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.