Nevada Museum of Art presents: Maya Lin: Pin River—Tahoe Watershed

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty St. Reno
$10 - $8 Student/Senior - $1 children 6-12 - Free for members

A large-scale wall installation made from thousands of straight pins showing the perimeter of Lake Tahoe and its tributaries. Straight pins have long been used as markers on maps to signify the location of the viewer or the site of a specific place or event. By aggregating thousands of custom-made pins into maps of large-scale geographic features, Lin reverses our standard notion of figure to ground. Viewers begin to realize how rivers and lakes actually consist of many thousands of individual incidents of rain and snow, flood and drought, pools and waterfalls, bays and inlets.

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