Revealing the Object – A Conversation About Making, Protecting, and Imagining Objects

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January 25 – March 7, 2019 
The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 North Virginia Street, Reno
Terma Exhibit Digital Mailer

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, January 25, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 North Virginia Street, Reno

What do an artist, a poet, a curator, and a shaman healer have to say about history, museums, and objects? Join Nevada Humanities for the Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: Revealing the Object – A Conversation About Making, Protecting, and Imagining Objects for a conversation around this question and others, as we help celebrate the inaugural exhibition opening at The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Moderated by Stephanie Gibson, Program Manager at Nevada Humanities and curator of Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere, the Pop-Up Salon will introduce visitors to the exhibition. We will discuss the history of museums and ask how we can use our imaginations to think differently about museum artifacts and institutions. Join us the conversation and get an inside glimpse at the brand-new John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Panelists include:

 Garrett Barmore is the museum curator at the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum, a research and education museum with a collection of over 100,000 objects. Barmore was hired to professionalize and modernize of the 110-year-old museum located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, and is focused on maintaining the historic character of the museum, while updating its capabilities. Barmore received his master’s degree in museology at the University of Washington. 

Sameer Farooq is a Canadian artist of Pakistani and Ugandan Indian descent. His work has been included in exhibitions at institutions around the world, and reviews and essays dedicated to his work have been included in C MagazineThe Washington Post, BBC CultureHyperallergicArtnetThe Huffington PostCanadian Art, and others. He also appeared on the 2018 Sobey Art Award long list, Canada’s preeminent art award.

Jared Stanley is a poet and writer who often works with artists. His primary interest is in the intersection of lyric poetry, the history of landscape and land use, and the vernacular, ever-shifting ground of language as it changes due to migration, environment, and technology. His work has developed from an initial, book-centered writing practice into a formally expansive series of projects which take the materials of reading as a starting point, asking fundamental questions about how typographical forms and environmental occasion of reading shape the reader’s experience of a text.   

Dr. Jeffre TallTrees earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and ran a private practice for close to twenty years. TallTrees was a Senior Teacher for the Four Winds Society (an International School of Shamanism), is currently the Director of Tantra At Tahoe, and is the co-author of three books. She runs a private practice in Truckee, California, and teaches workshops on shamanic practices and the spiritual path of the Andean people.

 

Sameer Farooq & Jared Stanley: Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere.

Free parking for this event at Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex
All events are free and open to all. 

This exhibition and public programs were made possible with the generous support of Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Satre Family Fund, the Marilyn Melton Endowment for the Humanities at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment, School of the Arts, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Friends of The Lilley, the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

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