The Nevada Museum of Art
presents Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag, on view through February 22, 2009. Arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulationsyielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.
From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag assembles nearly 5,000 American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the worlds leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented in Long May She Wave comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of the American heritagerevealing the history, culture, and political climate of the United States.
Additional support provided by American Family Insurance and AT & T Nevada, together with the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Our sponsors have proudly underwritten free admission for retired and active military personnel and their families throughout the exhibition.