• Talks

    Kerry Rohrmeier on the Urban Geography of Black Rock City

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Kerry Rohrmeier received her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013, and is a lecturer in Geography and Global Studies at San Jose State University.  Formerly a professional land use planner, Rohrmeier conducts fieldwork at Black Rock City. In this talk, Rohrmeier explores the construction of innovative, creative public and private spaces that generate cultural questions about community values, social relationships, and city growth.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 6 – 8 pm

    Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community. For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $7 General / $5 Museum members