“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” takes a different approach to presenting a famous artist, taking a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. The exhibition runs through October 20, 2019.

The exhibition is organized in sections that run from her early years, when O’Keeffe crafted a signature style of dress that dispensed with ornamentation; to her years in New York, in the 1920s and 1930s, when a black-and-white palette dominated much of her art and dress; and to her later years in New Mexico, where her art and clothing changed in response to the surrounding colors of the Southwestern landscape.

“Georgia O’Keeffe: The Faraway Nearby from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico” is a companion exhibit until September 22, 2019. The beauty and elegance of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico paintings were prompted by the intimacy of her experience with the Southwest’s natural forms, especially in relationship to her paintings of the landscape surrounding her home at Ghost Ranch. Further from home, she made repeated camping trips to draw and paint at three extraordinary sites in the Southwest.

The Nevada Museum of Art is located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno. There is free parking next to the museum and more available nearby. Go to “Where to Park in Downtown Reno” for details.

Source: Nevada Museum of Art

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You are “Never too old for Gold” at the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games. The Games feature a series of competitions loosely organized in Olympics fashion, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers in each event. The Summer Games will run from August 16 through August 31, 2019. The finale is a closing ceremonies luncheon at McKinley Arts & Culture Center in Reno. Participants compete by age group and must be 50+.

Registration is now open for both individuals and teams. The basic fee is $30, plus an additional fee for each event. Get more details about registering from “2019 Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games.” Here are the events…

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Skills
  • Beanbag Baseball
  • Billiards – 8-ball
  • Blackjack
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cribbage (Card Game)
  • Croquet
  • Fitness/Weightlifting
  • Fly Casting
  • Go Karts
  • Golf Tournament
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Minnesota
  • Obstacle Course
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Walk Race

The goal of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games is to promote fitness programs and activities for Reno area seniors. Sponsors are the City of Reno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee, other public agencies and private businesses.

It may still be summer, but the traditional school year for 2019-2020 begins on Monday, August 12. You can learn about important dates for this session from “Washoe County School District Calendar: 2019-2020 School Year.”

Your student(s) vaccinations must be up-to-date before they can be enrolled with the Washoe County School District. Learn more about vaccination events and other information about obtaining immunizations for your children from “Student vaccinations for the Washoe County School District.” Contact the Washoe County School District for more information.

There are still lots of family friendly activities happening around the Truckee Meadows in August. Among these are Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe, Reno Aces baseball, the Duck Race and Festival, Reno 1868 FC soccer, and lots more. See what’s up at “August 2019 Events and Activities in the Reno Region” and on the NewToReno events calendar.