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

  • Talks

    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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    Feature Gallery North

    Enrique Chagoya: Reimagining the New World

    through July 8, 2018

    Enrique Chagoya’s provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American popular culture. Chagoya often appropriates the visual tropes... more »

    Included with Admission

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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Randolph Sims: On the Spur of the Moment

    through July 15, 2018

    Randolph Sims helped American Land Artist Michael Heizer use land moving equipment for the first time on Nevada’s Coyote Dry Lake in 1968.  Sims... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada

    through September 2, 2018

    The paintings of Hans Meyer-Kassel (1872-1952) have hung in the castles of kings and the homes of presidents. Still today, decades after his death,... more »

    Included with Admission

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    John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Manet to Maya Lin

    through September 2, 2018

    The Nevada Museum of Art is the largest provider of arts education in the State of Nevada. As such, one of our primary goals... 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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    Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery, Small Works Gallery

    Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat

    through October 28, 2018

    In 2018, the State of Israel marks seventy years since its founding by the United Nations following World War II. For this occasion, the... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    The Nuclear Landscape

    through October 28, 2018

    Nevada’s past and future are closely intertwined with the nuclear history and politics of the United States. Under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department... 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

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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through December 31, 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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    Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Maya Lin: Pin River—Tahoe Watershed

    through December 31, 2018

    For more than two decades Maya Lin (b. 1959) has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks ranging from stand-alone sculptures to room-sized... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg

    through December 31, 2018

    Bloom is an internet-based Earthwork that transforms cold, hard data into an experience of playfulness and unpredictability. A seismograph measures the Hayward Fault’s movements... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Newton and Louise Tarble Gallery

    James Turrell: Roden Crater

    through January 6, 2019

    James Turrell is an artist whose media are light and space, and for the last forty years he has been carefully sculpting the cinder... more »

    Included with Admission

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    E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg

    through January 6, 2019

    A highlight of the E.L. Wiegand Work Ethic Collection, American artist Helen Lundeberg’s History of Transportation traces a progression of labor from the Native... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Art of the Greater West

    through January 6, 2019

    The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection at the Nevada Museum of Art aims to make connections between artistic... more »

    Included with Admission