The Special Collections and University Archives Department at University Libraries along with the University’s Museum of Natural History at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibitCloser to the Land. Closer to the Land is now on display and can be found on the third floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibit features written and visual materials regarding Nevada’s diverse landscapes and wildlife populations from Special Collections and University Archives’ extensive holdings of environmental collections. Additionally, it features several three-dimensional objects including skulls, specimens, and taxidermied mounts from the University of Nevada, Reno Museum of Natural History.
The exhibit focuses on the contrasting environments found in Nevada and the Great Basin, and the relationship of the environment to its living inhabitants including humans, animals, and plants. The beauty and diversity of Nevada has been described as one the nation’s best kept secrets—rather than a “wasteland,” it is a place ripe with beauty and life hidden in the seemingly desolate landscape.
Open M-F 9am-5pm.