found objects

by Keith Barber

The holiday season has officially arrived along with a myriad of opportunities for art lovers in the Piedmont Triad. Reynolda House Museum of American Art continues its exhibition Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Dec. 31. This unique collection of 43 paintings and sculptures by some of the most famous American artists of the mid-20th century includes works by Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell. For further info, visit:

The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park presents The Many Faces of George Washington, a panel exhibition of reproduced images of paintings, photographs and iconic mementos from the Mount Vernon collections, through Dec. 19. For further info, call 336.288.1776.

The Greensboro School of Creativity is still offering adult art classes at its location at 900 16th S.. For further info, call 336.209.5539.

The Greensboro Coliseum hosts the 38th annual Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend. Admission is $7 for adults and $1 for children. The event wraps up on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Old Salem Museums and Gardens presents its Christmas Candlelight Tours beginning Friday and running through Dec. 23. A guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District of the living history museum will give visitors a firsthand look at customs and traditions of an 18th or 19th century Salem Christmas. For further info, call 336.721.7350.

Tate Street Coffee presents Open Mic & Open Talent Competition Night on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted by Triad Poetry Meetup or Verbal Xpression Poets, Open Mic Night features poetry, song, music and storytelling. Bands are prohibited and children under 12 must have parental permission to participate. Sign up begins at 7:30 p.m. with a $2 entry fee. Minimum cash prize is $10.

Finally, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum presents its Native Americans in Documentary Film series this weekend. Films screened include Our People: The Lumbee and Our People: Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation. Show times are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27. For further info, call 336.274.9199.