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New collection of Southwest art by Janet Trobough at The Lost City Museum in March

Ripe Fruit by Janet Trobough

The Lost City Museum presents "Collections of the Southwest," a new group of artwork by Janet Trobough in March. The exhibit features expressionist watercolor paintings of Native American women. Decorated gourds are embellished with semi-precious stones and intricate southwestern motifs.

"My artwork in the March show will be all new work that has not been seen at The Lost City Museum before," Trobough said. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Trobough was artistic director for a chain of salons in Oregon, before becoming an artist full time. She moved to Overton and studied under artist Max Bunnell. Her art is in many private collections around the world. Trobough is currently on the board of directors of several local art guilds. In addition to The Lost City Museum, her art can be seen at The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, The Wildhorse Gallery in Overton and Gallery 873 in Kayenta, Utah.

721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040

Open Daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm
(closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)

ADMISSION: $5 per person. Museum members and children are free.

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The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

About the Museum

The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.

The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo- revival style. The museum also served as the park headquarters for the Boulder Dam State Park that was established at Lake Mead.

The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its six state museums. Program include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits and archival library and collections research capabilities. Special public programs are held throughout the year.