Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday September 2, 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 through historical paintings from Tahoe: A Visual History as they relate to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. A light reception will follow the presentation.

    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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Long Gone

    Thursday September 3, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Tyler Stafford

    Sunday September 6, 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.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday September 6, 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 September 10, 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

    Gene Hattori on Native American Baskets of Lake Tahoe

    Friday September 11, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Curator of Anthropology at the Nevada State Museum, Dr. Gene Hattori discusses their extensive collection of works by the important Washoe weaver Louisa Keyser (Datsolalee).

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday September 11, 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 September 12, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Local Landscapes

    Inspired by the exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History, children and families will create artworks inspired by the West and the Lake Tahoe region while enjoying free hands-on art activities, performances, storytelling and a docent guided tour.

    SCHEDULE
    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 6 pm | View the Wells Fargo Stage Coach
    10 am – 4 pm | Torn Collage Landscapes
    10 am – 4 pm | Western Watercolor Sunsets
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    12 & 1 pm | Western Songs and Trick Roping with Tumbleweed Tex Weir
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    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. Generous sponsorship for today’s program was provided by Wells Fargo.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    SOLD OUT: Tahoe Rim Trail Association Hike: Echo Summit/Echo Lake

    Sunday September 13, 2015 / 9 am – noon

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. 

    Explore scenic locations in a series of guided hikes presented in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Nevada Museum of Art. Long-time Museum docent, experienced trail builder and crew leader, Bob Anderson will reveal and discuss scenic highlights along the trail as they relate to the artists and artworks featured in the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes three-days in advance of the scheduled hike.

    Echo Summit/Echo Lake: Group will meet at the TRTA office in Stateline. Directions will be provided to registrants 2-3 days prior to hike. Hikers will look at and discuss the photography of Charles Weeds as it relates to Johnson Grade and Hawley Grade. A short drive to Echo Lake trail head will then start the 3-mile round trip hike and an exploration of the work of artist Anne Brigman and her work in Desolation Wilderness.

    For more information on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association please click here.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Danny S.

    Sunday September 13, 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.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday September 13, 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 September 17, 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

    Art Historian Alfred Harrison on Lake Tahoe’s Nineteenth-Century Artistic Heritage

    Thursday September 17, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Curator of nineteenth-century painting Alfred Harrison surveys painters whose iconic works have never before been on view together in the same exhibition including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, William Keith, John Ross Key and William Marple.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Talks

    Alfred Harrison on Albert Bierstadt’s Lake Tahoe Paintings

    Friday September 18, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Nineteenth-century painting scholar Alfred Harrison discusses the many paintings by Albert Bierstadt of Lake Tahoe and Collis P. Huntington’s commissioned painting of Donner Lake.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday September 20, 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.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday September 20, 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.

  • Symposium

    D.I.C.E. 2015: PLAY

    Thursday September 24, 2015 / 2 – 6 pm

    D.I.C.E. ’15 brings together creatives, artists, and designers for a series of talks by speakers whose work explores ideas about play in design, including award-winning public artist Roman de Salvo, design thinker and Pinterest Brand Design Manager Everett Katigbak, and landscape architect Kevin Conger. A curated selection of local video presentations will explore playful ideas for urban interventions on the downtown Reno ReTrac “lids,” and ideas for revitalizing this downtown area as Reno rebounds. A reception follows the afternoon’s events.

    2pm Roman de Salvo

    3pm Everett Katigbak

    4:15pm DICE PLAY Competition

    5pm Kevin Conger

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday September 24, 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

    Architect Wright Sherman on the Tahoe City Transit Center

    Friday September 25, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Join architect Wright Sherman for a look at the Tahoe City Transit Center and a discussion of Lake Tahoe with an eye toward the future.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 26, 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: The Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday September 27, 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.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday September 27, 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

    SOLD OUT: Tahoe Rim Trail Association Hike: Mt. Rose Wilderness

    Wednesday September 30, 2015 / 9 am – noon

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

    Explore scenic locations in a series of guided hikes presented in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Nevada Museum of Art. Long-time Museum docent, experienced trail builder and crew leader, Bob Anderson will reveal and discuss scenic highlights along the trail as they relate to the artists and artworks featured in the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes three-days in advance of the scheduled hike.

    Mt. Rose Wilderness: Group will meet at Mt. Rose Summit parking lot. TRTA will provide truck and drive to assist with a car shuttle up to the service road radio towers. Hikers will enjoy a 2.5 mile downhill trek to Snow Pond. Discussions will include the history and photography of Dr. Frederic Church and the geology of the Mt. Rose area. A TRTA truck will meet the group at Snow Pond to shuttle hikers back up to retrieve vehicles.

    For more information on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association please click here.

    $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