We hope that our Deac families have been signing up for events for Spring Family Weekend (which will take place February 22-24 here on campus). If you haven’t registered, you can do that online via the Student Union website.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art is featuring a really special event as part of Spring Family Weekend. I asked my colleagues there if they’d tell me a little bit more about the event, because the description on the Family Weekend website seemed intriguing, and they were kind enough to give me a better picture of the event. Here’s what they had to say.
Deacon Parents! Be sure to pack your “Red Carpet” outfit for Spring Family Weekend (Feb. 22-24), because you are invited to attend Reynolda House’s exclusive Star Power Members Opening Party, kicking off our spring exhibition Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography. As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair in the 1920’s and 1930’s, Edward Steichen’s images elevated the stars of the 1920s and ’30s to Hollywood’s stars iconic status. We invite you to join us for this momentous night!
Bask in glamour as your family struts down the Star Power red carpet, immortalize the night as your portraits are snapped by the Museum’s paparazzi, and swing with period actors dressed in 1920’s garb to infectious jazz rhythms. Then, roam the gallery and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as the winners are announced for our very own Academy Awards ceremony.
The exhibition will also showcase The Golden Age of Reynolda, during which the historic house’s basement was renovated as a chic party hall for entertainment. The Reynolds family gathered in designer evening gowns to enjoy their personal bowling alley, skating rink, indoor swimming pool, and bar. Furnishings, dresses, jewelry, and accessories will be on view in the gallery.
But wait, there’s more! Tickets to this sure-to-be fun event not only include admission for two adults and your Wake Forest student, but you will also receive a Dual/Family Membership to the Museum so you can enjoy Reynolda on your return visits to campus. Don’t miss your chance to embrace your inner-star with your son or daughter (students are free!).
Friday, February 22, 7-9 p.m. | $100 per couple (includes Membership) Advanced purchase recommended.