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Nevada exhibit’s a deep look at Lake Tahoe art

Gregory Kondos’ “Emerald Bay” is part of the exhibit.
Gregory Kondos’ “Emerald Bay” is part of the exhibit. Nevada Museum of Art

One of the nation’s natural wonders gets an unprecedented tribute at the Nevada Museum of Art through Jan. 10.

“Tahoe: A Visual History” shows the lake through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers and sculptors. The museum organized the historical survey exhibition of art spanning from Native American crafts to contemporary imaginings. It covers the lake, Donner Pass and the surrounding Sierra with more than 400 objects in six categories:

▪  “Historical Painting: Lake Tahoe in the 19th Century” – works from when the lake first became known around the country. More than 60 artists are represented, including Albert Bierstadt, Edwin Deakin, Maynard Dixon, Thomas Hall, John Ross Key and Lorenzo Latimer.

▪  “Native Basketry of Lake Tahoe” – the largest collection of Washoe baskets ever assembled, including works by Scees Bryant, Lena Dick, Sarah Mayo and Louisa Keyser (better known as Dat So La Lee).

▪  “Historical Mapping and Early Sketches” – day journals and sketches by the likes of John C. Fremont, John Muir and Cyrenius Hall.

▪  “Contemporary Artists Visualize the Future” – works of those both inspired by the lake and determined to preserve it, including Chester Arnold, Russell Crotty, Matthew Day Jackson and Maya Lin.

▪  “150 Years of Lake Tahoe Photography” – among those included are Ansel Adams, Eadweard Muybridge and Charles Leander Weed.

▪  “Architecture of the Lake: 1900 to the Present” – from log cabins to modern hotels and homes designed by Frederic DeLongchamps, Frank Lloyd Wright and others.

For a full schedule of talks and presentations with this exhibition, see nevadaart.org. (160 West Liberty St., Reno; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, to 8 p.m. Thursdays; $10 general, $8 seniors/students, $1 children 6-12, free children 5 and under)

Elsewhere

The Norwegian singing-songwriting duo Nico & Vinz (Kahouly Nicolay Sereba and Vincent Dery), best known for their monster hit “Am I Wrong,” debuts at Harrah’s Tahoe on Saturday, Oct. 24. (7:30 p.m.; modified GA with limited assigned seating, underage patrons welcome if accompanied by an adult over 21; $18; Ticketmaster)

Cache Creek brings in Los Huracanes Del Norte, multi-Latin Grammy nominees with more than 50 albums. (at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23; $49 general admission, $55 reserved; cachecreek.com).

The MontBleu gets a jump on Halloween with its popular annual Freakers Ball, a party at four locations in the casino and with $10,000 cash and prizes, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. ($35; Ticketmaster).

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