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The World Stage:
Contemporary Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery | Floor 3
Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery | Floor 3

Featuring 90 contemporary artworks by 35 renowned American artists, The World Stage showcases some of today’s global influencers alongside prominent names from the 20th-century art canon. The exhibition title is borrowed from the name of a series of paintings by Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his presidential portrait of Barack Obama which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. The selected works comprise a variety of media, from painting to installation to mixed media, with a special focus on prints made in a wide range of techniques. 

Drawn from the collection of renowned art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer, The World Stage includes works by some of the most major American artists from the past 50 years, including Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Wendy Red Star, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Though unified by the country in which they live, these artists possess widely diverse backgrounds, worldviews, and approaches to artmaking.


Inform the Future with Your Comments
The Black Lives Matter movement will inform the future of our global society. We have extended The World Stage through February 7, 2021 to allow important space for expanded community reflection and dialogue during this critical moment. We value your thoughts and invite you to share them with us and the entire Nevada community.

To post your thoughts to the exhibition’s gallery screen:
Go to nevadaart.org/inform-the-future and complete the form provided.

Comments will be added to a continuous scroll within 72 hours from receipt and will remain as part of the exhibition. Comments containing profanity or vulgarity will not be included.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
At age 14, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first work of art from his mother’s Portland, Oregon contemporary art gallery, evolving into a lifelong avocation as collector. He began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, the collection exceeds 14,000 works and includes many of today’s most important contemporary artists. It has grown to be one of the country’s largest private print collections. He generously lends work from his collection to qualified institutions. The Foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and has had art exhibited at over 150 museums. Mr. Schnitzer is also President of Harsch Investment Properties, a privately owned real estate investment company based in Portland, Oregon, owning and managing office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states. For more information about the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, please visit jordanschnitzer.org.


Julie and Michael Teel | Raley’s
Volunteers in Art of the Nevada Museum of Art 

Supporting Sponsor

Kathie Bartlett

Additional Support

Quentin Abramo
Rory Higgins and Colby Williams
Dana and Greg Lee
Heidi Allyn Loeb
Katie O’Neill and Chris Gonya

Promotional Partner

Reno-Tahoe International Airport




Art Bite
January 22, 2021 12 – 1 pm

Reigning Queens: Frank Smigiel on Andy Warhol

Art Bite
November 6, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Edgar Heap of Birds on Art and Advocacy

Art Bite
October 9, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Vanessa German on the Cultural Ecosystem of Community

Art Bite
September 25, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Artist Mildred Howard on Women Transcending Boundaries

Art Bite
September 11, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Sounding the Visual: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Early Hip-Hop

August 20, 2020 6 – 7:30 pm

Film: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

Camps for Kids
August 4, 2020 10 am – noon

Virtual Summer Art Camp: People and Places

Camps for Kids
July 28, 2020 10 am – noon

Virtual Summer Art Camp: Identity and Portraits

July 24, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Hung Liu on The World Stage (Virtual)

Camps for Kids
July 21, 2020 10 am – noon

Virtual Summer Art Camp: Pop Culture

Group Tours
July 18, 2020 10 – 11 am

Virtual Family Fun

Camps for Kids
July 14, 2020 10 am – noon

Virtual Summer Art Camp: Color and Pattern

June 26, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Wendy Red Star on The World Stage (Virtual)

Art Bite
April 24, 2020 12 – 1 pm

Curator Walkthrough: JoAnne Northrup on: "The World Stage"

April 18, 2020 10 am – 12:30 pm

Museums as Public Squares

March 26, 2020 6 – 7 pm

"Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace"

March 21, 2020 11 am – noon

Jordan D. Schnitzer and JoAnne Northrup on "The World Stage"

Special Events
March 20, 2020 6 – 9 pm

CANCELED: Shabbat Dinner with Distinguished Guest, Jordan D. Schnitzer

Member Events
March 13, 2020 7 – 9 pm

Members' Preview: "The World Stage" featuring Live Music by Só Sol