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The City of Reno is a leader in arts and culture. The community has a rich variety of special events, historic buildings, performing arts and galleries. A strong public art program helps sustain and encourage downtown economic development. Cultural diversity and history are embraced and interwoven within the fabric of our city. Discover why we are Artown year round.


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Foreign Bodies - Vesna Jovanovic

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Metro Gallery at City Hall hosts artwork from Chicago based visual artist Vesna Jovanovic.  Foreign Bodies is a series of ink and graphite drawings driven by what may or may not commonly be considered part of the human body. This series of large scale Yupo Scrolls begins as randomly spilled ink that Jovanovic goes over with intricate cross-hatching to formally resemble medical illustration.  Jovanovic’s drawings take into consideration what might enter the body surgically, accidentally, deliberately, violently, or aesthetically driving the question, “What is the different between a foreign body and a familiar body”?  

Jovanovic has a wide and varied background in science and arts as she not only worked in scientific research and development but also pursued a BFA in Studio Art and an MFA in Photography. She has currently been shown in over a hundred different exhibitions and her images are featured in several publications including Science News, Newcity and Time Out Chicago. Jovanovic presently resides as Artist in Residence at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.


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Cultural Master Plan

The City of Reno adopted the Cultural Master Plan in 2012


Around the Arch Blog

Check out Around the Arch, the City of Reno blog, for updates on the arts in Northern Nevada

Reno Art Explorer  


Reno Art explorer is a location-based mobile guide and navigator for artworks in the City of Reno. 

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