Events

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Saturday August 1, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Jill Cohn

    Sunday August 2, 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

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Sunday August 2, 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

  • Film

    Sit, Stay, Ride

    Sunday August 2, 2015 / 3 – 4:30 pm

    This feature-length documentary tells the stories of 15 dogs and their owners, from the military veteran riding cross-country with his dog Hercules to visit war memorials, to European immigrants exploring the open road with their two beagles, it’s a fun movie that combines two things almost everyone will love. Across America, dogs are riding in the open air of motorcycle sidecars, whether on short trips around town or extended adventures on the highway. Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs is a delightful and inspiring documentary film about motorcyclists and their beloved canine co-pilots.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Wednesday August 5, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Wednesday August 5, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sit and Sketch

    Wednesday August 5, 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. FREE

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday August 5, 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 visual learning and the upcoming exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History as it relates 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.

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Thursday August 6, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Thursday August 6, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: The Socks

    Thursday August 6, 2015 / 5 – 7 pm

    Grab a drink and groove to the live music.

    *Please note, the Museum’s 2nd and 3rd floor galleries are closed as we are installing the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History.

    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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Friday August 7, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Friday August 7, 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

    Bob Anderson and Lyndsey Schultz on the Tahoe Rim Trail

    Friday August 7, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Bob Anderson and Lyndsey Schultz take attendees on a virtual tour of the 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail, highlighting connections to the history of the Lake Tahoe Basin and to the upcoming exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History. Includes a preview of the exhibition-themed hikes scheduled in September and October.

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday August 8, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    LITTLE BURNERS

    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 | Nature Prints – Theater Lobby
    10 am – 4 pm | Hula Hoops, Chalk Art and Music – Sculpture Plaza
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    noon | Controlled Burn “Glow Show” and Workshop
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

    *please note, the Museum’s 2nd and 3rd floor galleries are closed as we are installing the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History.

    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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Saturday August 8, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Saturday August 8, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Molly Seals

    Sunday August 9, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Sunday August 9, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Sunday August 9, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Monday August 10, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Tuesday August 11, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Wednesday August 12, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Wednesday August 12, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sit and Sketch

    Wednesday August 12, 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. FREE

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Thursday August 13, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Thursday August 13, 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

    Skeeno in Black & White: Kevin Seconds and the Reno Punk Scene

    Thursday August 13, 2015 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    Join us for an evening of words and film as Kevin Seconds of the internationally-renowned band 7 Seconds reminisces about the early days of Reno’s vibrant and ultra-independent punk and hardcore scene of the early ’80s and his band’s role in it.

    Sure to be both funny and passionate, the night will be rounded out with a screening of 1981’s “7Seconds Goes to San Francisco,” a long-lost underground film by Gary Elam and Jim Deiderichsen. This evening is part of “Skeeno in Black & White & Words: Roots of Punk in Reno 1979-1985,” a Reno punk retrospective exhibition featuring photos, fanzine, flyers and letters at The Holland Project from August 11-September 4, 2015.

    Photos: 7Seconds, 1985, Reno. Photos by Tara Norton.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Friday August 14, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Friday August 14, 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

    Meet the Artist: Katie Lewis

    Friday August 14, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Reno artist Katie Lewis’s work visualizes different kinds of data she compiles about her own life—physical sensations, the number of steps she takes each day—and then transforms the data into visual accumulations of pins, thread, paper, and graphite.

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday August 14, 2015 / 1 – 3 pm

    Seniors are invited to spend the afternoon in the E.L. Cord Museum School. Enjoy a studio art class creating bas-relief clay garden stones along with light refreshments. Art 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. Please note, this month’s session of Art Afternoon will not include a tour as the galleries are closed for the installation of Tahoe: A Visual History.

    Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE YARD SALE

    Saturday August 15, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Saturday August 15, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday August 16, 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

  • Hours of Operation

    ALL GALLERIES CLOSED THROUGH AUG. 21

    Sunday August 16, 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

    Wednesday August 19, 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. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Friday, August 21, the entire museum will be CLOSED to prepare for the Tahoe gala. This includes Chez Louie. The property will re-open Saturday, August 22 at 10 am.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sit and Sketch

    Wednesday August 19, 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. FREE

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Friday August 21, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed in preparation for the opening of Tahoe: A Visual History.  Please join us when the galleries open at 10 am on Saturday, August 22. 

    FREE Museum members

  • Talks

    Maya Lin: What is Missing and Lake Tahoe

    Saturday August 22, 2015 / 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Artist and architect Maya Lin describes her memorial project What is Missing? and its relationship to her commissioned artworks featured in the exhibition.

    $15 General / $10 Museum members

  • Talks

    Overflow Seating: Maya Lin: What is Missing and Lake Tahoe

    Saturday August 22, 2015 / 10:30 – 11:30 am

    A limited number of overflow seats in a simulcast space for the talk by artist and architect Maya Lin are now available. Don’t miss her talk as she describes her memorial project What is Missing? and its relationship to her commissioned artworks featured in the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 22, 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.

  • Member Events

    Members Premiere – Tahoe: A Visual History

    Saturday August 22, 2015 / 6 – 9 pm

    This event is an exclusive benefit to current Museum members.  Meet artists, curators, and scholars contributing to Tahoe: A Visual History, and enjoy live music by the Grammy winning bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers.  Remarks and special acknowledgments at 6:30 pm in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall.  Music at 7:30 pm. Please show a valid Membership card upon entry.

    Hosted by NV Energy

    Entertainment sponsored by Anne Brockinton Lee and Robert M. Lee

    SPECIAL OFFER:  This event is an exclusive benefit to current Museum members.  Renew or purchase a membership now using discount code TAHOE15 and get one additional month of membership free! CLICK HERE

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday August 23, 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 August 23, 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 August 27, 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 6pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1pm; and Sundays at 1pm. Reservations are not needed. Free with admission.

  • Talks

    Premiere: Curator Ann M. Wolfe on Tahoe: A Visual History

    Thursday August 27, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Ann M. Wolfe, Senior Curator and Deputy Director, surveys the greatest hits from 200 years of Lake Tahoe’s visual history in this premiere lecture celebrating the opening of the exhibition.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 29, 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: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday August 30, 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 August 30, 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