TAHOE: A Visual History
Most of us who love Lake Tahoe first experienced the beauty of the landscape through the eyes of an artist.
No doubt we saw a painting in gallery - or a photo in a ski magazine - and were inspired to make the first visit. That first visit turned into a second, and before we knew it, we were head over heels in love.
Whether your love of “The Lake” motivated you to move to the area, bring your kids to the family cabin each summer, or to drive up as often as your schedule allows, it is a pleasure to recall the beauty that initially inspired you. Immerse yourself in panoramic landscapes, sail on turquoise waters, and soar to breathtaking mountain views. Experience Lake Tahoe like never before –through the eyes of the artists.
Lake Tahoe has inspired countless painters, photographers, architects, weavers, and sculptors over the last two centuries, and the Nevada Museum of Art has gathered the works of 175 artists into the first major art exhibition dedicated to Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region.
TAHOE: A Visual History spans over two centuries of cultural and creative production related to the Lake Tahoe. This historic show features more than 400 artworks, including native basketry of Lake Tahoe, historical mapping and early sketches, historical paintings, architecture, 150 years of Lake Tahoe photography, and newly commissioned pieces from contemporary artists.
The exhibition runs August 22, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at the Nevada Museum of Art. If you’re visiting Lake Tahoe, spend an afternoon and travel for this powerful and inspiring exhibit of Lake Tahoe artwork and historical artifacts. See Lake Tahoe come alive, artfully.
Getting there: The Nevada Museum of Art is located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno, approximately 90 minutes from South Lake Tahoe.