A Legacy Revered

Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada

  • La Concha Motel

    Las, Vegas, Nevada

  • First Church of Christ Scientist

    Reno, Nevada

The Architect

Nicknamed the “Architect of the Stars”, Paul Revere Williams’, FAIA, work is often under-recognized even though he is associated with several architectural icons in Los Angeles, Reno and Las Vegas.

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The Photographer

Janna Ireland is an artist and educator whose work explores family life; her architectural photographs are shadowy and conjure a moody richness inviting viewers to consider how architectural spaces may have been experienced.

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The Exhibition

Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada focuses on Williams’ work in Nevada through the photography of contemporary artist Janna Ireland.

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Where in Nevada

Experience Paul Revere Williams’ buildings in person at locations across Nevada.

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Essays, books and other archival resources

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Major Sponsors

The Jacquie Foundation

Kim Sinatra + Family


Blanchard, Krasner & French | Angela and Mark Krasner

Nancy and Harvey Fennell | Dickson Realty

Kristi Overgaard | ONIYA

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank

Sandy Raffealli | Bill Pearce Motors

The Phil and Jennifer Satre Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Supporting Sponsors

Kathie Bartlett

Tammy and Michael Dermody

Drs. Shonda and Julian Hardman

The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation

NV Energy Foundation

Karyn and Lance Tendler

Additional Support

Friends of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada Humanities


Katie O’Neill and Chris Gonya

Media Sponsor

PBS Reno

Vegas PBS

This exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and curated by Carmen Beals. We thank spokesperson Claytee White, scholarly contributors Alicia Barber and Brooke Hodge, and community partners: Our Story, Inc., KME Architects, LGA Architects, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Las Vegas. Special thanks to The Neon Museum for additional collaboration.


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