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Historic Reynolda Landscape Focus of Feb. 21 Talk at Reynolda House Museum

Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host a talk titled “The Olmstedian Influence on the Reynolda Landscape,” given by Camilla Wilcox, longtime curator of education at Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University. Co-sponsored by Reynolda Gardens, Wilcox’s talk will be held on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and will highlight the museum’s spring exhibition, “A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era,” which is on view Feb.18 through Aug. 5, 2012.

Admission to this event is free for members; Wake Forest students, faculty and staff, and Friends of Reynolda Gardens. For non-members, admission is $5. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150.

Reynolda’s sweeping lawns and vistas framed by woodland were designed in the best tradition of the Country Place Era inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the father of American landscape architecture. Several of the designers of the Reynolda estate worked with the firm founded by Olmsted, including Horatio T. Buckenham and his business partner, Louis L. Miller.

“Buckenham worked with Olmsted on several major parks over the period of about fifteen years, beginning in 1875,” says Wilcox. “The influence of the Olmsted philosophy can be seen throughout Buckenham and Miller’s commissions, which included Duke Farms in New Jersey and the Children’s Home in Winston-Salem.”

“The Olmstedian Influence on the Reynolda Landscape” will inspire visitors and Winston-Salem residents alike to explore the grounds of Reynolda and consider the importance of protecting these significant examples of American Landscape design.

For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150

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