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Meaningful art and cultural experiences take many forms. Challenge yourself to learn something new or revisit an old exhibition favorite by exploring selected video highlights below. Find more on our YouTube channel.
Smoke Goddess: Judy Chicago on Land Art and the Desert, In Conversation with Philipp Kaiser
On January 24, 2019, artist and icon Judy Chicago held a conversation with curator Philipp Kaiser at the Museum. During this incredible evening, the two discussed Chicago’s work from the early 1970s and her response to the male-dominated Land Art scene. Chicago’s Atmospheres were pyrotechnic performances with the goal of feminizing the environment and reclaiming the landscape.
Reko Rennie: Always Was Always Will Be
Artist Reko Rennie explores his Aboriginal identity through a broad array of media, including spray paint, prints, sculpture, paste-ups, light projections and site-specific installations. Through his art he provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments. Largely autobiographical, his commanding works combine the iconography of his heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti.
Artist Ugo Rondinone on “Seven Magic Mountains”
Watch renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone discuss his colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains. Located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, the installation features seven fluorescent totems comprised of painted, locally sourced boulders, that stand 30 to 35 feet high. The now iconic project was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art in collaboration with Art Production Fund.
The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State
In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Museum honored the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864. This special show featured historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special four-day presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.