The Nevada Museum of Art is currently showing an exhibition created by the World War 2 Museum in New Orleans called "Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War 2." The exhibit tells of the special unit in the war that was tasked with deception. Using inflatable fake tanks, pre-recorded radio chatter, and other illusions, they misled the German army about where troops were stationed. Several members of the unit went on to careers in art, including the painter Ellsworth Kelly and the fashion designer Bill Blass.
To tell us about the exhibit and other current works at the Nevada Museum of Art, we welcomed NMA's Marketing and Communication Director Rebecca Eckland to the show.
This episode of Renoites is the first in a series of shorter episodes, designed so that you can listen and learn without having to dedicate a full hour to the topic. Most "Renoites Shorts" episodes will only be 10-20 minutes long.