"Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum" opens at Reynolda House Museum

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” an exhibition that examines the complex nature of American art in the mid-twentieth century, will open at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Friday, Oct. 7. The exhibition, North Carolina’s first from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in nearly ten years, will remain on view through Dec. 31, 2011. Several events will be going on during opening weekend. On opening day, museum staff will hold Looking Aloud Gallery Discoveries, a series of informal yet engaging 30-minute gallery experiences in the “Modern Masters” exhibition. The talks will be held hourly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are included with the price of admission. On Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Wake Forest University professor of music Louis Goldstein will explore the impact that the abstract expressionist painters of New York had on the great American composer Morton