Since my oldest daughter moved to Winston-Salem, I have enjoyed coming to know this historic Southern city. One recent visit included a trip to Reynolda House Museum of American Art to see the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit.
The lovely property was once the home of tobacco giant R.J.Reynolds who built his factory in 1875 in Winston-Salem. Reynolds provided employment to the city during the Great Depression. After marrying his wife Katherine, the family moved into Reynolda House in 1925. Working with an architect and a landscape designer, Katherine created what became a family home, gardens, and a village. Today the house includes American paintings, sculpture, and a costume exhibit. The lovely gardens were gifted to Wake Forest University and the village contains chic restaurants and shops.
Source: Reception Hall, Reynolda House
The museum is currently hosting the exhibit Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern. “This landmark explores how the artist’s modern sensibility saturated her art, her life, her homes, and her carefully fashioned public (and private) personas. Reynolda House is one of only three venues to host the exhibition, and the only venue south of New York. ” reynoldahouse.org
Source: Georgia O’Keefe reynoldahouse.org
I highly recommend the exhibit on display until November 19. I especially enjoyed the display of the clothing she designed and made for herself. The exhibit, home, and gardens are a wonderful way to spend a day in the South.