What’s Your Farm Story?
Reynolda House is showcasing the importance of the family farm in an
exclusive exhibition on view through December 31. Grant Wood and the
American Farm explores the importance of farming through the eyes of
American artists from 1850 to 1950, including Grant Wood, Winslow
Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Hart Benton, Arthur Dove, Charles
Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth. Reynolda House’s Wood masterpiece,
“Spring Turning,” will feature prominently alongside 35 works of art on
loan from 17 museums from around the country. The exhibition will also
include historic North Carolina farm equipment. The exhibition is curated
especially for Reynolda House—its only venue—by the museum’s curator,
Allison Slaby.
The Museum is calling for memories and stories of the farm from the pub-
lic throughout the season. Share your farm story on social media using the
tag #ReynoldaFarm.
Reynolda has its own farm story that will be shared in another exhibition
on view starting October 29, Reynolda at 100: Reynolda Farm. Drawn
largely from the historic photographs and manuscript collections from the
Reynolda House Archives, many on display for the first time, the exhibition
will illustrate the impact of the Reynolda farm on local agriculture and the
context and conditions of life at Reynolda.
Visit the Museum website for information on exhibition events and talks,
many of which are free to faculty and staff.
New Trails Around Reynolda House
Using the 2009 Cultural Landscape Report jointly commissioned by Wake
Forest and Reynolda as a guide, Reynolda House embarked on a landscape
restoration project in spring 2015 that was completed over the summer.
The project had multiple goals and many areas of work, and included
three main elements: 1) the partial restoration of the front and back vistas
around the historic 1917 home, 2) pathway connectors to the formal gar-
den and village, and 3) partial restoration of original planting plans around
the bungalow. Next time you visit Reynolda, you’ll notice marked trails
that lead from Reynolda Gardens to the Museum entrance, and around
the north side of the house to Reynolda Village. For images documenting
the project, search #ReynoldaLandscape on Instagram.
Ansel Adams Breaks Records, Wins First Prize
The record-breaking exhibition that closed at Reynolda House in July, An-
sel Adams Eloquent Light, just keeps delivering good news for the Muse-
um. In August, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) awarded Reyn-
olda House First Prize for exhibition collateral for the exhibition brochure/
field guide. AAM is the national accrediting organization for the museum
field, comprised of more than 30,000 museum professionals and institu-
tions.
The exhibition’s logo leverag-
es the typography style from
Adams’ original exposure
records. Drawing inspiration
from those carried by out-
doorsmen, the brochure is
designed for note-taking,
education, and exploration.
Layers of silver ink and subtle
spot gloss varnishes over a
matte white background cap-
ture Adams’s passion for light,
while offering moments of
discovery about his life, his work, and vintage photographic process-
es. Thanks to an intricate cut-and-fold process, the final page unfolds into
a shimmering poster featuring a line drawing reimagining of a famous
photograph of Adams atop his wagon but rendered in subtle spot gloss
varnish, so that it’s only visible when the poster is shifted from side to side
in the viewer’s hands, making them involved in capturing the right light.
The Museum announced in July that it had set a new annual attendance
record at the end of fiscal year 2016 that was 35% higher than its average
annual attendance over the past 11 years. The Ansel Adams Eloquent Light
brochure will be featured in the November/December issue of Museum
magazine.
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 addition, many programs
throughout the year are also free to Wake Forest faculty. Please consult
the Museum’s calendar to identify these programs and more.
This Fall’s Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society lecture series features visiting speakers whose work illustrates race and justice in bioethics,
for more details please see our September Newsletter.
The Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society welcomes a wide variety of bioethics proposals. Fundable projects include conceptual or empirical
research, course development, community engagement, scholarly events and more. Funding may also be sought for the bioethics component
of a scientific project for which funding is being sought from another source, including other Centers and Institutes in the University and Medical
Center. Faculty may collaborate with students or community members, and may request up to $8,000.00 for pilot research, course develop-
ment, and major events. Up to $5,000.00 per proposal may be budgeted for faculty salary support or stipends. The due date is the second
Monday in January. Projects may begin as early as March 1 of the same year and must be completed by the end of that year’s summer term.
The Center for Bioethics, Health & Society also accepts, on a rolling basis, applications for small grants (up to $1,000) to support Bioethics activi-
ties.
For more information and the application form for both of these funding opportunities, please see the Center’s website .
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