Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 / 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 Betsabeé Romero: En Tránsito and Erika Harrsch: The Monarch Paradigm – Migration as Metaphor as they relate to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. Followed by a reception with light refreshments from 5:30 to 6 pm.

    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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Mark Sexton Band

    Thursday June 4, 2015 / 5 – 7 pm

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

    Sponsorship provided by Barrick Gold of North America, wine bar sponsored by 1864 Tavern, hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company.  

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 6, 2015 / 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: Mel Wade

    Sunday June 7, 2015 / 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 June 7, 2015 / 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

    Born To Fly

    Sunday June 7, 2015 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken noses, BORN TO FLY offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 11, 2015 / 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

    Tamara Kostianovsky on After Goya

    Friday June 12, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Join artist Tamara Kostianovsky for a presentation about her installation, After Goya, inspired by a still life painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya, and the history and culture of Jewish Argentina.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday June 12, 2015 / 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

    Barrio Block Party and Hands ON! Second Saturday

    Saturday June 13, 2015 / 10 am – 4 pm

    Join us for a blowout summer kick-off block party! Enjoy a free day at the Museum, live performances, food and craft vendors and hands-on art projects. Watch as we create original woodblock prints using an industrial asphalt roller. Make colorful tissue paper flowers and papel picado and enjoy the sounds of live music! Activities run from 10 am – 4 pm. FREE admission to the Museum continues until 6 pm.

    FOOD
    St. Lawrence Pizza Co. | Lazy Sundae | Tacos el Chino

    FUN
    Tissue Paper Flowers and Papel Picado | “Trunk Show” Photo Booth | Drop-in Drawing in the E.L. Cord Museum School | DIY Mini-Piñatas with The Holland Project

    MUSIC
    1:30 and 3 pm | Live Music by Ritmo Ardiente
    Amplified Entertainment to provide music all day!

    MEET THE ARTIST: ERIKA HARRSCH
    Enjoy a performance artwork by Erika Harrsch hourly and view the exhibition Erika Harsch: The Monarch Paradigm – Migration as Metaphor on the 2nd floor.

    “STEAMROLLER” PRINTMAKING WITH THE INKHEADS
    11 am – 1 pm | Watch us roll out large-scale prints using an industrial drum roller.

    ART MART VENDORS
    Casey D. Sibley Art + Design | Meridian Press | UNR Ink Heads | Copper Cat Studio | Glenda Jordan Ceramics | Dane Meier Pottery | Riverside Art Studios | Casa Katalina | Faith Colors | Henna Blessings | Dreams to Reality Pottery | Eko Kreations | Designs by Daylene | One Big Tree Designs | Reynolds Photography | Elevation Hoops | Dandelion Botanicals

    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 Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Additional sponsorship to support the Barrio Block Party and the El Arte Initiative is provided by NV Energy. Steamroller Printing made possible with support from Granite Construction and Clark and Sullivan. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    No Guided Tour Today

    Saturday June 13, 2015 / 1 – 2 pm

    Please join us at the Museum’s Barrio Block Party today. Admission is free along with live music and activities. There will be no public tour offered on this day. 

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday June 14, 2015 / 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 June 14, 2015 / 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 18, 2015 / 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

    AIGA Presents: Ken Carbone: “Successful Entrepreneurship by Design”

    Thursday June 18, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Start-ups are all the rage, but for every Warby Parker, GoPro or Uber success, there are thousands of “Friendster” gravestones out there. How does today’s entrepreneur balance risk and rewards? What defines a successful brand? Why is design the key to winning?

    At twenty¬five, Ken Carbone chose to “roll the dice” and started a design business in New York City. Now almost forty years later that same entrepreneurial spirit drives the Carbone Smolan Agency, resulting in a world class clientele ranging from start¬ups to legendary institutions. Ken’s highly visual presentation reveals the fundamentals: what it

    takes for designers and businesses to collaborate, sustain success, and have fun doing it every single day.

    Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, he is among America’s most respected graphic designers, whose work is renowned for its balance of substance and style. Under his design ethos to unify, simplify, amplify, Ken has built a reputation for creating outstanding design programs for a world-class clientele that includes W Hotels, Morgan Stanley, Christie’s, Tiffany & Co., Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Canon U.S.A., and celebrated institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and the Musée du Louvre. Ken is the author of The Virtuoso: Face to Face with 40 Extraordinary Talents, published by Stewart Tabori & Chang. The book’s emphasis on human achievement in all walks of life reflects his wide-ranging curiosity. He is also the co-author of “Dialog”: What Makes a Great Design Partnership, a book that celebrates his 35-year collaboration with business partner Leslie Smolan. Ken frequently speaks to audiences across the country about the value of strategic design and communications in the corporate, consumer and cultural sectors, and has lectured at both business schools and art colleges. Ken is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is a featured blogger for Fast Company magazine as well as Huffington Post. A member of the prestigious Alliance Graphique International (AGI) and the AIGA, the professional association for design, Ken’s work has been recognized by the AIGA, Print, Graphis, Idea, Communication Arts, ID, and the New York Art Directors Club. He is a recipient of the 2014 AIGA Medal, awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. Ken is also an accomplished guitarist and says he might give it all up one day to play with Amanda Palmer.

    $15 General / $12 Museum members

  • Talks

    Larry Mitchell on 1 Degree Centigrade

    Friday June 19, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Australian artist Larry Mitchell talks about his large-scale paintings, sketchbooks, and ephemera in 1?Centigrade, an exhibition documenting the South Pacific island communities he’s spent his career depicting in his art.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 20, 2015 / 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: Colin Ross

    Sunday June 21, 2015 / 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 June 21, 2015 / 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

    Most Likely to Succeed

    Sunday June 21, 2015 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    Our education system was perfectly designed…to prepare workers for routine jobs that no longer exist. As we try to out-drill and out-test Korea we are leaving millions of young adults ill-prepared, uninspired and lacking the skills they need to thrive in an innovation economy. Most Likely to Succeed takes an unflinching look at the American school system, and how the system came to be.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    CANCELLED: Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 25, 2015 / 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

    Wine Tasters Dinner: A Tour of the Napa Valley with chez louie

    Thursday June 25, 2015 / 6:30 – 9 pm

    This event is now sold out.

    Join chez louie’s head chef and a special guest sommelier for a three-course dinner and wine journey. Guests will enjoy a menu inspired by California’s Napa Valley and will savor the rich flavors of hand selected wines from the Napa Valley region in an intimate setting.

    Preregistration is required and is non-refundable. Event is limited to 24 registrants. Price is inclusive of tax and gratuity.

    $75 General / $70 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 27, 2015 / 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 June 28, 2015 / 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 June 28, 2015 / 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