The Lost City Museum will kick off a new exhibition touring the state with a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m.  Thursday, July 26.  “What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition features traditional art and crafts that capture the vibrant spirit of the contemporary powwow, Nevada-style.

As part of the exhibit, personal quotes from the artists reflect the deep spirituality, family values, sense of community and honor prized by powwow artists and participants. The exhibit includes photos and stunning examples of powwow regalia, including a hand drum, rattle, beaded belt, bracelet, moccasins and dance stick.

The Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Program worked with consultants from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Las Vegas Indian Center and the Nevada Indian Commission to develop What Continues the Dream. The exhibition will tour the state for two years as part of the Nevada Touring Initiative. Partner organizations include the Nevada Indian Commission/Indian Territory, Pyramid Lake Museum, Stewart Indian School, Las Vegas Indian Center and Nevada Humanities, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibit includes artwork by Native American artists Wayne A. Burke, Cassandra Leigh Darrough, and Gordon Gibson. Documentary photography is by Ronda Churchill, Lindsay Hebberd, and Bruce Rettig. Folk art objects were created by Kenny Anderson, William Astor, Arlene Austin, Dean Barlese, John Bear, Lynnaya Comas, Cassandra Leigh Darrough, Deanna Domingo, Ryan Dunn, Rebecca Eagle, Adam Fortunate Eagle, Linda Johnson-Comas, Steven Mike, Bobbie Nordwall, Ken Paul, Burton Pete, Angie Quintana, Debra Reed, Michael Rojas and Francine Tohannie.


What Continues the Dream was organized by the Nevada Arts Council, is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The Lost City Museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is located on 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd in Overton. Take Interstate 15 north to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.

For more information, contact the museum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (702) 397-2193 or visit http://nac.nevadaculture.org/dmdocuments/PowwowGalleryNotesLR.pdf