The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

In this exhibition, three centuries of American art illuminate the chapters of every individual life. Each of us “plays in his or her time many parts,” attaining awareness as children, striking out as individuals, embracing or avoiding change during adulthood, and learning new ways of being in old age. Works by artists including Lee Krasner, […]

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The O’Keeffe Circle: Artist as Gallerist and Collector

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

The experimental paintings and drawings of Georgia O’Keeffe found their greatest early advocate in Alfred Stieglitz, the gallerist and photographer whom she married in 1924. Through Stieglitz, O’Keeffe was introduced to critics, collectors, and a collegial community of avant-garde painters with whom she showed her newest works. In time, several artists came to trust her […]

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Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

Throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the transformative idea that “Black is Beautiful.” This exhibition—the first dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a central figure of the second-wave Harlem Renaissance. In addition to his work in photography, Brathwaite founded two key organizations: the African Jazz-Art Society and Studios (AJASS), […]

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Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

“Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear / I rise.” Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise,” published in 1978, was an assertion of dignity and resilience in the face of oppression. In the 1980s, Angelou used Reynolda as her stage sharing words of humanity, survival, and triumph. But before her, numerous Black lives impacted and intersected […]

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Chrome Dreams and Infinite Reflections: Forty Years of Photorealism

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

Photorealist paintings and prints are based on photographs, but they are not simply demonstrations of virtuosic painting skills. Instead, they are evocative of the times in which they were created. Featuring works by Richard Estes, Robert Cottingham, Audrey Flack, Chuck Close, and Janet Fish, Chrome Dreams will highlight the glittering cityscapes, shiny storefront windows, and sleek automobiles […]

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