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150 Year Truckee Donner Railroad Celebration - Zhi Lin: Chinese Railroad Workers of the Sierra Nevada

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Name: 150 Year Truckee Donner Railroad Celebration - Zhi Lin: Chinese Railroad Workers of the Sierra Nevada
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the Nevada Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the art of Zhi Lin, who has spent much of his career making artworks that recall the sacrifices of Chinese migrant workers in the Sierra Nevada. The completion of the railroad - which linked the United States from east to west - is often celebrated as the grand achievement of America's Manifest Destiny and the 19th-century rallying cry for westward expansion of the United States.

Zhi Lin's mixed-media canvases, video installation, and watercolor paintings honor the nearly 1,200 Chinese workers who lost their lives to accidents, avalanches, and explosions in treacherous Sierra terrain near Donner Summit. While names of most railroad workers have been lost to history, Zhi Lin is part of a growing group of artists and scholars working to weave their stories into America's broader historical narrative. Media Sponsor KUNR Reno Public Radio.
Location:
Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty St. Reno, NV 89501
Date/Time Information:
Wednesdays- Sundays 10am - 6 pm
Thursdays 10am - 8pm
Contact Information:
Amanda Horn
Fees/Admission:
$10 General Admission $8 Student/Senior (ages 60 and up) $1 Children 6 to 12 years FREE Children 5 and under FREE Nevada Museum of Art Members FREE High school students with valid school I.D.
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