RAHliday Party
Have a RAHlly jolly Christmas with the Reynolda After Hours Am-
bassadors at the holiday party with something for everyone. The
night is yours to design:
unwind over champagne
and small plates with
friends, stroll through four
seasons of rural beauty in
Grant Wood and the Amer-
ican Farm, or explore the
fully decked halls of the
historic house. Don’t forget
to stop by the studio to
create gift-worthy crafts, holiday cards, and gift tags inspired by
the Reynolda archives. Festive attire is encouraged, but not re-
quired. Bah humbug. RAHliday is on Thursday, December 15. Tick-
ets are $10 and the Museum will be open until 8:00 p.m. For more
information, visit our RAHliday Party 2016 calendar page on our
Tours: A 1917 Christmas
The bungalow will be decorated just as Katharine Reynolds might
have, and a live organist will fill the home with Christmas carols
during your tour. Costumed interpreters playing a Reynolda school
teacher, a butler, and a governess will share stories of the Reyn-
olds family Christmas. Day tours will take place on Tuesday, De-
cember 6, 13, and 20. These day tours depart every fifteen minutes
between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Evening tours are offered on two nights
only in the afterhours glow of the bungalow on Friday, December 9
and Saturday, December 10. Evening tours include light refresh-
ments and carols performed by a children’s chorus. Tours depart
every fifteen minutes between 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets for faculty and
staff who are members of the Museum cost $15; ticket price for
non-members is $20. For more information on tours and other
holiday events, visit our Holidays at Reynolda page online.
Admission is Free for Faculty and Staff
Reminder that general admission to Reynolda House Museum of
American Art is free for faculty and staff, plus one guest! In addi-
tion, many programs throughout the year are also free to Wake
Forest faculty. Please consult the Museum’s calendar to identify
these programs and more.
Reynolda House has received its largest ever federal grant
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded
Reynolda House Museum of American Art $143,530, which will sup-
port the museum in creating a new mobile audio-visual tour to enable
visitors to learn more about the stories conveyed by its grounds, art
collection, and archives. The new tour will roll out to visitors in mid-
2018. Phil Archer, the museum’s Betsy Main Babcock Director of Pro-
gram and Interpretation, will lead development of the new tour. Arch-
er was recently honored by the Southeastern Museums Conference
(SEMC) with the Outstanding Service to the Museum Profession
Award. In Developing the new visitor tour for the Museum, Archer will
consider how best to tell Reynolda’s story with greater truth and
transparency, engaging the public with national stories from the after-
math of the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement to the pre-
sent day. Topics will include the imbalance of industrial wealth, racial
inequality during the era of Jim Crow, and tobacco use and the econo-
my it fueled, all using the Museum’s collections and historic site to
illuminate the content. The tour will encourage visitors to explore both
the inside and outside of historic Reynolda and will be available for
visitors to download for free before their visit or at the Museum in
Spring of 2018.
New Exhibitions Open in the Historic House
Two new exhibitions are opening in
the historic house this fall. Reynolda
at 100: Reynolda Farm opened in
the Northeast Bedroom Gallery on
October 29 and runs until Novem-
ber 5, 2017. Reynolda Farm high-
lights the estate’s past as an
“experiment station” or a model
farm and dairy where local farmers
could learn the newest techniques
in scientific agriculture, dairying, livestock raising, and horticulture.
Drawn largely from the historic photographs and manuscript collec-
tions from the Reynolda House Archives, many on display for the first
time, this new exhibition will illustrate the impact of Reynolda Farm on
local agriculture and the context and conditions of life at Reynolda. On
December 3, Off the Wall: Postmodernism at Reynolda will open in the
West Bedroom Gallery. This small exhibition will include works of art
from the Museum’s collection that are rarely on view and some that
have never been exhibited before, all that can be considered exem-
plars of the “messy vitality” of postmodern art.
eighth blackbird
January 26, 2017
Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center
6:40 pm Pre-concert Talk (Room M208)
7:30 pm Performance
This multi-GRAMMY and MacArthur Foundation award-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird
(named from a poem by Wallace Stevens) has provoked and impressed audiences for 20 years across the
country and around the world with its virtuosity and sense of theater. A Chicago-based sextet of flute,
clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello, eighth blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet
with the power of a rock band.
Wake Forest faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series perfor-
mance. WFU Students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. at the door.
Tickets for members of the community range in price from $5-$18. Tickets and more information at secrest.wfu.edu or (336)758-5757.
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