Art and culture

Stephanie Serrano

“Unsettled,” the Nevada Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, forces attention away from traditional art spaces, like New York, and brings an emphasis to works created in the West. Our Reporter Stephanie Serrano checked out the exhibit and has this story.

At a recent talk at the Nevada Museum of Art, a theater full of community members welcomes JoAnne Northrup, the curator of the exhibition.

PHOTOS: Eldorado Great Italian Festival 2017

Oct 10, 2017
Alexis Harris

The 36th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival provided the taste, performance and culture of Italy to the Biggest Little City over the weekend. Our reporter Alexis Harris captured this year's experience.

Folkloric Ballet Creates Connection To Ancestry

Sep 15, 2017
Reena Gupta

Folkloric ballet is a traditional Latin American dance that focuses on local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Reno Youth Radio reporter Veronica Garcia explores the significance of Mexican folkloric ballet and expresses her love for dance.

Folkloric ballet is not just for a good time, but a good way to learn more of history.

"Like many forms of art, dance is a special way people can represent something, even from their past," Garcia says.

The male dancers wear silver suits and the female dancers wear long, colorful dresses.

Paul Boger

The Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert attracts 70,000 people each year. Our reporter Paul Boger is there and took these photos of the artwork on the playa.

Local Folklórico instructor Sarah Perez doesn’t have an age limit, she teaches children as young as three years old to adults.
Reena Gupta

Artown has been operating for over two decades, but this is the first year it is offering Spanish programming. KUNR reporter Stephanie Serrano explores that content and some of the challenges the festival and local artists face reaching out to the Latino community. Serrano is with Noticiero Movil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Instructors Spencer Allen (left) and Connor Fogal (middle) work with camp participant Logan Mason (right).
Natalie Van Hoozer

Teens have been participating in an inclusive street art camp for Artown, where artists with disabilities and without disabilities work together to create sculptures for public spaces. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer stopped by to find out more.

Yama Rongomas

Nevada’s non-profit arts and culture organizations accounted for more than $471 million in economic activity, and 10,000 full-time jobs in 2015.

Nevada Museum Of Art Offering Bilingual Gallery Tours

Dec 23, 2016
Krysta Scripter

The Nevada Museum of Art is now hosting bilingual gallery tours as part of its ongoing Latin art initiative. To learn more, our contributor Krysta Scripter, with Noticiero Movil, took the first tour.

Tony Tinoco led the tour for about ten  guests. He is the community programming and outreach manager at the museum.

"The goal is, of course, having more people and reflecting that diversity from the city into our galleries and with our visitors."

Juan Acuna, a bilingual UNR student, was one of the first participants.