Private collection on exhibit in Reno
Reno-Tahoe, known for its mix of outdoor recreation and gaming, is also making its mark on the art world with a booming arts and culture district and its newest exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art, The Wynn Collection.
One of the nation’s premier private art collections, The Wynn Collection features 14 paintings from the collection of Steve and Elaine Wynn of Las Vegas, and provides visitors an opportunity to view a selection of masterpieces by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The Wynn Collection will be on exhibit through March 30 at the museum, 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and on Thursdays until 8 p.m. They are closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free for NMA members, $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. For more information call (775) 329-3333 or visit http://www.nevadaart.org.
Highlights of the exhibit include Pablo Picasso’s Le Reve (The Dream) (1932,) a painting depicting Pablo Picasso’s mistress, Marie-Thérése Walter, and Vincent van Gogh’s Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat (1890,) perhaps the most important portrait of a female sitter in van Gogh’s oeuvre. After its presentation at the NMA, the collection will be permanently installed at Wynn Las Vegas, scheduled to open in spring 2005.