Discovering Reno Tahoe’s Rock Art

Reno RockRock art is defined as markings, either painted (pictographs) or engraved (petroglyphs) on the surface of rock. Rock art gives unique insight into the culture and world of the artists who created it. Angus Quinlan wrote his doctoral thesis on prehistoric rock art in the Great Basin, is the executive director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, and is a recognized expert on rock art in the region.


Come join us at the Galena Creek Visitor Center Saturday, January 29 from 2-4 p.m.and learn about this remarkable, ancient form of art, and the insights that it can give us into a forgotten world. Angus Quinlan will be giving a slideshow presentation of his research and the work of his organization to document and protect rock art in the Nevada. While you’re here, you may also want to take in our new exhibits, or do a bit of shopping at our gift store.


Advance registration is required. Suggested donation is $5/person. To register for this event, or for more information, please contact the visitor center at: (775) 849-4948 or by email at: The Galena Creek Visitor Center is located at 18250 Mt. Rose Highway through the new north entrance, approximately 25 minutes from downtown Reno.

Stefanie Givens

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