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Cowboy poetry the theme of Nevada Museum of Art exhibit

Come to The Nevada Museum of Art for the feature exhibition “Between Grass and Sky: Rhythms of Cowboy Poem” through May 17. The exhibition is part of a jointly developed exhibition between the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev.

The complementary exhibition, “Between Grass and Sky: Trappings of a Ranch Life” will be on exhibit at the Western Folklife Center through Aug. 29. Working together, and in celebration of the 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the two organizations created joint exhibitions that evoke a range of experiences central to life in the American West. Both exhibitions are designed by Nik Hafermaas of UeBERSEE Design in Los Angeles and are intended to present opposite, yet balanced perspectives as part of the overarching exhibition.

The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8 p.m.

This exhibition of contemporary artwork by artists such as Karen Kitchell, Adam Jahiel and Theodore Waddell, offers fresh insight into the varied experiences arising from life in rural and ranching communities. Inspired by the widely celebrated poem Grass—written by legendary Texas poet Buck Ramsey—Rhythms of a Cowboy Poem features a selection of contemporary artworks combined with the spoken voices of renowned cowboy poets.