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Nevada ‘Folklife’ photo exhibit offered in Spanish at Las Vegas museum

LAS VEGAS — An innovative photo exhibit celebrating cultural identity at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, now is being offered in Spanish.

Find Your Folklife,” or Descubre Tu Folclor,” features images of Nevadans in everyday attire paired with photos in which they embrace their culture and heritage. These photo pairs have been combined on lenticular two-flip panels so that as the viewer approaches, he or she sees just one of the photos. As the viewer passes by the panel, the picture “flips” to the other image. The effect is created by interleaving the images on narrow strips that are refracted through an overlying lens to create the two-flip effect. Each image pair is accompanied by a statement in the model’s own words that speaks to some aspect of cultural community or identity.

The Folklife exhibit is available in Spanish at the museum when visitors use their cell phones to scan a QR code next to each panel; each code links to the person’s story told in Spanish. “Descrubre Tu Folclor” supports the museum’s goal to be inclusive and to provide experiences for the entire community. Other museum exhibits available in Spanish are Eclectic Nevada and Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote, about women’s suffrage.

“We are excited to offer the Folklife exhibit in Spanish,” Sarah Hulme, who manages the museum’s photos and outreach, said. “We welcome everyone to come in and see these images and how Nevadans are expressing their cultural identity.”

“Find Your Folklife,” curated by the Nevada Arts Council Folklife Program, will be on display through February 2022. See it at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. in Las Vegas (on the Springs Preserve campus.) The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. Admission costs $9.95 for adults, $4.95 children ages 3-17, and includes entry into Springs Preserve. Visitors who are not museum members need to book a ticket in advance: tickets be purchased online here.


EDITORS: For an image from the exhibit, click here.

 The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, is one of seven state museums, and is part of the Nevada Division of Museums and History. The Nevada Division of Museums and History preserves, shares and promotes the understanding and celebration of Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage for the enrichment of all generations. Details:

 The Nevada Arts Council is part of the Nevada Division of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Its mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans.