First Lady Presents, Melissa Melero-Moose

It seems in Nevada, the topography and terrain stretching across our state naturally reflects, without effort, the diversity and history of its people. From urban cities to rural communities, from lush grass valleys to snow-peaked mountain ranges, from 5th generation Nevadans to this land’s indigenous inhabitants for millennia, adaptation to environment is evident everywhere we look.

Northern Paiute artist, Melissa Melero-Moose addresses the history of adaptation and transformation, in both society and nature, not only in her own exquisite paintings, but also in her curatorial and educational work as founder of the Great Basin Native Artists collective.

Paired with this topic of land, adaptation, and transformation, the Nevada State Museum invites you to learn about the ecosystem of desert adaption with the Curator of Natural History, George Baumgardner, during their July Curator’s Corner presentations at the museum 1:00 to 3:00 pm, July 6 and 20.

Together as Nevadans, let us study the past, honor the present, and envision the future.
This month, it is my pleasure to present… Melissa Melero-Moose!

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