Tilting the Basin Exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Tilting the Basin:
Contemporary Art of Nevada

920 S. COMMERCE STREET HOURS: WED – SUN / 10 am – 6 pm | FRIDAYS until 9 pm

FREE Admission provided by MGM Resorts International.

The Art Museum at Symphony Park (AMSP), the group advancing a future art museum in Las Vegas, and Reno-based Nevada Museum of Art, the state’s only accredited art museum, have partnered to present an exhibition showcasing the most significant contemporary artists living and working across Nevada today. Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada bridges the divide between Northern and Southern Nevada communities, providing a broad overview and deep understanding of the most accomplished work being created by more than thirty artists living and working in the Silver State. The exhibition is co-curated by Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup; and Las Vegas-based art advisor Michele C. Quinn, owner of MCQ Fine Art, LLC.

Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada opened to much acclaim in northern Nevada, showcasing the vibrant creative fabric binding the Silver State. On the heels of the wildly successful Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains, co-produced by Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund, a dialogue emerged about the future of visual arts across the state. To further develop that conversation, Nevada Museum of Art and members from the Seven Magic Mountains Las Vegas committee envisioned an exhibition that would look inward, and celebrate the serious work being generated by talented artists spanning the Great Basin. Those discussions led Quinn and Northrup to curate Tilting the Basin. Concurrently, The Art Museum at Symphony Park effort was underway in Las Vegas, and AMSP president Katie O’Neill, along with Nevada Museum of Art Executive Director and CEO David Walker, crafted a plan to bring the exhibition to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas

Chris Bauder

Mark Brandvik

JW Caldwell

Matthew Couper

Gig Depio

Justin Favela

Sush Machida Gaikotsu

Shawn Hummel

Wendy Kveck

JK Russ

David Ryan

David Sanchez Burr

Sean Slattery

Brent Sommerhauser

Brent Holmes

Krystal Ramirez

Rachel Stiff


Megan Berner

Rebekah Bogard

Galen Brown

Erik Burke

Nate Clark

Tim Conder

Joseph DeLappe + Pete Froslie

Russell Dudley

Jeffrey Erickson

Jen Graham

Ahren Hertel

Katty Hoover

Eunkang Koh

Nick Larsen

Katie Lewis

Sarah Lillegard

Omar Pierce

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Premier Sponsor: Stacie Mathewson and Doors to Recovery

Lead Sponsor: Wayne and Miriam Prim

Major Sponsor: Jacqueline Black

Supporting Sponsors: Maureen Mullarkey and Steve Miller; Nevada Arts Council; The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank

Sponsors: Kathie Bartlett; Elaine Cardinale; Barbara and Tad Danz; Dolan Law, LLC; Tammy M. and Brian E. Riggs; Sari and Ian Rogoff

Media Sponsors: Getaway Reno-Tahoe; Juxtapoz Magazine; KUNR Reno Public Radio; Nevada Magazine; Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Tahoe Quarterly; Western Art and Architecture