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Reynolda House Museum of American Art (Winston-Salem, NC 27106-5117)
Rebecca Eddins (Project Director: March 2018 to September 2018)
Phil Archer (Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Reynolda House Roof Renovation

A project to repair the 100-year old roof at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, once the country estate of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds. Repair of the historic tile roof would preserve the museum’s collection of fine art, which includes works by Thomas Cole, Grant Wood, and Georgia O’Keefe, among others, and enable the museum to conduct humanities programming for research, education, and the public.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA) seeks funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for repair of its 100-year-old signature tile roof, a project necessary for the preservation of the museum’s fine and decorative art collections and humanities programming.  In November 2017, several small leaks revealed concerns that were previously undetected. Deteriorated fasteners have caused courses of tile to slip, with individual tile grooves holding the unfastened tiles in place. Failing copper seams, pitted copper flashing, and degraded underlayment were observed in multiple locations, and exposed fasteners were observed on all tiled hip ridges. Funds from this challenge grant will support the restoration and repair of the roof tiles, copper flashing, roof decking, gutters, membranes, stipends and fees for project consultants, and public programming.

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Project fields:
Arts, General

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$420,482 (approved)
$420,482 (offered)
$420,258 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 12/31/2022