Nevada Museum of Art  (at Silver Legacy)
Oct 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Ann Wolfe and David Walker
Nevada Museum of Art (at Silver Legacy)


As the Nevada Museum of Art nears its 90th anniversary in 2021, the institution continues to evolve and embrace its role as the leading visual arts organization in the state of Nevada.   In recent years, the museum has expanded its commitment to serving communities statewide, with ongoing programs in eastern and southern Nevada as well as Reno, that aim to offer meaningful art, cultural and educational experiences to everyone.  While the museum is committed to serving communities throughout our state, it has also made national and international headlines recently for a number of high profile projects.  Join David B. Walker, CEO, and Ann M. Wolfe, Senior Curator and Deputy Director for a presentation about how the future of the Nevada Museum of Art is deeply rooted in its past.

David B. Walker, in addition to establishing an institutional vision and strategic plan, launched the Museum’s internationally recognized Center for Art + Environment; steadily increased the operating budget, permanent art and archive collections, and endowment and has renovated and expanded the current Museum facility.  Previously, he served 11 years as the Dean of Public Programs at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Ann M. Wolfe joined the Nevada Museum of Art in 2006.  She currently holds the endowed position of Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director.  For the past thirteen years, Wolfe has curated hundreds of exhibitions and published numerous books, with an emphasis on Nevada art history.  Exhibitions of note include: Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography (2018); Tahoe: A Visual History (2015), The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State (2014), which brought the Emancipation Proclamation to Nevada for the state’s sesquicentennial.