A+E Programs

  • Talk

    Garden Designer Shirley Watts on Natural Discourse

    Friday April 19, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Garden designer Shirley Watts discusses the collaborative project between The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley and a multi-disciplinary group of artists, writers, architects and researchers who were invited to develop new site specific work in response to the Garden and its extraordinary horticultural collections.

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents Charlie Lazor | FlatPak and Blu Dot

    Saturday September 29, 2012 / 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Join the Black Rock Design Institute for the Saturday keynote lecture of DICE '12 with Charlie Lazor. Principal of Lazor Office, Charlie Lazor's firm has innovated the prefabricated architecture product known as FlatPak, changing the landscape of affordable modern architectural design. Meanwhile, Lazor's furniture company Blu Dot has revolutionized affordable modern furniture.
    Ticket includes admission to hors d'oeuvres reception following keynote lecture.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents Robert Swatt of Swatt|Miers Architects

    Thursday July 19, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Robert Swatt is co-founding Principal of the award-winning Bay Area architecture firm Swatt|Miers, recipient of more than fifty local, regional and national design excellence awards. Among the firm’s most acclaimed projects is the Icehouse, a rehabilitation of San Francisco’s largest pair of masonry buildings, for Levi Strauss & Co., for which the firm received the prestigious National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. AIA and APA Continuing Education Credits Available.

    Networking and social hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5pm. Talk follows at 6pm.

  • Opening Day

    Premiere Lecture: Photographer Edward Burtynsky on Oil

    Saturday June 9, 2012 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Join the Museum in welcoming acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky for the premiere lecture introducing the exhibition Oil. Burtynsky has traveled internationally for fifteen years to chronicle the production, distribution, and consumption of this critical energy source, creating a photographic exploration of the effects of oil on our lives.

    Kids Open Art Studio available. Register now >>

    Exclusive sponsorship of the Premiere Lecture provided by RBC Wealth Management.

  • Members Premiere

    Edward Burtynsky: Oil Members’ Premiere

    Friday June 8, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Members are invited to be the first to view this groundbreaking exhibition of over fifty large-scale photographs by acclaimed photographer Burtynsky. Live music by The Whitney Myer Band. Cash bar available.

    Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card. $5 Kids Open Art Studio

  • Special Events

    Venue Launch Event

    Friday June 8, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Meet Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, co-directors of Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC for the launch of Venue – a portable media rig, interview studio, and forward-operating landscape research base that will pop up at sites across North America through fall 2013.

    In cities, parks, labs, offices, homes, farms, wildlife corridors, and malls across the continent, Venue will meet the innovators, trendsetters, business people, and design practitioners at the forefront of ideas today.

    Presented in collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art and Columbia University GSAPP's Studio-X Global Network Initiative. Funding is provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    This event is free for attendees of the Members' Premiere for Edward Burtynsky: Oil exhibition.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    Black Rock Design Institute and the Black Rock Arts Foundation Presents: Candy Chang | Before I Die

    Thursday May 17, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    In collaboration with the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the Black Rock Design Institute, the Museum welcomes Candy Chang to Reno to present her project Before I Die. Candy Chang is an artist, designer, urban planner, and wanderer who explores making cities more comfortable and contemplative places. She is a TED Senior Fellow, an Urban Innovation Fellow, and was named a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. By combining street art with urban planning, social activism, and philosophy, she has been recognized as a leader in developing new strategies for the design of our cities.

    Join the Museum in welcoming Candy for this lecture, following the installation of Before I Die in Reno.

    Networking and social hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5pm. Talk follows at 6pm.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Artists: The Canary Project's Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris

    Friday May 11, 2012 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris for a discussion of their multimedia installation pieces and archive projects from Landscapes of Climate Change.

    The Art Bite series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Artist: Gail Wight on Hydraphilia

    Friday May 4, 2012 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Artist Gail Wight explores the intersections of art and science in all of her work. Join the Museum in welcoming Wight, as she describes the process and explorations behind Hydraphilia, a time-lapse video installation documenting the growth of physarum polycephalum specimens, more commonly known as slime mold.

    The Art Bite series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Special Events

    Art + Environment: A Visiting Artist Workshop with Gregory Euclide

    Saturday April 7, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Explore the intersection between 2D and 3D with visiting artist, Gregory Euclide. In this one-day work shop students will participate in an artist-guided tour of the exhibition, Gregory Euclide: Nature Out There, followed by instruction and demonstrations in paper molding and image transfer. Students will experiment with their own images and found objects as they create a project to inspire further work, and engage in conversation with Euclide about his art process and ideas.

    Cost: $58 Museum members, $64 non-members. A $10 discount is available to students with a current student ID.

    Click here to sign up for this class.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Artist: Gregory Euclide on Nature Out There

    Friday April 6, 2012 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Gregory Euclide’s intricately crafted sculptural works explore the tension between idealized, picturesque views of landscapes and actual experiences of being in nature. Using traditional methods of landscape painting combined with natural materials and found objects, Euclide constructs three dimensional worlds where pristine notions of landscape meet the reality of our current environment. Meet the artist and learn about the meanings and making of his work.

    The Art Bite series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents Mark Cavagnero | Mark Cavagnero Associates Architecture

    Thursday March 15, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Mark Cavagnero’s architecture has earned wide accolades, most recently the 2012 Firm Award from the California Council of the American Institute of Architecture. Among his recent projects is the redesign of the Oakland Museum of California and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Learn about the wide range of architecture for which Cavagnero’s firm is responsible. Networking and social hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5 pm. Talk starts at 6 pm.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents Urbanized, a Film by Gary Hustwit

    Thursday February 16, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns, as they are in Reno. Please join the Black Rock Design Institute for this special screening and conversation about urbanization in Reno.

    Networking and social hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5 pm. Film starts at 6 pm.

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents David Salmela | Salmela Architect

    Thursday November 17, 2011 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Architect David Salmela has been honored with more than fifty national and regional design awards for his work, and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors bestowed upon architects in the U.S. Yet he never went to architecture school. Learn why Salmela’s design work has been described as “creating a deliberate expression of place and culture through form and materials.” Books available for purchase in the Museum Store. Book signing to follow.

    Networking and social hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5 pm, lecture follows at 6 pm.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Museum’s Founder: Dr. James Church, in Character

    Friday October 21, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Doug Mishler is a master of Chautauqua. Meet him as he performs his newest character, Dr. James Church, and learn about the founding of the Nevada Museum of Art, the advent of snow surveying in the Sierra, and how far the Museum has come in its eighty-year history.

    Art Bites in 2011 are made possible, in part, by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

  • Talk

    Meet the Critic: A Dialogue with Rebecca Solnit on The Altered Landscape

    Thursday October 20, 2011 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    San Francisco-based writer Rebecca Solnit is among the brightest minds illuminating the relationship of people to the places they inhabit. Join Solnit as she participates in a dialogue with Colin M. Robertson, the Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education, examining the ideas central to the exhibition of The Altered Landscape. Solnit is the author of thirteen books and innumerable essays exploring ideas about art and photography, landscape, public life, memory, politics and ecology. She is also contributing editor to Harper’s, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lannan Literary Award.

    This program is generously sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism in collaboration with Nevada Humanities, and funded with generous support by the UNR College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. Cosponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment, in collaboration with UNR's Literature and Environment Program.

  • Conference

    Art + Environment Conference - SEPT. 29 - OCT.1

    Thursday September 29, 2011 / 7:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    The Art + Environment Conference at the Nevada Museum of Art reaches across continents, disciplines, and media to unite a dynamic group of thinkers shaping ideas about human interactions with global environments.

    Each conference registration ticket includes: access to the complete Conference program, complimentary admission to The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment Members’ Premiere and Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 29, Closing Reception, and food and beverage provided during select breaks.

    To qualify for advance registration, conference tickets must be purchased on or before May 13, 2011. General registration is $500 for conference tickets purchased May 14 through September 29, 2011.

  • Conference

    Student Simulcast Lounge at the 2011 Art + Environment Conference

    Thursday September 29, 2011 / 7:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Each Elke Hoppe Youth Advancement Trust Student Simulcast Lounge ticket provides university and college students live video feed from within the Lounge of all A+E Conference presentations and panel discussions, free Wi-Fi access, and admission to all Conference receptions and refreshment breaks during the event, September 29 through October 1, including The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment Members’ Premiere from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, September 29.

    Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Valid student identification must be shown during on-site check-in. The Student Simulcast Lounge is generously sponsored by the Elke Hoppe Youth Advancement Trust.

  • Members Premiere

    The Altered Landscape Members Premiere Hosted by NV Energy

    Thursday September 29, 2011 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Museum members are treated to an exclusive night of live music and cash bar in the atrium as we showcase our signature photography collection. $4 Kids Open Art Studio available. Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card.

  • Art Bite

    CA+E Director Bill Fox on Fog Garden

    Friday July 29, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    The Fog Garden consists of architecturally-designed models of structures used to harvest and cache dew from marine fog approaching the Atacama Desert in Chile. Join CA+E Director Bill Fox for a stimulating investigation of the history and development of the dew harvesting structures on display.

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute Presents Andrea Cochran | Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

    Thursday July 21, 2011 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Join the Museum and BRDI in welcoming Andrea Cochran, principal of the award-winning firm Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, known for her work to sculpt space through a seamless integration of landscape, art and architecture, blurring the line between the natural and built environment. Along with networking and conversation before the lecture, Silver Peak Brewery provides beer beginning at 5 pm.

  • Art Bite

    Greg Martinelli on Reno’s Trash and Waste Management

    Friday June 24, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Photographer Chris Jordan’s exhibition Running the Numbers depicts astronomical statistics about waste produced by Americans. Waste Management, Inc. General Manager Greg Martinelli discusses the trash produced in Reno and what happens to it to illustrate the scope of the problems Jordan’s work addresses.

  • Art Bite

    Center for Creative Photography Curator Rebecca Senf on Ansel Adams

    Friday June 10, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Rebecca Senf, Curator of Photography at the institution housing Ansel Adams’ archives in Tucson, Arizona, discusses the importance of Adams’ work in twentieth century photography.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Curator: JoAnne Northrup on Leo Villareal: Animating Light

    Friday April 8, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Experience Animating Light through a curator’s eyes. Join the Museum in welcoming San Jose Museum of Art Senior Curator JoAnne Northrup for a gallery talk about Leo Villareal: Animating Light, which Nothrup organized. Book signing to follow.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    POSTPONED Gary Hutton | Gary Hutton Design

    Thursday March 17, 2011 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE MUSEUM'S CONTROL THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE INFORMATION TO COME. Gary Hutton is a designer, artist, and principal of Gary Hutton Design, an interiors and furniture design firm based in San Francisco. His work has been widely published in numerous interior design and lifestyle magazines, and his furniture designs are notable for their handmade craftsmanship. Join the Museum and BRDI in welcoming Gary Hutton.

  • Art Bite

    Nolan Preece on Joan Myers’ Photographic Processes

    Friday March 11, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join photographer Nolan Preece for a discussion of Myers’ numerous photographic processes, ranging from handmade platinum and palladium prints to digital archival prints. Joan Myers’ photographs are well represented in the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, including her Western Power and Salt Dreams series recently on display in the Museum, and now highlighted by the Museum’s recent acquisition of Myers’ Wondrous Cold series, on display through April 3. The Art Bite series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Talk

    Opening Lecture: Leo Villareal on Animating Light

    Saturday March 5, 2011 / 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Join the Museum in welcoming internationally-renowned artist Leo Villareal to the premiere of Leo Villareal: Animating Light. The artist, whose work is represented in some of the world’s most prominent museum and gallery collections, invites participants to learn about the nature of light and experience through his dynamic, immersive light sculptures and installations.

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, but there will be a free first-come, first-served simulcast in the Founders Room. Tickets for the simulcast will be available at the admissions desk on March 5 only. Seating is limited.

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Annual Dipper Day, Reno

    Saturday February 26, 2011 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    This popular annual trip, now offered a little later in the morning, provides a unique opportunity to hear and observe the elusive but vocal American Dipper. Participants will be introduced to a bird species specialized in living a semi-aquatic life in swift mountain streams and rivers. From their nictitating membrane (third eyelid), large oil glands, dense plumage, and unique underwater foraging techniques, this bird species is truly a “water ouzel.” The trip will also offer the opportunity to observe other bird species residing along the Truckee River corridor. Please contact Jim to reserve your space at 775-841-6543, grja9@sbcglobal.net

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Winter Waterfowl Tour, Fallon

    Saturday February 19, 2011 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Hunting season will be over, Tundra Swans should be plentiful, and the waterfowl will be in beautiful nuptial plumage, so come enjoy a tour of Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge and Carson Lake. Meet at the refuge office, 1000 Auction Road (just off Williams Avenue [US 50] behind the Speedway gas station) at 9:00 a.m. We plan to be out until mid afternoon, so bring a bag lunch if you’d like to spend the day. Please contact Mike to reserve your space. Leader: Mike Goddard, Stillwater NWR Project Leader. 775-423-5128, ext. 223

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Riverview Park, Carson City

    Saturday February 12, 2011 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    This is the tenth annual Riverview Park winter bird trip. Participants will explore wetland, sagebrush, and riparian habitats on an approximately one-mile easy loop trail. The total number of species observed during the past five years is 35. Some of our more memorable species included a large flock (200+) of Pinyon Jay, Belted Kingfisher, Black-crowned Night Heron, Cedar Waxwing, and a close-up view of a Bald Eagle. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Riverview Park parking lot. Riverview Park is located at the east end of East 5th Street, adjacent to the Carson River. Please contact Nancy to reserve your space. Leader: Nancy Santos, 775-884-1570, nancylas@att.net

  • Talk

    Nevada Rock Art Foundation: The Deep Structure of Pleistocene Rock Art: The "Artification Hypothesis"

    Thursday February 10, 2011 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Using ethological ideas and findings, art historian Ellen Dissanayake considers palaeoarts not in themselves as symbolic objects but as the residue of an evolved human behavior that she calls "artification": a capacity and motivation to deliberately make ordinary things extra-ordinary. A no-host reception and book signing will follow the talk.
    Nevada Rock Art Members can purchase discounted tickets by calling 775.329.3333 or at the Museum’s admissions desk. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Nevada Rock Art Foundation and is supported by: Sunburst Sponsor: Nevada Humanities and Weaver Sponsors: Gnomon, Inc and WCRM, Inc. Image provided by Ekkehart Malotki.

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Raptors in the Nile Valley, Lovelock

    Sunday February 6, 2011 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    The Nile Valley/Big Meadows surrounding Lovelock annually posts the highest raptor numbers for the Great Basin Bird Observatory’s (GBBO) Winter Raptor Count. Hawks, falcons, Great Horned, Barn, and Burrowing Owls, and Golden Eagles are possible. We will view the vast communal raptor and heron roost, and search out any offspring of our resident white Red-tailed Hawk who passed on to that great aviary in the sky last spring. Other species of note could be turkeys, herons, and egrets along the Humboldt River and agriculture fields. Scopes are helpful. Please contact Debbie or Randy at 775-273-3642 or deborahpontius@gmail.com.

  • Film

    Documentary Film Screening: Ghost Bird

    Saturday February 5, 2011 / 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

    Back after technical difficulties, the documentary film Ghost Bird explores a murky Arkansas swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters all on the trail of a phantom bird thought to have been extinct: the ivory-billed woodpecker. A portion of the proceeds of this important film will support the educational initiatives of the Museum and the Lahontan Audubon Society.

  • Art Bite

    Larry Neel on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Conservation Movements

    Friday February 4, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Nevada Division of Wildlife Biologist Larry Neel discusses nineteenth- and twentieth-century conservation movements in the context of John James Audubon’s life and work. Join us for one of the final public programs of the Audubon exhibition! The Art Bite series is funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Art Bite

    Fighting for the Western Birds: Michael P. Branch on the Ornithological Competition of John James Audubon and John Kirk Townsend

    Friday January 21, 2011 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Michael P. Branch, Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be speaking about the relationship between nineteenth-century naturalists John James Audubon and John Kirk Townsend in a talk called “Fighting for the Western Birds: The Ornithological Competition of John James Audubon and John Kirk Townsend” in relation to our current feature exhibition “Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and the Birds of America.” Dr. Branch’s Art Bite explores Townsend’s accomplishments as an ornithologist and writer, and tells the fascinating story of how Audubon deprived Townsend of much of the credit due him. Funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Winter Birds of Reno and Sparks

    Saturday January 15, 2011 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Come join us for a day of discovery! This wonderful winter trip explores the best birding spots within the Reno and Sparks City limits and includes such birding hot spots as Rancho San Rafael Park, Oxbow Nature Study Area, Virginia Lake, Rosewood Estates and others. Families welcome! LAS's Dennis Serdehely leads the walk. Contact Dennis on 775-771-1575 or birders@att.net to reserve your spot.

    Admission is free, but registration is required. Suggested donation to the Lahontan Audubon Society: $5

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute: Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

    Thursday January 13, 2011 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    When Samuel Mockbee took his Auburn University architecture students to rural Alabama to create his Rural Studio, architecture education changed forever. Citizen Architect chronicles his effort to inspire students to use their architecture training to better their communities.

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk: Ducks and Such, Spanish Springs

    Saturday December 18, 2010 / 8:30 am – 9:30 am

    Spend a few hours observing birdlife around Red Hawk Golf Course where there are large numbers of wintering ducks and other birds in the wetlands. Families welcome! LAS's Quentin Browne & Christiane Omer lead the walk. Contact 775-354-2634 or happycpo@aol.com to reserve your spot.

    Admission is free, but registration is required. Suggested donation to the Lahontan Audubon Society: $5

  • Special Events

    Birds & Books with the Lahontan Audubon Society

    Thursday December 16, 2010 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join the Lahontan Audubon Society Birds & Books Group for a discussion of John James Audubon: The Making of an American, and a tour of the feature exhibition. RSVP to Kenn Rohrs at karohrs@charter.net or 775.849.9530. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Museum Store.
    Birds & Books is a FREE event

  • Special Events

    Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk - Crystal Lake, Reno

    Saturday December 11, 2010 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Enjoy a fun and easy beginning aquatic bird walk around Crystal Lake with the Lahontan Audubon Society. Group size is limited and reservations are required. A $5 donation to LAS is suggested.

    Reserve your spot with Linda Badzioch, 775-851-8353, cell 805-610-6575, lbadzioch@pyramid.net.

  • Art Bite

    Wings Over Nevada: John James Audubon Never Saw These Birds

    Friday December 10, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Discover Nevada’s amazing diversity of birds with Alan Gubanich, Vice-President of the Lahontan Audubon Society, who presents a photographic tour of our State’s birds.

  • Talk

    Black Rock Design Institute: Scott Johnson | Johnson Fain

    Thursday December 9, 2010 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Scott Johnson, Design Partner at Johnson Fain, is renowned for numerous building designs including Opus One Winery in Napa Valley and Byron Winery in Santa Barbara County. Having previously worked for Philip Johnson and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Johnson is also the author of Tall Building: Imagining the Skyscraper and The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture.

  • Special Events

    Museum Book Sale

    Friday November 19, 2010 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    From paperbacks to deluxe illustrated volumes, treasures abound at the second annual Museum Book Sale. More than 1,000 books will be offered, with an emphasis on visual and decorative arts. All books will be half price on Sunday. Proceeds from the annual Book Sale support CA+E Library acquisitions and programming. Admission to the Book Sale is FREE Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

  • Special Events

    Museum Book Sale: Ticketed Collectors’ Preview

    Thursday November 18, 2010 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    From paperbacks to deluxe illustrated volumes, treasures abound at the second annual Museum Book Sale. This ticketed collectors’ preview on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 pm, will feature fine and rare volumes. More than 1,000 books will be offered, with an emphasis on visual and decorative arts. All books will be half price on Sunday. Proceeds from the annual Book Sale support CA+E Library acquisitions and programming.

    Sale continues Friday, November 19, 1 to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday, November 20–21, 10 to 5 pm. FREE admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

  • Art Bite

    Robin Powell on Nevada’s Important Bird Areas

    Friday November 12, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Robin Powell, Director of Important Bird Areas Program at the Lahontan Audubon Society, discusses Nevada’s Important Bird Areas, part of a global effort to identify and conserve habitat areas that are vital to birds and biodiversity in Nevada and across the nation. Join the conversation, and then experience Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and The Birds of America.

  • Talk

    Slide Slam at the American Institute of Architects Nevada Conference

    Friday October 15, 2010 / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Interested in architecture and design? Attend this public component of the AIA Nevada Conference, and see a series of short, rapid fire slide presentations about contemporary architecture and design in Nevada.

    FREE Ticket Required / FREE Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum Admissions Desk

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    TALK: Studios Architecture

    Thursday October 14, 2010 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The design philosophy of Studios Architecture joins the natural history and cultural influences of a site with a building program to give emotional and intellectual resonance to the built environment. The Museum and the Black Rock Design Institute welcome Peter Van Dyne of Studios Architecture as a public component of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Nevada Annual Conference.

  • Art Bite

    Artist John Reid on Fishman

    Friday October 8, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    In 1988 Australian artist John Reid captured on film the blurred image of what appeared to be a hominid creature underwater in a remote cave high in the mountains of New South Wales, a region of ancient forest under threat from logging. Join the artist in the CA+E Gallery for a conversation about his creation, at once performance art, media construction, and conservation campaign.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Artist: Binh Danh on Ancestral Altars

    Friday September 17, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Join artist Binh Danh for a fascinating explanation of his “chlorophyll printing” process, and subject matter, in the creation of his haunting photographic images of anonymous victims of the Khmer Rouge.

  • Talk

    San Francisco Chronicle Art Critic Kenneth Baker and Chester Arnold: A Dialogue

    Saturday September 11, 2010 / 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join Kenneth Baker, longtime art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Chester Arnold as they discuss Arnold’s work. Reception following dialogue included in ticket price. Cost: $15/$12 Museum Members; $18 at the door

  • Art Bite

    Yaara Shachnai on Natural Conflict: Photography and Video from Israel

    Friday August 27, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Guest Curator Yaara Shachnai surveys the landscape of Israeli art and artists included in Natural Conflict. Following the Art Bite, join Yaara for an extended dialogue of Natural Conflict in the Reynolds Atrium. Food and drink available for purchase at Café Musée.

  • Film

    Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man

    Saturday August 21, 2010 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Back by popular demand! The Museum will again screen Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man, directed and produced by Olivier Bonin, has won numerous awards, and been called the “only worthwhile documentary about Burning Man.” Playa garb encouraged.

  • Art Bite

    William L. Fox on Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies

    Friday July 30, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    CA+E Director William L. Fox discusses the multimedia work of artist Bill Gilbert, whose map- and performance-based artworks comprise Physiocartographies.

  • Art Bite

    Colin Robertson on Lewis Baltz: In the Desert

    Friday July 16, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Internationally renowned photographer Lewis Baltz is famous for his relationship to the New Topographics movement of the late 1970s, examining ideas about desolation in the post-industrial landscape. He found inspiration for his work in the Northern Nevada landscape on several visits to this region between 1977 and 1986. His series Nevada and Near Reno, along with many of the artist’s works for which he is well known, are included in this new exhibition organized by the Nevada Museum of Art. Curator of Education Colin M. Robertson introduces the exhibition and addresses the influence of the Nevada landscape on his development as an artist.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    Ron Radziner on Marmol Radziner Architecture

    Thursday July 15, 2010 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join Ron Radziner, Design Principal at Marmol Radziner, for an inspiring look at the firm’s work and a lively conversation about the promise of a modern architecture based on principles of sustainable development and community revitalization.

  • Special Events

    Summer Solstice Sun Prints

    Friday June 18, 2010 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Make a sun print on the rooftop in celebration of the Summer Solstice! Erika Blumenfeld’s Moving Light, featured in the Media Gallery, represents photographically the apparent northerly movement of the sun as the earth approaches the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. In celebration of the celestial event, artist and educator Megan Berner leads a sun print workshop for kids and families.

  • Art Bite

    Dan Ruby on the Summer Solstice and Erika Blumenfeld

    Friday June 18, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Learn about the science and art of Moving Light Artist Erika Blumenfeld’s project with Fleischmann Planetarium Associate Director Dan Ruby.

  • Art Bite

    Elliott Parker on Chinese Economics and Yang Yongliang

    Friday June 4, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Join economist Elliott Parker as he explains the Chinese economy central to Views From China: Yang Yongliang and the Modern Metropolis.

  • Special Events

    Bryan Christiansen: Inside the Artist’s Studio

    Friday May 7, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Bryan Christiansen, featured artist in the inaugural exhibition of the Nevada Emerging Artist Series, invites Museum visitors to see his studio where creates the intriguing works of Trophy Hunter. Directions to the artist’s studio will be provided upon ticket purchase online or at the Museum Admissions Desk.

  • Art Bite

    Hunting: Environmental History, Native American Traditions, and Trophy Hunter

    Friday April 16, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Ben Aleck of the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors’ Center, environmental historian Jen Huntleysmith, and artist Bryan Christiansen lead an intimate roundtable discussion of environmental history, Native American traditions, hunting in contemporary American life.

  • Talk

    Artist Lucy Raven on China Town

    Thursday April 15, 2010 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Meet artist Lucy Raven as she discusses her work, the trail she followed, and the complex intertwining of the US and China in an increasingly globalized world. From an open pit mine in East Ely, NV to the Yangtze River in China, Raven shot more than 70,000 photographs to create China Town, now on display in the C A+E Gallery.

  • Black Rock Design Institute

    Black Rock Design Institute: Joseph Tanney | Resolution: 4 Architecture

    Thursday March 25, 2010 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Principal Joseph Tanney discusses the design directives and motivation behind Resolution: 4 Architecture, winners of the Dwell Magazine's Home Design Invitational 2003. Networking and Silver Peak beer from 5 - 6 pm.

  • Art Bite

    Meet the Artist: Bryan Christiansen on Trophy Hunter

    Friday February 26, 2010 / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    Join artist Bryan Christiansen as he leads guests through his premiere museum exhibition Trophy Hunter, an exploration of the rituals of hunting and the innocence of childhood. Explore his work and its many connections to Nevada and the identities of those who live here. These half-hour dialogues invite guests to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries. The Art Bite series is supported, in part, by the Gabelli Foundation.