The American Moderns exhibit at the Reynolda House: Museum of American Art is a do not miss show. This is the last week of this show as this Sunday, May 4 is the last day of the exhibit. Thursday, May 1 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. is Reynolda Thursdays where members & students get in free and non-members are only $5 would be a great day to check out the exhibit before it ends!
It features art during the 1910-1960 timeframe from a variety of artists ranging from O’Keeffe to Rockwell. This was a time when our country underwent numerous changes as well as two wars and the Great Depression. It is only fitting that the artwork of that time reflected and shaped the United States during those decades and how these artists responded to modernism.
The exhibit, located on the lower level, includes 57 pieces (53 paintings & 4 sculptures) all sharing their own unique story. It starts with the first ‘section’ that includes cubist & abstract arts and wraps around to include five other ‘sections’ or themes, such as the city, still life, and Americana. One theme portrays how artists were seeking solace in nature and another theme displays how artists of that time depict modern structures.
Head over to this American Modern’s exhibit and see if you can find the ‘Tattoo Artist’ artwork while you are there. This artist does a superb of appealing to a nation at war in a unique way. When viewing some of O’Keeffe’s work note how she blows up objects and really concentrates on all the details of this one object. In the very last section pay attention to how the vulnerability of women in the city is displayed as in du Bois painting.
This exhibit covers some of the amazing works of arts by Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Grandma Moses, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell, as well as many other talented artists who strove to make their work relevant in this growing modern society.
Click through the photo gallery for some images of artwork that is on location at this exhibit. For more details on the American Moderns exhibit, click here.
While at the Museum do make sure to check out the Historic House which includes unique art work of it’s own as well as portrays the history of the Reynolds family who played a crucial role in developing Winston Salem and laid the groundwork for what this city is today – the ‘City of Arts & Innovation’.
General admission is $14 and members, children & students get in for free. Reynolda House also offers a large variety of events and even summer camps for children.
For more details on the Reynolda House: Museum of American Art visit their website. Reynolda House is located at 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Don’t forget to ‘like’ them on Facebook and ‘follow’ them on Twitter.