In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
Making Sense of the Factory: Innovation & the History of Tobacco Advertising
Wednesday October 12, 2016
Join guest speaker, Dr. Tim Marr, professor of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, as he makes “sense” of the relationship between the rise of modern advertising and the growth of American tobacco companies in the 20th Century. As the tobacco industry grew, so did national competition, spurring innovation and changing how corporations and the public thought of advertising. Through images and illustrations he will compare and contrast two giants in the industry: R.J. Reynolds in Winston-Salem and American Tobacco in Durham.
Dr. Marr has been a NEH Fellow at the National Humanities Center (2013-14), a Chapman Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities (2009), a Fulbright lecturer in both the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus (2007), and the recipient of a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006). While teaching in Chapel Hill he has developed and offered interdisciplinary American Studies seminars on such topics as Birth and Death, Tobacco, Captivity, Herman Melville, Cultural Memory, and Mating and Marriage.
“Music in Winston-Salem” Salon Series – The WS Symphony @70: Stories from the Stage
Thursday October 27, 2016 – 5:30pm
Music Director and Conductor Robert Moody, along with a panel of current and former Winston-Salem Symphony musicians, will discuss their experiences both on stage and off as the Symphony celebrates its 70th anniversary season.
The Symphony grew out of a small group of musicians who performed together regularly for special programs and played its first concert in 1947 to an overflow audience at Salem College’s Memorial Hall. 70 years later, the Winston-Salem Symphony has become one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Learn about the early years of the Symphony, stories of memorable concerts with internationally acclaimed artists such as James Galway, Joshua Bell, and Yo-Yo Ma, and backstage ‘secrets’ of the Symphony from its 70 year history!
Veterans & The Healing Power of Storytelling
Thursday November 10, 2016
. . . More events to be announced soon.