Events

  • 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


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