Double Down - A Blog

Apr 4, 2019 | Posted by Heather Lang-Cassera

Image/Michael Cassera

After Reckless Abandon
By Heather Lang-Cassera

We drove east just far enough
to be one time zone closer.

We stopped for fuel,
& waded through

some sort of white light.
We pawed at cans of Campbell’s soup,

a water gun,
a box of Tylenol,

& a superhero
Kleenex box.

We became today’s
postmodern desert outlaws

a strange...

Mar 28, 2019 | Posted by Ashley Vargas


The Path Home

Mar 21, 2019 | Posted by Max Stone


As the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra heads into its 50-year anniversary season this March, Laura Jackson, music director of the Reno Philharmonic, gave an insiders perspective into...

Mar 14, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

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Mar 7, 2019 | Posted by Frank Bergon


The rural West and its small towns get a bum rap. Or no rap at all. That’s what I hear from friends and relatives everywhere from Battle Mountain, Nevada, to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to Madera, California, all places where I’ve lived...

Feb 28, 2019 | Posted by Kimberly Roberts

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Feb 21, 2019 | Posted by Stephanie Gibson


The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) had its grand opening on January 25, 2019, in Reno. With the advent of this new space in the middle of campus at UNR, it is fitting that the museum’s inaugural exhibition is one that contends with the authority of these exhibition spaces, while interrogating the mission and legacy of institutional collection and display practices. Artists Sameer Farooq and Jared Stanley challenge notions of authenticity, attribution, and provenance in museum work, while poking fun...

Feb 7, 2019 | Posted by Sean C. Jones

For the past 20 years as a public school art educator, I’ve asked my students to do a “Daily Drawing” at the beginning of class. I write a prompt on the board, usually silly, to help them begin. I tell them there is no wrong answer with the Daily Drawing; it is the act of doing a drawing that is important. In recent years, I have found myself defending the Daily Drawing to administrators who are unfamiliar with the value of visual language and the exercise of drawing. They often demand the Daily Drawing be tied to prior vocabulary learning, enforcing English...

Jan 31, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

Do you know of someone who is a shining example of the humanities or is making great strides to share the humanities in your community? Or an organization that is helping to promote the humanities in Nevada? Consider nominating them for a 2019 Nevada Humanities Award.


We encourage people from all across Nevada to identify individuals and organizations in their communities that have enriched their...

Jan 24, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities



Do you want to know about Nevada Humanities Great Basin Young Chautauqua (GBYC) program? Don’t let us tell you. Our 2018 Young Chautauqua scholars share with you what they love about this program and why it’s so important. Take a look at this short ...