NMA curator JoAnne Northrup to move to Kansas City
JoAnne Northrup announced on social media on June 30 that she had left the Nevada Museum of Art. She plans to move to Kansas City to serve as Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Northrup founded the NMA’s contemporary art program in 2012. Prior to moving to Reno, she worked at the ZKM Center for Art + Media in Karlsruhe, Germany and the San Jose Museum of Art.
Zoe Bray’s exhibition tour to resume in French Basque country
Reno artist Zoe Bray’s exhibition “Face to Face”—a collection of portraits of Basque Americans—will open in Maule, France on July 10. Before the exhibition’s world tour was interrupted by the pandemic, it was shown in Reno, Boise, Basque provinces in France and Spain, and the Basque Museum in Bayonne, France. After this summer’s show in Maule, the series will travel back to Nevada, where it will be on view in CCAI’s Courthouse Gallery in Carson City.
First-ever TMCC art BAs graduate
In June, Katelyn Brooke and Megan Horner became the first-ever Truckee Meadows Community College students to receive their BAs in art. They were part of the “3+1” program, run in partnership with Nevada State College. Under the program, students first earn an AA and a third-year certificate from TMCC, then study remotely with NSC for a year to complete the BA. (Their degrees are in Visual Media with a Graphic Arts & Media Technology emphasis and are technically conferred by NSC.)
Brooke and Horner walked at both TMCC’s commencement ceremony in Reno and at NSC’s in Las Vegas. TMCC Graphic Arts and Media Technologies Department Chair Ron Marston and Professor Dan Bouweraerts traveled to Las Vegas to attend the graduates’ second ceremony.
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