Nevada Humanities.

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Nevada Humanities provides opportunities for Nevadans to explore, experience, engage, and understand the world around them. We create programs and support projects that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to Nevadans and their communities.

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Intersections: Art, Design, and the Neon Museum
Written by: Nevada Humanities

Nevada Humanities presents the exhibition Intersections: Art, Design, and the Neon Museum, on view June 2 through July 28, 2016, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, located at 1017 S. First Street, #190, in downtown Las Vegas. Intersections features works that bring the visual artist and the commercial designer together to explore the distinctions and commonalities they share. Neon Museum staff, Cynthia Behr Warso, Education & Engagement Manager, and Maggie Zakri, Collections Manager curated this exhibition.

Intersections asks viewers to draw their own conclusions about the roles of artist and commercial designer - an artist who makes a work of their idea or expression versus that of the designer who works producing a product in collaboration with the goal of meeting a client’s need. Both use specialized visual languages to create their works. Intersections, featuring collaborative works by visual artist Elena Wherry during her time as an artist-...

A Story of Encounters

Exploring more than 150 years of interactions between members of Nevada’s native tribes and the non-native population

The story of encounters between the indigenous communities and non-native inhabitants of Nevada is complex and varied. Within decades of the first recorded meetings of Euro-American explorers and the native tribes of the Great Basin, Nevada became a U.S. territory and...

Bonanza Television Show

Bonanza, the long-running NBC television series, features Lake Tahoe and Virginia City settings. The series gives Nevada its strongest tie with westerns since it has been watched by millions for more than five decades in its original telecasts and in syndication. The series began in 1959 and continued for 14 seasons covering 430 episodes. These then went into syndication on specialty...