When I moved to Winston-Salem 20 years ago, one of the first things that I did was take a poetry class. It was held in the rotunda room, overlooking the background of Reynolda and I thought it was the most beautiful and wonderful place in the world and it made me so glad that I had moved to Winston-Salem.
During the poetry class we could go through the museum and pick any picture we wanted to write a poem about or to write about.
So I picked Thomas Hart Benton's Bootleggers and I had a great time imaging a story about the people in the picture. It is such a vibrant and vital picture.
I have enjoyed Reynolda House throughout all these years since then and It's been wonderful to watch its growth.