Georgia O’Keefe: “Living Modern” at NMA through October 20th

The only West Coast venue to offer a new look at this iconic artist through her art, fashion, and style

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
July 20 – October 20, 2019

Expand your understanding of renowned modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe in the context of her self-crafted public persona — including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. Living Modern focuses on O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to control how the world understood her identity and artistic values. Continue reading

V&T Railroad
Wind through the scenic mountains from Virginia City to Gold Hill, Nevada and back to relive the days of gold and silver mining on the Comstock. Watch for mines and silver ore veins. Ride through a long dark tunnel and you may even see a herd of wild horses along your journey! In Gold Hill, you will see the train depot, the Liberty Engine Fire Company monument, the haunted 1859 Gold Hill Hotel, and the early Bank of California building.
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Demonstrations Featured at July 19-20 Wild Women Artists Show and Sale

Wild Women ArtistsJoin Wild Women Artists for a summer show during Artown with demonstrations and interactive learning. Bring your curiosity and participate in hands-on activities in bookbinding, jewelry, metalwork, felting, painting, and photography. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from artisans who have been working for decades in their fields.

The sale will be held at the Student Center Gallery, on the main floor of the Red Mountain Building at TMCC. It includes paintings, handmade books, lino prints, metal sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fine art photography, and many other surprises the Wild Women Artists are sure to bring. Continue reading

“Sparks, Nevada and Beyond”: Latimer Art Club Exhibit July 1-31

"Doomed" by Ronnie Rector

We are pleased to host a special collaboration: “Sparks, Nevada and Beyond” with the Latimer Art Club and Sparks Heritage Museum Foundation. The Latimer Club was established with distinction in 1921. The continued passion of creating art of all mediums including oils, acrylic, collages, watercolor and more. These artists represent almost a century of prominent northern Nevada artists.

Free Artown Event. All art benefits local artists and non-profits.

Todd Morgan & the Emblems July 25 + History of the Nevada Buckaroo at Dangberg Historic Park July 27

This month, Todd Morgan & the Emblems return for a third season and historian Dr. Michael Fischer will speak on the history of the Nevada Buckaroo at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

On Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 pm, Todd Morgan & the Emblems will be performing modern pop/rock and roll, blues, funk, disco, hot jazz, country and early rock ‘n’ roll. Continue reading

Nevada State Museum July 20 Lecture Focuses on ‘CC’ Mint Coins

1875 CC Double Eagle

Rusty Goe has spent much of his professional life on a deep dive into the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. He’s written multiple books on the subject and spent thousands of hours in research, getting to know the people who worked there 150 years ago.

Through the years, Goe – a professional coin dealer, author and historian – has held countless coins with the “CC” Mint mark – some with values topping $1 million – and he knows the life stories and travels of many, many individual coins that originated in Carson City in the latter third of the 19th Century. Continue reading

Basque researcher to present findings at Dangberg Historic Park July 24

Iker Saitua

Iker Saitua, a researcher of the history of Basque people in the United States, will present “Vital to the Industry: John B. Dangberg, Basque Immigrants, and Nevada’s Sheep Industry in World War II” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday July 24 at 10 am.

This lecture explores how John Dangberg, the second son of Dangberg Land & Live Stock Co. founder H. F. Dangberg, headed a group of Western woolgrowers to recruit Basque immigrants during the Second World War, when demand for all kinds of labor rose. Continue reading

Elko’s Western Folklife Center Presents Mike Beck July 18: Acoustic

On Thursday, July 18, acclaimed singer/songwriter Mike Beck will return to Elko at the Western Folklife Center for a solo acoustic show. He routinely graces the stage at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, but he is making a special stop in Elko this summer, much to the delight of his local fans and followers.

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Movie Night and Western Jamboree at Dangberg Historic Park in July

The General - Buster Keaton

A classic film, cowboy poetry and western music in mid-July
at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

On Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 pm, train expert Jim Clark will introduce and provide commentary on the 1926 film The General.

The General is a silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The General is often ranked among the greatest American films ever made. Continue reading