Celebrate the art and culture of Mexico at Nevada Museum of Art

Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art – works from the Bank of America Collection

While the continual onslaught of spring snow generates reasons to rejoice, the lingering cold makes us crave the warmth of the Mexican sun. The Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery can’t promise an actual journey south of the border, but the state’s only accredited art museum can deliver the neighboring country’s culture directly to you. Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, works from the Bank of America Collection examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border—American and Mexican-American— revealing a variety of cultural aspects that emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) to the present day.

Consisting of over 100 works, Miradas closely examines paintings, prints and photographs created by artists who have been attracted to and inspired by Mexico’s ancient civilizations and modern artistic theories alike. Highlights include works by some of the best-known Mexican artists—including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gunther Gerzso—as well as Mexican-American artists such as Judithe Hernández, Roberto Juarez and Robert Graham.

To honor the culture and the art of Mexico, the Nevada Museum of Art has partnered with Yelp Reno to co-host a Mercado Mexicano. On Wednesday, April 26 from 6 to 9 pm, the proper fiesta takes over the entire Museum, from the Nightingale Sky Room to the Reynolds Grand Hall. Guests will sample bites and sips from several Reno-Sparks Hispanic and Latino-owned restaurants, bakeries and specialty stores including Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, Panaderia Mi Linda Guatemala and Fuentes De Chocolate. Guests will also have the chance to sample tequila and mezcal from around the world. Live entertainment from the Reno Philharmonic Youth “RPAK” Mariachi Band and Folklorico dancers will delight. The sounds of Tierra Tropical will move attendees to their feet. All of the Museum’s galleries will be open, offering a special setting in which to reflect upon the art of the Miradas exhibition and other works currently on view at the Museum. The best part? This exclusive event is free, with a highly suggested $15 donation. All proceeds benefit the
Nevada Museum of Art. Sound like an evening not to be missed?
Be sure to RSVP- ASAP- via Yelp.


By: Amanda Horn