“University of Nevada, Reno Art Professor Bob Morrison passed away in his home on Dec. 16. Funeral services are scheduled for today at 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 501 California Ave. Family members have requested donations to the Churchill Arts Council Foundation Scholarship Fund or the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Endowment Fund, rather than flowers.

UNR’s art department is planning an additional gathering to celebrate Morrison’s life. Organizers plan to post details on the Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries Instagram page once they’re confirmed.

UNR’s Special Collections archive contains a few photos likely to spark some fond memories.

Bob Morrison works on a metal sculpture, circa 1980.

Related article: In memory of Robert Morrison by Tamara Scronce, Reno News & Review, Jan. 3

Bob Morrison works on a project, circa 1980.

Related article:  Bob Morrison’s obituary from the Reno Gazette Journal

Bob Morrison and Matt Theilen discuss a photo shoot, 2005.

Related article: Taking the heat, Kris Vagner, Reno News & Review, 2005

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Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s editor in chief. In former lives she was a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. She’s been writing about Nevada art and culture since 2004. More at www.krisvagner.com.

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