Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Guitar Woody and The Boilers featuring Melanie Hammond

    Thursday July 2, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Judith Rocky

    Sunday July 5, 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 July 5, 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 July 9, 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

    JoAnne Northrup and Betsabee Romero: A Dialogue About En Transíto

    Thursday July 9, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Mexican artist Betsabee Romero discusses themes of delight, history, food, and literature that inform the installations in her exhibition En Transíto in a dialogue with Director of Contemporary Art Inititatives, JoAnne Norhrup. Learn about the themes of magical realism that inform her artwork commemorating the life and work of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the themes of Latin American life and art informing her installations.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

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    Art P.E. with Leilani Schweitzer: Let’s Talk About Color, Baby!

    Friday July 10, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Reno artist Leilani Schweitzer makes extraordinary installations using deceptively simple materials: last season’s paint chips from paint manufacturers. Come hear about the inspiration for her work, and the evolution of her thinking about color. You might learn how to see better.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday July 10, 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.

    Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday July 11, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    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 | Relief Printing Patterns
    10 am – 4 pm | Japanese Koi Kites
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 2nd Floor
    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 Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 11, 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.

  • Talks

    The Folk & The Lore: Something from Nothing, Stories of the Creative Process

    Saturday July 11, 2015 / 6 – 8 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 creative process: “Something from Nothing”. Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday July 12, 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 July 12, 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

    Even Though the Whole World is Burning

    Sunday July 12, 2015 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    The film explores the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin. Now in his 87th year, Merwin has dedicated over three decades to preserving and regenerating native plants and palms on a 19-acre site on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Called the Merwin Conservancy, the preserve holds the most comprehensive private collection of palms in the world, with over 800 species. These tangible actions for the environment go hand-in-hand with his poetry, offering important insights for an era marked by environmental degradation, human disconnect with natural processes, and rapid climate change.

    Screening is followed by a reading with poet Jared Stanley celebrating the poetry of W.S. Merwin in the Prim Theater Lobby. Cash bar available. Special appearance by the film’s associate producers, Edward Morris and Susannah Saylor.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 16, 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.

  • Film

    Architecture & Design Film Festival

    Thursday July 16, 2015 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    Celebrate architecture and the built environment with the Museum and the Black Rock Design Institute through a series of fun and interesting short films exploring architecture and urban design. Networking hour with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery at 5pm. Films follow at 6pm.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Talks

    Connecting with Nature in an Urban Environment

    Friday July 17, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    The Nature Conservancy collaborated with Downtown Project, Iowa State University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas designers to build a 120-square-foot parklet in Las Vegas. The parklet—a tiny intervention called “The Waiting Game” in the downtown district—is a public place for relaxation and enjoyment that transforms a parking space at 180 South 6th Street, near Carson Avenue, into a slice of public urban space where people can come into contact with nature through the parklet’s plantings, have a picnic, play a game, and learn about nearby natural areas and wildlife through concrete engravings. Learn about this project, and join a conversation about how to do more of this kind of innovative place-based creative expression in Reno.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 18, 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 July 19, 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 July 19, 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.

  • Special Events

    MidTown Art Walk

    Thursday July 23, 2015 / 4 – 9 pm

    The annual Midtown Art Walk showcases the unexpected culture of our city’s midtown district. By pairing artists with local merchants, this event stirs up senses with a variety of art, food and live performances. Walk through one of the unique shops and take wonder in the work of local photographers. Or enjoy a meal at the distinct eateries while listening to talented musicians.

    Enjoy free admission and extended hours at the Nevada Museum of Art.

    For a full map of the 2015 Midtown Art Walk, please click here.

    FREE General

  • Talks

    The Ecologies of Erika Harrsch’s Monarch Butterflies

    Friday July 24, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Before Erika Harrsch’s exhibition The Butterfly Paradigm closes, join UNR lepidopterists (butterfly scientists) for a discussion of the ecology, habitat, behaviors, and challenges facing Monarch butterflies as a species, a key element of her artistic practice.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Vegas Magazine presents An Evening Benefiting the Nevada Museum of Art

    Saturday July 25, 2015 / 8 – 10 pm

    NOTE: This event takes place in Las Vegas, NV.

    Join Vegas Magazine in celebration of the Summer Art Issue featuring artist J.K. Russ. The evening’s festivities benefit the Nevada Museum of Art.

    Where: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas // P3Studio | Level 3, Eastside | 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

    About: $25 event donation benefiting the Nevada Museum of Art.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday July 26, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sit and Sketch

    Wednesday July 29, 2015 / 1 – 4 pm

    Join E.L. Cord Museum School instructor, Jerry Stinson, in a fun and casual setting exploring basic drawing materials. Weekly drop-in drawing sessions inside the newly renovated E.L. Cord Museum School will give participants of all ages an opportunity to experiment with a variety of dry media, sketch from arranged still lifes or to draw freely. Participates are welcome to bring personal sketchbooks, though drawing materials and paper will be provided. Reservations are not necessary. 

  • Talks

    State of the Arts

    Wednesday July 29, 2015 / 1:30 – 6:30 pm

    This forum will convene members of the arts community to generate meaningful discussion surrounding the state of the region’s cultural anchors, and to identify areas of opportunity. Panel discussion from 1:30 – 5 pm, followed by a reception from 5 – 6:30 pm.

    Sponsored and co-presented by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Thursday July 30, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    All galleries will be closed today for the installation of Tahoe: A Visual History, opening to the public on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  The Museum Store, chez louie and the E.L. Cord Museum School are open during normal business hours. 

    FREE General

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Friday July 31, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    All galleries will be closed today for the installation of Tahoe: A Visual History, opening to the public on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  The Museum Store, chez louie and the E.L. Cord Museum School are open during normal business hours. 

    FREE General

  • Talks

    Lee Gibson on Reimagining the Virginia Street Corridor

    Friday July 31, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Efforts to connect creative communities through art, design, and transit are blossoming across the country, and Reno-Sparks is doing similar work right in line with these nationwide efforts. RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson talks about the creative threads informing the Virginia Street Corridor transit project to improve community access to the creative districts near Midtown and Downtown Reno.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members


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