There’s an exhibition currently running at the Nevada Museum of Art that I attended in October. In a word, it was amazing! It runs through January 10, 2016. I encourage you to visit to see all the amazing Tahoe art. Following is an idea of what you’ll discover at Tahoe: A Visual History.
The themes the exhibit covers are many, and each is topical. Here’s a partial list:
- DaɁawɁaga: At the Edge of the Lake
- First Euro-American Views
- Donner Pass and the Harsh Realities of Progress
- Washoe Legends
- Tahoe Today – An Altered Landscape
The above represents five of a dozen different motifs that cover our history, area, leisure industry and lifestyle, and much more. This is not just a ‘slice’ of history: it’s a historic show and panorama of our beloved area that features 400+ artworks.
One has to admire artists and the artistic eye. Who contributed to this exhibition? 175 artists, running the gamut from painters and photographers, to basket weavers, to architects, and sculptors. You’re here: you already know how alive the Lake Tahoe area is. How vibrant. Attend the exhibition and immerse yourself. Make it your litmus test to discover how artfully and accurately each contributor captured our history. Come to the show and indulge in two centuries of Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, and the Sierra Nevada region surrounding it. Here’s a bonus: if you enjoy what you experience, stop at the museum store on your way out to pick up the book Tahoe: A Visual History!
Worth mentioning: Most of you have heard of Wayne Prim. This exhibition is a tribute to Wayne, and his wife Miriam, who are long-time residents of the area. Their insights, wisdom, and “extraordinary generosity” to the community helped make Lake Tahoe the amazing, dynamic region it is today.
Learn more by visiting the museum’s event page here, or give them a call at (775) 329-3333.
This list was accurate at the time of publication; please check directly with the venue(s) to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.