New Changing Exhibit – Hans Meyer-Kassel

NHS Changing Gallery
Hans Meyer-Kassel Exhibit 1872- 1952

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Hans Meyer-Kassel pieces that have not been on public view. This exhibition will be on display from April 23 to July 14, 2018.

The NHS received a generous donation of Hans Meyer-Kassel art and archives from his nephew H. Williams Brooks. A selection of pieces from H. William Brooks Collection are on display in our Changing Gallery. These pieces span Meyer-Kassel’s career and represent several different artistic genres and styles. Many pieces from the NHS H. William Brooks Collection are also on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

In addition to the H. William Brooks Collection, we have six exquisite Native American paintings and pastels by Hans Meyer-Kassel that have never been on public display. These pieces compliment those from the NHS Meyer-Kassel collection displayed on the adjacent wall of our Changing Gallery. The Native American portraits are from Meyer-Kassel’s series of works of Paiute dancers and portraits, including famed Washoe artist Dat So La Lee. These images are taken both from life and photographs from Nixon, Nevada and from historic photographs.

Hans and Maria Meyer-Kassel settled in Genoa, Nevada in 1945 by way of New York, Reno, and Carson City. An internationally renowned artist, Meyer-Kassel’s love of Nevada, its landscapes, and its people is evident in the selection of his finished works, sketches, letters, poems, and photographs on view.

In our museum store, you can purchase the Hans Meyer-Kassel book as well as books about Nevada that no doubt highlight people and places that inspired the Meyer-Kassel family.