“Stop the car, Dad!” at the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center

June 26, 2013

A new exhibit at the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center takes visitors on a photographic journey across Nevada.

“Stop the car, Dad!” is a series of 30 unique color photographs by artist Erik Lauritzen. The exhibit also includes a collection of over 40 vintage cameras dating from the late 1800’s.

While traveling the often deserted roads of Nevada, photographer Erik Lauritzen was captivated by the evidence of human presence affecting the Western landscape. From abandoned military installations to roadside vernacular architecture, the sites Lauritzen photographed reveal a certain irony often underlying everyday encounters in the Nevada desert.

The Sparks Museum & Cultural Center is located at 814 Victorian Avenue, on the corner with Pyramid Way and just off of I80. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, free for members and children under 12. For more information, call (775) 355-1144.

Source: Sparks Museum press release.


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