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.
NWM “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday March 5, 2015 – 5:30pm (rescheduled from February 26th due to inclement weather)
“Tobacco Unionism and Civil Rights”
State Senator Earline Parmon and local expert Will Cox will lead a discussion exploring the links between Winston-Salem’s tobacco Unionism and the growth of political and civil rights activism that followed.
NWM “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday March 26, 2015 – 5:30pm
“The Winston-Salem Medicis”
Local artist and former director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Nicholas Burton Bragg, and current Reynolda House Programming Director, Phil Archer, will give insight into the role that tobacco wealth played in supporting local arts and philanthropy. Dr. Mike Wakeford, Division of Liberal Arts faculty at UNC School of the Arts, will moderate.
TSTC Program – Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm
“Composing the City”
This School, This City: Celebrating 50 Years of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem (TSTC) will host “Composing the City” at the New Winston Museum. “Composing the City” will be an evening highlighted by “HYPHEN,” a new music composition for saxophone ensemble inspired by this school and this city titled. Composed by Kenneth M. Florence, a 4th year composer in the UNCSA School of Music and winner of the Sarah Graham Kenan Award, “HYPHEN” will be performed by uncsaX under the direction of School of Music faculty member Taimur Sullivan. Also on the program will be world premieres of new works composed by students in UNCSA composition program especially for uncsaX, as well as a duet for sax and electric guitar composed by UNCSA faculty member Eric Schwartz, and a work by former faculty member, Russell Peck. Discussion to follow.
. . . More events to be announced soon.