Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem. 336-758-5150. www.reynoldahouse.org.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Activities: "Virtue, Vice, Wisdom & Folly: The Moralizing Tradition in American Art" opens with a party for the general public 7 p.m. Sept. 17 with 19th-century music, in keeping with the time period of the exhibition, and admission to the main floor of the historic house. Admission to the opening party is free to members and students, $5 for non-members. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 31.
"Virtue, Vice, Wisdom & Folly" will be divided into five sections: Life in the Country, Men and Women, Family Life, Politics and Patriotism, Black and White, and Life in the City. The exhibition will explore such questions as: What can we learn from these works about American views on propriety, responsibility and morality? How have these views shaped contemporary society? And, how are the lives of the people depicted in these works of art relevant to us today?
Cost: Adults, $10; seniors 60 and over, teachers with ID, AAA members, museum members, $9; children 18 and under, students with valid ID, free.
Target audience: All ages.
Directions from uptown: I-77 N to Exit 51A. Merge onto I-40 E. toward Winston-Salem. Take exit 188 on the left for I-40 Business/U.S.-421 S. toward Winston-Salem/Downtown. Merge onto U.S.-421 S. Take exit 2B for N.C. 67 W./Silas Creek Pkwy N. Merge onto N.C. 67 W/Silas Creek Parkway. Continue to follow N.C. 67 W. Turn right at Reynolda Road. Destination will be on the right
Distance from Charlotte: About an hour and a half.