Virtual Reality and Seven Magic Mountains

Join the University Libraries and the Nevada Museum of Art to explore Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains in virtual reality at the Museum with Luka Starmer, Libraries' manager of Student Digital Media Technology for the @One Digital Media and Technology Center.

This project allows event attendees to virtually explore the vibrant sculptures in their actual form and scale, while experiencing the landscape and the people who visit it, all without ever leaving Northern Nevada.

Beyond bringing the piece into virtual reality, this project serves as a valuable archival tool, digitally preserving this captivating work of art in perpetuity, ensuring wider access, and fostering a deeper understanding of the iconic piece. The VR experience will be available in the Nevada Museum of Art's E.L. Cord Museum School during regular operating hours. 

WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2024

TIME: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

COST: $15 General public
FREE for Nevada Museum of Art members and students (with ID)

REGISTRATION: 
Registration is requested in advance. Register to attend by visiting the Nevada Museum of Art events calendar

ABOUT Seven Magic Mountains (Borrowed from Ugo Rondinone's website):

Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is an exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven, 30 to 35-feet high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders.

Visible across the desert landscape along Interstate 15, Seven Magic Mountains offers a creative critique of the simulacra of destinations like Las Vegas. According to Rondinone, the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert, and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Seven Magic Mountains is produced by the Art Production Fund, New York and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. Approximately 10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, the installation site is a short distance from Jean Dry Lake where Michael Heizer and Jean Tinquely created legendary land art works in the 1960s. Many of the project’s public programs will take place at ARIA Resort & Casino, and partner locations in Nevada, including the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Friday, June 21 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nevada Museum of Art 160 West Liberty Reno, Nevada 89501