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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art displays a premier collection of American art ranging from the colonial period to the present.  Built in 1917 by Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the house originally occupied the center of a 1,067-acre estate. It opened to the public as an institution dedicated to the arts and education in 1965, and as an art museum in 1967.

Reynolda was the home of two generations of the Reynolds family.  In 1935, Mary Reynolds Babcock, the elder daughter, acquired the estate.  She and her husband Charlie Babcock used the house as their vacation home until 1948 at which time they moved permanently to Reynolda.  The property remained in the family for nearly fifty years.  The museum has restored interior rooms and furnishings to reflect the periods when the family lived here. 

2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106




Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day


Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk with Student Curators

Hear from Wake Forest students and recent graduates as they discuss the exhibition they curated for Reynolda House, After Documentary, Photography...

9/26 1pm
Pay What You Wish Thursdays Presented by Macy's

On this one of two special nights at the Museum, hours are extended and paid admission is waived as we invite the community into conversation around topics...

9/27 6pm
Concert: Hard Times and Hope: Songs of Struggle from the Dust Bowl to the Blue Ridge

Reynolda partners with the regionally syndicated 88.5 WFDD radio program Across the Blue Ridge to present this intimate live performance featuring Grammy...

10/6 3pm
Book Talk: Hard, Hard Religion, with John Hayes

Historian John Hayes examines the ways folk religion in the early 20th century allowed the South's poor—both white and black—to listen, borrow, and learn...

10/11 6pm
Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Reconsidering Dorothea Lange's Icon of Maternity, with Sally Stein

Based on extensive archival research, this talk will revisit the great photographic career of Dorothea Lange by offering a new perspective on the making of...

10/18 6pm

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Lynn Sutton

Lynn Sutton left a positive review 9/10/2015

It was a profoundly moving experience.

Kathleen Hutton

Kathleen Hutton left a positive review 3/7/2015

The two speakers were excellent and knowledgeable about Plains Indian culture in the 18th and 19th century, even into contemporary iterations! Great panel discussion

Anna Henley

Anna Henley posted a photo 1/9/2015

Kathleen Hutton

Kathleen Hutton left a positive review 6/12/2014

SAC folks work so hard so that we all can have fun! Thanks!

Mike Haggas

Mike Haggas left a positive review 6/12/2014

Great fun. Good to see colleagues from other parts of the University. Wish they had more chips. Cotton Candy was the real treat.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art posted a photo 5/28/2013