Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 1, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Special Events

    Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration

    Saturday November 1, 2014 / 7:30 – 11 pm

    Yes, citizens, we’re going to party like its 1864!  Part steampunk ball, part carnival, this celebration of our state’s visionary spirit will be a grand reimagining of the future through the wondrous lens of the past. We’ll view the original Emancipation Proclamation as El Radio Fantastique rouses imaginations with a uniquely antique menagerie of sights, sounds and musical styles. Dress in costume of appropriate flair: think Civil War meets Jules Verne meets the wild subconscious of a boyhood Lincoln. Includes complimentary desserts and savory treats. Additional entertainment by Shovelman and DJ Ezra Croft.  Please note:  Tickets are non refundable, non exchangeable.  Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

    Sponsored by Barrick Gold.  Membership support by NV Energy.  Major support by Camelot Party Rentals and Sands Regency Hotel/Casino.  Media support by KTHX 100.1 FM. Additional promotional support by High Desert Steam.

    Source your costumes from these local partners: PolyEsther’s Costume Boutique, Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot World Emporium, and Neon Dragonfly.

    $50 General / $40 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday November 2, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

    Sponsored by IGT

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday November 2, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday November 5, 2014 / 4 – 6 pm

    Local educators are invited to this FREE special series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). Join Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education Colin M. Robertson for a presentation, discussion and activity based on the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions. A light reception will follow the presentation. Teacher in-service credit is available for participating in the Educator Evenings. Earn 0.5 teacher in-service credit for attending five Educator Evenings and 1.0 credit for attending ten during August 1 through July 31 timeframe. Please check with the State of Nevada to see if credit may be applied to your area of licensure.

    Educator Evenings are sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

  • Group Tours

    Self Guided Tour

    Thursday November 6, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Self Guided Tour

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday

    Thursday November 6, 2014 / 5 – 7 pm

    Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries.

    Sponsorship provided by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company.  Wine Bar sponsored by Total Wine and bottled water donated by Sam’s Club.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Talks

    Art Bite: Dan Ruby on the Astronomy of Stellar Axis

    Friday November 7, 2014 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Join locally-famed astronomical interpreter Dan Ruby from the University of Nevada, Reno Fleischmann Planetarium for an exploration of the astronomy of the South Pole and Lita Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis.

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday November 8, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays: Celebrating Native American Heritage

    Enjoy  free admission and activities at the Museum and participate hands-on art projects and storytelling.

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands on project – Theater Lobby
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands on project – Redfield Learning Center
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, the Leonette Foundation, Mathewson CLAT #5, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, and Western Nevada Supply.

    Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 8, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday November 9, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

    Sponsored by IGT

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday November 9, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Film

    The Frontier

    Sunday November 9, 2014 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Winning numerous awards including Best Feature Film at the 2014 Silver Springs International Film Festival, The Frontier explores the relationship between an aging father and his estranged son.

    Supported by the Mary Bremer Foundation.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday November 13, 2014 / 6 – 7 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Special Events

    4x4x48 Music Video Challenge

    Thursday November 13, 2014 / 6 – 7 pm

    The Holland Project and the Nevada Museum of Art challenged local filmmakers and musicians to create original music videos. Here’s the catch: they had just 48 hours to plan, shoot and edit their videos. Check out the results in the 4x4x48 Music Video Challenge Screening featuring local filmmakers and musicians.

    $5 General / $5 Museum members

  • Special Events

    4x4x48 Music Video Challenge(2)

    Thursday November 13, 2014 / 6 – 7 pm

    4x4x48 Music Video Challenge(2)

    $5 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday November 14, 2014 / 1 – 3 pm

    Seniors are invited to spend the afternoon at the Museum. Enjoy a guided tour and a studio art class along with light refreshments. Monthly tours and projects are designed for participants of all levels of experience and offer an engaging and interactive experience. These monthly sessions are held on the second Friday of each month. Registration is available online or day of.

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors is sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 15, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday November 16, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

    Sponsored by IGT

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday November 16, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Volunteer

    AM Store Volunteer

    Wednesday November 19, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    AM Store Volunteer

  • Volunteer

    PM Store Volunteer

    Wednesday November 19, 2014 / 2 – 5 pm

    PM Store Volunteer

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday November 20, 2014 / 6 – 7 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Talks

    Writer Melissa Milgrom on Late Harvest and Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

    Thursday November 20, 2014 / 6 – 7 pm

    It’s easy to dismiss taxidermy as a kitschy or morbid sideline, the realm of trophy fish and jackalopes or a throwback to the dusty diorama. Yet it is a world full of intrepid hunter-explorers, eccentric naturalists, and gifted museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life. Learn from writer Melissa Milgrom about her fascination with the art form and its relation to the artwork in Late Harvest.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 22, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday November 23, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

    Sponsored by IGT

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday November 23, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Film

    FILM: Watermark

    Sunday November 23, 2014 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky team to co-direct this documentary examining the relationship between humanity and water.

    Supported by the Mary Bremer Foundation.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday November 27, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Nevada Museum of Art is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Black Friday in Midtown

    Friday November 28, 2014 / 10 am – 3 pm

    The Museum Store joins the Creative Coalition of Midtown local shopping extravaganza for a good cause. Donate a pair of shoes for Washoe County School District Children in Transition and receive a shopping pass for deep discounts at participating Midtown businesses, including 20% off select merchandise at the Museum Store. Shop local, #ShopArtfully. Details: creativecoalitionreno.com.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 29, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Moon Gravy

    Sunday November 30, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

    Sponsored by IGT

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday November 30, 2014 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.  Free with admission.


Exhibitions

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    Permanent Collection Galleries

    City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

    through January 7, 2018

    For the first time ever, explore the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through January 7, 2018

    A decade ago, Eleanor Preger never imagined herself taking photographs at Burning Man. Highlights of this Incline Village-based photographer’s work will be on view... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Unsettled

    through January 21, 2018

    Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia,... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through May 11, 2018

    Across the desert south of Las Vegas, Nevada, rises a large, colorful anomaly. Seven colossal stone forms defy gravity with their teetering formations. The... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

    through September 30, 2018

    The fourteen-foot diameter Mylar balloon hanging in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall is a model for a future artwork by contemporary artist Trevor... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through December 31, 2018

    Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on an aerial photograph of the southern Nevada military installation known... more »

    Included with Admission