• 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.

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

    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

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

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

    11 am – 1 pm | Watch us roll out large-scale prints using an industrial drum roller.

    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. 


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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 »

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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 »

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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