Visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art

April 15, 2018
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Attractions

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is an icon in the historical representation of American artwork. With over 3000 square feet amongst the 3 galleries, the museum still furnishes the original furniture and artwork that were placed in the building when it was first built in 1917. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art also features elaborate gardens for all who visit to peruse and is certain to be an exciting adventure for everyone visiting.

About the Reynolda House Museum of American Art

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art was built by Katharine and R.J. Reynolda in 1917 and was constructed on 1003 acres which was deemed the Reynolda Estate. The land was fit with a working farm, village, and gardens. Later on, 300 acres of this establishment were given away to found the Wake Forest College, which was visited by previous President Harry Truman in 1951. After being passed down through the Reynolda family for generations, the house was converted into the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in 1967. The museum has grown tremendously since then and has on display a stunning amount of artwork today.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Artwork hosts many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The current exhibit being hosted is called the Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage, which will be available until May 13th, 2018. This exhibit features over 50 paintings created by the artist Frederic Church during his travels to the Near East, Rome, and Greece from 1867 to 1869. Frederic Church was one of the first American painters to have visited these areas, and his artwork is sure to make a wonderful addition to the Reynolda Museum Babcock Wing Gallery. Future events hosted at the Reynolda House Museum of American Artwork can be found here: reynoldahouse.org.

The hours of admission for the Reynolda House Museum of American Art are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Entry for adults over the age of 18 is $18, and completely free to members of the museum, students with identification, and anyone under the age of 18.

Stay at Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center

While visiting the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, enjoy your stay at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center. Located conveniently within 10 minutes of the hotel, Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center offers the best rates when you book directly at www.hawthorneinn.com