Current Exhibitions

Tahoe: A Visual History

Experience one of America’s most beloved landscapes like never before– through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers, and sculptors. Immerse yourself... more »

through January 10, 2016


  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    First Euro-American Views

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Nineteenth-century American understanding of the Sierra Nevada was shaped by the... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Lake Tahoe’s Golden Age – Nineteenth Century Paintings of the Region

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. During the Golden Age of American landscape painting in the second... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Surmounting Donner Summit – A Symbol of American Progress

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. The Sierra Nevada range was a physical and symbolic obstacle to... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Donner Pass and the Harsh Realities of Progress

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. In 1844, trapper and frontiersman Elisha Stevens safely guided the first... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Tahoe Timber – Industry and the Sound of the Saw

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. In 1878, John Muir derided “the outlandish noise of loggers and... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Rise of the Resort – Tahoe and the Leisure Lifestyle

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. While the Civil War raged in the eastern United States and... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Tahoe Today – An Altered Landscape

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Lake Tahoe experienced rapid growth after World War II. Residential populations... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Water Woes – Clarity, Conflict & Conservation

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Tahoe’s hydrological impact extends far beyond its shores. The 400-square-mile greater... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    DaɁawɁaga: At the Edge of the Lake

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. The Washoe people have lived in the Lake Tahoe region for... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Tahoe Documentary

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. A documentary produced by KNPB in affiliation with the Nevada Museum... more »

  • Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Washoe Legends

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Illustrations by BillyHawk Enos, Kevin Jones, Charles Munroe, and Mauricio Sandoval... more »

  • Center for Art + Environment Research Library and Archives

    Tahoe Postcards

    through January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. As Lake Tahoe became a popular destination for vacationers and tourists... more »

  • Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through December 31, 2016

    Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on an aerial photograph of the southern Nevada military installation known... more »


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