The Sunday Traveler; A Few Days Respite in Reno

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I’m off again. To Reno, Nevada, again. Reno is up in the Sierras and is called the Biggest Little City in the world. I’ll say. This little city is made up mostly of casinos and not too much more, but the beauty of the Sierras is all around. Why do we go there fairly frequently? My husband is a Texas Hold ’em poker aficionado.  I am not.  A couple of years ago it entered my head to expand my vision beyond aimlessly wandering the streets, or sitting in the hotel room reading and watching movies (which isn’t all that bad, and they have some great restaurants), and oh, wow!  I found the Nevada Museum of Art; right there in Reno, right down the street from where we most frequently stay. It never fails that when we go they have a fabulous exhibit of something that is wonderful (last time it was the photography of Frida Kahlo…can you believe that? In Reno?).  This trip I will go see their current exhibit “Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art” which is the first traveling exhibition of art objects from Doris Duke’s home in Hawaii. I am thrilled to have this opportunity.

The museum is first-rate, the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. Many rooms and several floors of art work and photography displays that change frequently. When I first found the museum I told my husband about it, which he shared at the poker table the next day; the feedback? “Really? There’s a museum here?”.   The photo above is of the wire sculpture that is at the front door.  On my last visit I went up to the museum’s roof top to discover art up there as well, besides a great view of Reno.

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When traveling, it always pays to look around even when it seems there is nothing there.

Here are links to the Doris Duke exhibition , and to the Nevada Museum of Art

I’ll be pulling myself off the grid in the morning until next weekend, when we return, to concentrate on photography, reading, watching movies, and going to the museum.  I’ll use this week for some much needed rest after several difficult months, and to prepare for a move coming up for us soon into San Francisco’s East Bay.  I’ll see you all back here for next week’s Sunday Traveler.

 

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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44 Responses to The Sunday Traveler; A Few Days Respite in Reno

  1. Great photos, Angeline. The sculptures are really different. 🙂

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  2. Ruth says:

    Who knew? What wonderful photographs to let us know, too. That sculpture is powerful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    There are always opportunities when you look for them, Angeline. Looks fantastic! Bet you’re having a great time 🙂

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  4. Jo Bryant says:

    Love this post Angeline. have a wonderful week…refresh.

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  5. thirdeyemom says:

    Have a great time! The museum looks great! 🙂

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  6. I love that first picture! I need to get me one.

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  7. ChgoJohn says:

    That sculpture in your opening shot is stunning, Angeline. Reno has a fine museum? Who knew? Like you, I wold go there for the mountains and not much more.
    I hope you enjoy your time away. I’ll watch things until you return. 🙂

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  8. Tish Farrell says:

    That first shot – what a fantastically wonderful creation, Angeline. Fascinating post altogether.

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  9. Amy says:

    Wonderful photos. Somehow, the sculpture makes me feel ache…
    Enjoy your break, Angeline 🙂

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  10. Who knew? It’s wonderful how you pulled a silk purse out of Reno. Good luck staying off the grid–a noble goal.

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  11. Patti Kuche says:

    Best wishes to you Angeline for a restful break! Love that first shot, explains so much doesn’t t!

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  12. Madhu says:

    A stunning sculpture! Look forward to more when you return. Enjoy your break Angeline 🙂

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  13. I admire the sculpture and the artists creativity…I don’t dislike it but also find it some how a little un-nerving…!!

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  14. It’s a good thing that you discovered the museum! Would have loved to see that Frida Kahlo exhibition.

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  15. Have a terrific break, resting and refreshing your soul – with a good art gallery around, and those mountains, seems you’ve chosen a good place to do it, Angeline. I love that sculpture with the caged stones … terrific. 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, M. I will just rest. The art gallery is like a balm for my soul, and just staring out the window at the mountains brings peace. I’ll have to re-post that photo I have of the sculpture with caged stones that I took a few years ago; it has a blanket of snow on its back that gives it a whole different feeling.

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  16. Dalo 2013 says:

    Wonderful…I have been to Reno many times, but the 3rd photo is something I never associated with the city. You have given me a whole new look of Reno. Cheers!

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    • Angeline M says:

      I have a few other photos I took from the roof top that day, it was so windy they finally made everyone go inside. I’ll have to post them another time. It makes me smile that you’ve been to such exotic places, yet you’ve also been to Reno. That view from the rooftop of the museum also gave me a very new perspective of Reno. Thanks for stopping in, Randall.

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  17. Enjoy your time, Angeline! I can’t wait to hear about the latest exhibit and hope you have a restful, interesting week.

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  18. Oh wow! We will hopefully be traveling through Reno this fall. Will have to check out the museum. Would you care to share the hotel/resort that you stay at?

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  19. acuriousgal says:

    Enjoy your trip

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  20. mihrank says:

    You always have informative articles to share. Fantastic!!

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  21. Great exhibits, Angeline. Enjoy. And your lead photo is fascinating. Nice capture!

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Eric. I’m really looking forward to the visit. The lead photo is a permanent sculpture at the door of the museum. I have one I took the first time I went there with a blanket snow on his back.

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