Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Winners

March 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Children's books take young readers on visual journeys that encourage curiously and imagination with the world around them! Since 1938, the Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Caldecott Medal for excellence in children's book illustrations. The prestigious and coveted medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

This exhibition features the original illustrations and books from Caldecott Medal recipients including the first Caldecott Award recipient Dorothy P. Lathrop (1938) and Maurice Sendak (1964), whose work Where the Wild Things Are was adapted for the big screen. 

Admission: $6 adults / $4 seniors & children


The Great Basin Murders

May 5 - July 11, 2021

A collaborative exhibition of fiber weavings by Lily Martina Lee and photography by Carrie Quinney. The Great Basin Murders are a loose grouping of homicides spanning the 1970s to 1990s in which women were found killed and dumped along the region's highways, most of which are still unsolved today.

Lee creates original weavings using data from each case including height, weight and age estimates as well as the date and GPS coordinates of when and where each of the unidentified victims were located. While this work is an attempt to broach the anonymity of unidentified human remains through devotional craft, the resulting woven panels remain visually austere illustrating the absence of information that characterizes many cold cases. By weaving these shrouds Lee seeks to give each of the victims a gesture of respect not previously afforded to them.

Through digital photography Quinney documents the woven shrouds at the sites where each victim was found, stylistically bridging crime scene documentation and landscape photography. These images position the shrouds as bodies, contextualizing the series in art historical movements considering violence against women from Renaissance and Baroque paintings to contemporary site-specific work, all against the backdrop of the ever foreboding, mysterious, and beautiful Western landscape.

Admission: $6 adults / $4 seniors & children 


Sierra Watercolor Society: A Breath of Fresh Art

May 5 - June 6, 2021

The Sierra Watercolor Society presents a new exhibition of original watercolor paintings. Featuring works on a variety of themes, from landscapes to portraits to animals. All paintings in the exhibition will are available for purchase. Visitors can vote for their favorite painting to win the coveted People's Choice Award.

Admission: Free






COVID-19 Specific Information:
Reduced capacity and restricted access is in place. Masks required and provided for free. Hand sanitizer stations available.


1595 N. Sierra Street
Inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno, Nevada 89503
(775) 785-5961


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