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




Sierra Watercolor Society: A Breath of Fresh Art

May 5 - June 6, 2021

The Sierra Watercolor Society presents a new exhibition of watercolor paintings of landscapes, portraits, animals, and other subjects. All paintings in the exhibition will be available for purchase.

Admission: Free




Great Basin Murders

May 5 - July 11, 2021

A collaborative exhibition of fiber weavings and photography. 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.

Fiber artist Lily Martina Lee has created original pattern weavings using details from each case - transforming statistical data into visual art. The weavings are paired with photographs from the sites where each victim was found, stylistically bridging crime scene documentation and landscape photography. The result is a visually austere illustration of the absense of information that characterizes cold cases and a consideration of violence against women set against the mysterious and beautiful Great Basin Desert. The project also promotes efforts to raise funds for genome sequencing and genetic analysis to identify the Jane Does in the series. 

Admission: $6 adults / $4 seniors & children




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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