TAHOE: A Visual History
TAHOE: A Visual History is the first comprehensive exhibition to survey artworks related to Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, and the surrounding Sierra region. The 488-page book was co-published by Skira Rizzoli and the Nevada Museum of Art, and internationally distributed by Random House. It is available for purchase at the Museum Store and select area bookstores, as well as internationally on Amazon.com.
San Francisco designer Kit Hinrichs, co-founder of Pentagram, designed the 488-page hard-cover book. Nevada Museum of Art Senior Curator/Deputy Director Ann M. Wolfe authored the publication, along with noteworthy scholars:
Dr. Kevin Starr, California Historian | Catherine Fowler, Great Basin Anthropologist | Marvin Cohodas, art historian | JoAnn Nevers, Washoe elder | Alfred Harrison, California Art Historian |William L. Fox, Director, Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art | Colin M. Robertson, Nevada Museum of Art Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education.
The book serves as the definitive survey of art about the Lake Tahoe region. Several of the artworks included in this publication have never before been published in any major book or catalogue.
NATIVE BASKETRY OF LAKE TAHOE
Features the largest collection of Washoe baskets ever assembled, including examples from Scees Bryant, Lena Dick, Louisa Keyser (Datsolalee), and Sarah Mayo.
HISTORICAL MAPPING AND EARLY SKETCHES
The first American explorers to the West mapped the region and documented their impressions of Lake Tahoe in journals and sketches. Features maps and journals of John C. Frémont, John Muir, and Charles Preuss.
HISTORICAL PAINTING: LAKE TAHOE IN THE 19TH CENTURY
By the late 19th century, word of Tahoe’s beauty had spread and artists flocked to romanticize it. This section features more than 60 artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Edwin Deakin, Maynard Dixon, Thomas Hill, John Ross Key, and Lorenzo Latimer.
150 YEARS OF LAKE TAHOE PHOTOGRAPHY
From the earliest days of photography, Tahoe has beckoned photographers to its scenic vistas. Features both early and contemporary works from several artists including Ansel Adams, Anne Brigman, Elizabeth Carmel, Alfred Hart, Peter Goin, Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, and Charles Leander Weed.
ARCHITECTURE OF THE LAKE: 1900 TO THE PRESENT
A thorough survey of historic log structures to sustainable contemporary buildings. Celebrates the diversity of Tahoe architecture through the work of Bernard Maybeck, Frederic de Longchamps, John Maniscalo, Julia Morgan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others.
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS VISUALIZE THE FUTURE
The Nevada Museum of Art brings together works by contemporary artists, all of whom are inspired by the Tahoe region and concerned for its future. Artists include Chester Arnold, Russell Crotty, Matthew Day Jackson, Maya Lin, Richard Long, Lordy Rodriguez, Phyllis Shafer, Nick Van Woert, and others.