Tahoe: A Visual History

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Event Category: RenoTahoeEvent Tags: Nevada Museum of Art and Tahoe

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  • Open: August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    Experience one of America’s most beloved landscapes like never before– through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers, and sculptors. Immerse yourself in panoramic landscapes, sail on turquoise waters, soar to breathtaking mountain views. See Lake Tahoe come alive, artfully.

    The Nevada Museum of Art has organized the first major art historical survey exhibition of painting, Native baskets, photography, architecture, and contemporary art dedicated to Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region. TAHOE: A Visual History spans over two centuries of cultural and creative production related to the second deepest freshwater alpine lake in the United States. This historic show features more than 400 artworks.


    DaɁawɁaga: At the Edge of the Lake
    First Euro-American Views
    Lake Tahoe’s Golden Age – Nineteenth Century Paintings of the Region
    Surmounting Donner Summit – A Symbol of American Progress
    Donner Pass and the Harsh Realities of Progress
    Tahoe Timber – Industry and the Sound of the Saw
    Rise of the Resort – Tahoe and the Leisure Lifestyle
    Tahoe Today – An Altered Landscape
    Water Woes – Clarity, Conflict & Conservation
    Tahoe Documentary
    Tahoe Postcards
    Washoe Legends



    Gallery and Store Hours

    Wednesday – Sunday / 10 am to 6 pm
    Thursdays – 10 am to 8 pm
    Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays

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