Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday December 3, 2014 / 4 – 6 pm

    Local educators are invited to this FREE special series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). On December 3rd, join Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education Colin M. Robertson for a discussion and activity on highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection as they relate to English Language Arts, Social Studies and Environmental Science. Followed by a reception with light refreshments from 5:30 to 6 pm. 

    Teacher in-service credit is available for participation in the series. 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 time frame. 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Buster Blue

    Thursday December 4, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Thursday December 4, 2014 / 5 – 8 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Friday December 5, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Talks

    Art Bite: Wildlife Ecologist Kelley Stewart on the History of Conservation and Hunting in North Amer

    Friday December 5, 2014 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    North American wildlife conservation is unique in the world. In the U.S., wildlife belongs to the public and is managed by the state and federal government in the public trust, based on a model of conservation largely established and funded by hunters. Learn about this conservation history in the context of the exhibition Late Harvest.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Saturday December 6, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 6, 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: Truckee River Quartet

    Sunday December 7, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Sunday December 7, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 7, 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: Art and Craft

    Sunday December 7, 2014 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Whether it is with a Matisse or a Picasso, art forger Mark Landis has duped the best of curators with his precise imitations of art masterpieces. Interestingly, the talented Landis never asks for money, but only donates his counterfeits to American art museums. Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, seeking answers to questions on authorship and authenticity; what develops is an intimate tale about human obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday December 11, 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday December 12, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    MUSEUM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday December 13, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    E.L. Cord Museum School Open House
    and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Meet the E.L. Cord Museum School faculty, participate in hands on demonstrations, lunch at chez louie or enjoy local food trucks including Crepes and MoreMellow Yellow and Still Rollin’. All visitors will receive free admission to the Museum, discounts on upcoming classes and are invited to participate in hands-on art projects and storytelling.

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Nevada Fine Arts Pop-Up Shop 
    10 am – 4 pm | Wheel Throwing Demos with instructor, Karen Vetter
    10 am – 4 pm | Drop-in Drawing with instructor, Jerry Stinson
    10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 pm | Watercolor Holiday Cards with instructor, Carroll Charlet
    10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 pm | Mono-Printmaking with instructor, Candace Nicol
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11 am – 1 pm | Visit with Santa!
    12 – 3 pm | Pop-Up Shop featuring work by Casey D. Sibley and Karen Hancock
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
    1:30 pm | Performance by Van Gorder Elementary Honor Choir
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

    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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Pop-Up

    Saturday December 13, 2014 / 12 – 3 pm

    Join us for this personal shopping experience featuring two local designers with international reach. Textile artist Casey D. Sibley creates handmade home goods and accessories in a happy modern style. KarenHancock makes metal jewelry from copper, brass, and sterling silver. Both claim nature’s rhythms and organic simplicity as inspiration. More: caseydsibley.com + kmhmakes.com.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 13, 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: Midnight Fire

    Sunday December 14, 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 December 14, 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: Sign Painters

    Sunday December 14, 2014 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft in an era of technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members / $5 Student

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening CANCELLED

    Thursday December 18, 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

    Picturing Charismatic Megafauna, or Big, Lovable Animals in Art

    Friday December 19, 2014 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Curator JoAnne Northrup leads an expedition through the galleries of the exhibition Late Harvest, exploring ideas about animal lives in art.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 20, 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.

  • Talks

    The Folk & the Lore

    Saturday December 20, 2014 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    From the creative mind of Jessi LeMay comes the storytelling and narrative filmmaking project The Folk & the Lore. This multimedia project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films, and live storytelling events that will be held regularly at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together, we believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories become part of your own. Join this premiere event for an evening of storytelling and films based on the holidays. Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members / $5 Student

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday December 21, 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 December 21, 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE: Christmas Eve

    Wednesday December 24, 2014 / 10 am – 3 pm

    The Museum will close at 3 pm.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: Christmas Day

    Thursday December 25, 2014 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed in observance of the holiday.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 27, 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 December 28, 2014 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 28, 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE: New Year’s Eve

    Wednesday December 31, 2014 / 10 am – 3 pm

    The Museum will close early on this day.


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