Nevada Humanities.

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Nevada Humanities provides opportunities for Nevadans to explore, experience, engage, and understand the world around them. We create programs and support projects that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the investigation of ideas that matter to Nevadans and their communities.

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Doom Towns: The People & Landscapes of Atomic Testing
Written by: Nevada Humanities

Nevada Humanities presents the exhibition Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing on view March 31 through May 26, 2016, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, located at 1017 S. First Street, #190, in downtown Las Vegas. Doom Towns features the work of Las Vegas-based historian Andy Kirk and artwork by UK-based artist Kristian Purcell, from a new graphic history about the history of atomic testing forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2016.

A project three years in the making, the works featured in the Doom Towns exhibition bring together an exciting confluence of art and narrative to illustrate – and elucidate – this critical time in our nation’s history. Purcell, a traditionally trained artist, experimented with different forms and mediums in an effort to reconcile his artistic style to function in the graphic novel format. At the same time, Kirk, a professor of history and director of the Public History Program at the...

May Salon: An Evening with Kay Ryan
Written by: Nevada Humanities
Join Nevada Humanities for an evening with our special guest, former United States Poet Laureate, MacArthur Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan. Ryan will be in conversation with Reno's current poet laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier. The Salon will include a 30-minute conversation, followed by a book signing.  
Kay Ryan will be reading from her works at the...
Online Nevada Encyclopedia: A Story of Encounters
Written by: Nevada Humanities

The story of encounters between the indigenous communities and non-native inhabitants of Nevada is complex and varied. Within decades of the first recorded meetings of Euro-American explorers and the native tribes of the Great Basin, Nevada became a U.S. territory and then a state. Very quickly, its native peoples faced a rapidly changing environment in which it became a challenge to continue...