The Art of the Gun:
Modern Sporting Firearms from the Robert M. Lee Collection

John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery | Floor 3

The artistry of embellishing firearms is one of the most challenging and skilled of all artistic endeavors. With a rich history that reaches back to the Medieval and Renaissance eras to the Modern guns of today, the design process involves collaboration among sculptors of steel and wood, goldsmiths, silversmiths and engravers. Work by talented artisans from the United States, United Kingdom and Europe are showcased in this rare presentation drawn from the internationally-renowned Robert M. Lee Collection.

Lead Exhibition Sponsor

Whittier Trust, Investment & Wealth Management

Major Sponsors

The Bretzlaff Foundation
The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation
Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority


Barrick Gold
Clark/Sullivan Construction
John C. Deane
Jenny and Garrett Sutton | Corporate Direct

Supporting Sponsors

Debbie Day
Matt Day, Sr.
Haynie & Company


Media Sponsor
Western Art & Architecture