Mission: Reynolda House preserves and interprets an American country home and a premier collection of American art. Through innovative public programs and exhibitions, the Museum offers a deeper understanding of American culture to diverse audiences.
Those who experience Reynolda House Museum of American Art are inspired to learn, imagine, and find meaning in the art collections and historic site.
Programs: Operation of a historic house and american art museum, including interpretation, preservation, and education. The museum offers changing exhibitions in its 2,789 square foot exhibition gallery. Education programs include lectures, tours, plays, courses, gallery talks, symposia, summer camps, etc. The museum hosted approximately 38,090 visitors during the year.
Reynolda House has a terrific collection of American art from early portraits and Hudson River School though late 20th-century "isms". Much of the collection is comfortably displayed in the the country home of R. J. Reynolds, so it is like browsing the art in someone's living room. The newer gallery space houses changing exhibits. There is also space for educational programs and public performances. My personal favorites from the collection are John Sloan's small etchings of New York life at the turn of the century - a glimpse into the homes and lives of working-class folk by one of the keenest eyes of the era.