The Sunday Traveler has always enjoyed this first rate museum when in Reno. It is always on my must go list to visit, and remains a source of joy and surprise. Surprise because it is in this Biggest Little City, and joy because it is a lovely museum with nicely curated art, and at times travelling exhibits that are so good, ranking right up there with any museum in a big metropolitan city.
I love discovering artists I’m not familiar with, and consider a museum not only a place to see art, but to learn. This visit I learned of and fell in love with the photography of Adam Jahiel; I stood a long time in front of his photographs
I studied the light and shadow, the perfect moment of capture.
In the painting arena, I learned for the first time of Frank Stick, and the following photo of one of his works absolutely entranced me
Then there was the photography work of Gianfranco Gorgoni (1941-2019), and what captured my attention amongst his works was the following, Spiral Jetty, an archival pigment print. The artist was the first professional photographer to work on site with Land Artists Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson, and Walter De Maria
The museum is also a wonderful resource for children to have for learning about art in the museum’s classroom.
The lead photo of the wire sculpture was taken on the museum’s roof; it was a bit sparse out there, most probably because of the winter season; I’ve been in the past when there were more sculptures out there, but for this day it was a minimal display of art left to the eye of the beholder for wherever you could see it.
Until next time. Stay home, stay safe.