VIRGINIA CITY — The Comstock History Center presents “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada,” featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection. Known for his unflagging commitment to and support of artists, as well as his unswerving faith that the art and artists of Nevada are a valuable resource, Cuchine has acquired an unparalleled personal collection of Nevada art. The exhibit is named for Nevada’s Highway 50, known as “The Loneliest Road in America.” Cuchine is a resident of Eureka, a midway point on the “loneliest road,” where for the last 18 years he has held the position of Director of the Eureka Opera House, a venue that consistently presents northern Nevadans and visitors with first-class entertainment and art.
The exhibit will be at the Comstock history center from June 22 through Aug. 18. Museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Comstock History Center is located at 20 N. East St. in Virginia City. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Curated by Jim McCormick and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada” is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative, Traveling Exhibition Program, and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.