New Art Exhibit Opens in Reno

University of Nevada, Reno showcases art from ‘post-war Bohemians’ By: Janeen Christoff
New exhibit features art from the ’60s and ’70s. // © 2012 University of Nevada, Reno
New exhibit features art from the ’60s and ’70s. // © 2012 University of Nevada, Reno

The Details

The University of Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno is presenting the “Far Out: The University Art Scene 1960-1975” art exhibit throughout the University’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center through Sept. 9.

The exhibit features a selection of two- and three-dimensional works and related materials, such as photographs, exhibit catalogs and posters, celebrating the accomplishments of the university’s art community. It has been co-curated by well-known local artists Jim McCormick, emeritus professor of art at the university, and Walter McNamara, retired director of the Sheppard Fine Art Gallery. Works by McCormick and McNamara are also featured in the exhibit.

The colorful northern Nevada arts scene of the 1940s and ’50s “post-war Bohemians” continued into the ’60s and ’70s, when the “Far Out” artists of the day took hold. Most of the “Far Out” exhibit can be viewed during regular Knowledge Center hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Additional works are on display in the Special Collections Exhibit Room on the third floor and are available for viewing 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.