K-12 Educators Invited to Explore Reynolda House

Educator Weekends designed for teachers and other public and private school staff


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Image courtesy of Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art will offer free weekend admission to teachers and other employees of public and private K-12 schools in North Carolina during the month of August. Called “Educator Weekends,” the promotion is made possible in part by one of the museum’s 2016 sponsors, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty.

“Educator Weekends” will offer free admission to educators on Saturdays and Sundays in August starting Aug. 6 and ending Aug. 28. To receive free admission, teachers and other school employees should simply identify the school where they work upon arrival at the museum’s front desk. Admission for guests of educators is $14 for adults, and free for children, students, members of the museum and members of the military.

Admission includes a self-guided tour of the 1917 historic home of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds, featuring the museum’s American art collection on view throughout the home. Reynolda House recently opened a new space on the second floor of the house to display more works from the collection. New works on view include Lyonel Feininger’s “Rainbow II,” Fairfield Porter’s “Keelin Before the Reflected View, No. 2.” Arthur Dove’s “Dancing” and Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s “Still Life.” One small, featured exhibition is on view in the house galleries: “Living with Beauty: Works on Paper from a North Carolina Collection.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty and our sales associates are grateful for the important contributions that teachers and other school employees make to the quality of life in Greater Winston-Salem and throughout North Carolina,” says Tommy Camp, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty. “We are pleased to sponsor Educator Weekends and welcome educators from across the state to Reynolda House for free admission.”

“Education is at the core of what we do,” adds Phil Archer, the museum’s Betsy Main Babcock Director of Program and Interpretation. “Over the past six months, we’ve seen a 25 percent increase in K-12 field trips, and these free weekends are a wonderful way for us to say ‘thank you’ to all the people who make sure that arts and culture are part of a child’s education.”

For more information on “Educator Weekends,” contact Reynolda House by email atreynolda@reynoldahouse.org or by phone 336-758-5150.

About Reynolda House Museum of American Art

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.

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