Museum of American Art – the 1917 bungalow once home of the R.J. and Katharine Reynolds is now home to one of the southeast’s finest collection of American art. Lauded by Town & Country magazine as the reason Winston-Salem should be on “every culture vulture’s list,” this historic home is nestled in the heart of what locals affectionately call, Reynolda Mile–a historic stretch that connects Reynolda Estate, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), and the luxury 85-room Graylyn Estate. Whether you’re in town for the weekend or just a day, Reynolda Mile is the perfect destination within a destination to simply get away.
As one of the younger of Winston-Salem’s historic homes, you’d expect Reynolda House, the historic “grand dame” of American Art, to be coy about its age. Instead, Reynolda is proud to celebrate this momentous milestone with a year-long party. (We should all look so good at 100!)
Hailed as the Mother of American Modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe was no stranger to the avant-garde. Her sensuous floral paintings, relentless work ethic and gender-non-confirming personal style were as shocking in the early 1920s and 30s as they remain today. Now, more than 100 years later, her provocative aesthetic is being explored in a limited national exhibition, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern,” scheduled for August 18 – November 19, 2017 at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.