• 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.


    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: +

  • 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.


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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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    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