Events and Things to do in Reno, Nevada
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Sameer Farooq & Jared Stanley: Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere
February 12 at 12:00 pm - February 22 at 4:00 pm PST
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until March 7, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 7, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 7, 2019
With the opening of a substantial new museum of art at the University of Nevada, Reno and the School of the Arts, the inaugural exhibition of the newly named John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art will be one that contends with the authority of museum exhibition spaces while interrogating the mission and legacy of institutional collection and display practices. The first traveling exhibition, Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere, proposes an imaginative concept of what a museum can become.
Curated by Stephanie Gibson in collaboration with Nevada Humanities, the exhibition features works by visual artist Sameer Farooq and poet Jared Stanley.
Farooq works as a visual artist, educator, designer and director. He aims to create community-based models of participation and knowledge production in order to re-imagine a material record of the present. He uses installation, photography, documentary filmmaking, writing and the methods of anthropology to explore various forms of collecting, interpreting and display.
Jared Stanley is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, “EARS,” “The Weeds” and “Book Made of Forest,” which won the Crashaw Prize for Poetry. His poetry and prose have appeared in many journals, and Stanley’s awards include a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council and the Center for Art + Environment. He is a lecturer for the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of English.
Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday between noon and 4 p.m., Thursday and Fridays between noon and 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Mondays. The exhibition will be on display through March 7.
Note: Until Feb. 25, hours are Tuesday through Friday noon to 4 p.m. until Feb. 22. Visitors need to ring the doorbell at the Church Fine Arts building end of the skybridge. Visitors can also reach us on Instagram @thelilleymuseum or [email protected] for an appointment outside those hours.
To Have and To Hold is The Lilley’s first permanent exhibition in the second-floor collection galleries. It is part of a two-year long exhibition featuring a selection of objects from the museum’s diverse permanent collection of 5,500 works of art from the ancient world through today.
Museum-goers can walk south from the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex along the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center quad or reach the museum through the skywalk connecting the Church Fine Arts Virginia Street entrance to the University Arts Building. The Lilley will be open ahead of the grand opening of the University Arts Building, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22.