Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery Opens at Stewart Cultural Center & Museum

Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery at Stewart Nevada

The new Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum is not only a showcase of the history of the Stewart Indian School, but also a celebration of tradition and culture still thriving today.

The Cultural Center’s Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery, opens January 20 with the exhibit “Indigenous Voices of the Great Basin.” This exhibit of Native American contemporary art will show through October 1, and will be followed by ongoing rotating exhibits curated by Great Basin Native Artists. Continue reading

Nevada Historical Society Exhibit Showcases Photography of Longtime Curator Lee Brumbaugh

Lee Brumbaugh

The Nevada Historical Society is honoring its late longtime photo curator, Lee Brumbaugh, in the best way it can – with a retrospective of his work.

Brumbaugh was the curator of photography at the Nevada Historical Society from 1996 to 2018. He died in 2019. The exhibition will be in place through February 2020.

“A Retrospective: Nevada Behind the Lens” will showcase select framed images from four of Brumbaugh’s completed exhibitions; highlighting Nevada’s beauty, natural and altered. The exhibition will also display select personal items that show his passion for turquoise and photography. Continue reading

Here’s What’s Coming to the Wilbur May Center in 2020

2020 Happy New Year

Thank you so much for all your support in 2019! We had an amazing year of exhibits and programs. But, just wait until you see what we have in store for 2020! It’s going to be the best year yet at the May Center! A very Happy New New Year
from all of us at the Wilbur May Center!

coming soon:

The Animation Academy


Take a behind-the-scenes look into the making of your favorite animated shows and movies! This fun and interactive exhibition explores the history of animation and lets you try your hand at creating art too!

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Dragon Lights


Dragon Lights returns! You don’t want to miss this amazing exhibition of illuminated lantern displays, live performances, food, and more! Details and ticket information to be announced.

…and much more coming in 2020!
Stay tuned!

New Exhibit at the Western Folklife Center for Elko Mural Expo

Russel "buZ blurr" Butler, Untitled #1, mixed media

Russel “buZ blurr” Butler, Untitled #1, mixed media

As muralists descend on downtown for the Elko Mural Expo, the Western Folklife Center will host multiple events in collaboration with Art Spot Reno.

Opening September 16 in the Wiegand Gallery is Climb Down the Ladder, This Painting is Done: Contemporary Muralists, Outside In, a group exhibition of works by participating muralists. These small-scale pieces will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop and will be on display through December 14.
The exhibition will have its official kickoff on Wednesday, September 25 at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon with an opening reception and artist welcome party from 7 – 9 pm.

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