Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Relativity

    Thursday October 1, 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

  • Talks

    Michael Branch on John Muir’s Tahoe Journal

    Friday October 2, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Dr. Michael Branch, one of the foremost scholars of John Muir’s journals, discusses Muir’s 1888 visit to Lake Tahoe and the journal on display in the exhibition.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 3, 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 RimTrail Association Hike: Donner Summit

    Sunday October 4, 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.

    Donner Summit: Group will meet at the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead on old US40. A 3/4 mile hike will lead the group to a scenic overlook of Donner Lake. Hikers will look at the work of Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, Timothy O’Sullivan and will enjoy learning more about the history of Donner Pass and Donner Lake. We will explore the areas that the artists referenced did their work, then hike another 3/4 mile to see the site-specific installation “Circle” by Richard Long.”

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

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Mel Wade

    Sunday October 4, 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 October 4, 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

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday October 7, 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 turn-of-the-century art and design in Tahoe: A Visual History as it relates 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 sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation. Tahoe: A Visual History educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 8, 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

    Meet the Artist: Phyllis Shafer

    Friday October 9, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Painter Phyllis Shafer calls the Lake Tahoe Basin home. Learn how Lake Tahoe and its surroundings have influenced her plein air paintings.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday October 9, 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

  • Special Events

    Performance: “…the river flows, shaping a changing landscape…”

    Friday October 9, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    The Museum commissioned composer Jean-Paul Perrotte to create a new work and “…the river flows, shaping a changing landscape…” is the 10-instrument result.  Experience the aural landscape of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River then enjoy dinner* at chez louie following the premiere performance of this original musical work.

    *Dinner not included in ticket price. For dinner reservations, please call chez louie at 775.284.2921

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday October 10, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

    Celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día del los Muertos, participants will enjoy a cultural presentation, interactive performance, storytelling and hands-on art activities. Participants will be invited to contribute to a group altar honoring the souls of loved ones and will explore the Mexican tradition of papel picado.

    SCHEDULE
    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Calavera Skull Masks
    10 am – 4 pm | View and add to a community Altar
    10 am – 4 pm | Papel Picado
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    1:00 pm | Performance: Aztec Dancing and Folklorico with Danza Azteca Aztlán 
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    2:30 – 4 pm | Film Screening: Book of Life

    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. Additional support for the Museum’s El Arte Initiative is provided by NV Energy.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 10, 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: Reno Sax Man – John Graham

    Sunday October 11, 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 October 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Tahoe Rim Trail Association Hike: Van Sickle Bi-State Park/Kingsbury Grade

    Wednesday October 14, 2015 / 9 am – noon

    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.

    Van Sickle Bi-state Park/Kingsbury Grade: Group will meet in Van Sickle Bi-state park at the trailhead. TRTA van will shuttle group to the Kingsbury South trailhead. A 3.5 mile (mostly downhill) hike will include discussions on the history of Kingsbury Grade and the Van Sickle family.

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

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 15, 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

    Curator Ann M. Wolfe on Early Lake Tahoe Photography

    Thursday October 15, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Join Ann M. Wolfe to examine how Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass photography came of age concurrent with the settlement of the American West and played a role in defining how America’s newest frontier territories were imagined.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Talks

    Cancelled: Alan Hess on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Designs for the (Unbuilt) Lake Tahoe Summer Colony

    Friday October 16, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    CANCELLED: Due to a medical emergency, the speaker for Friday, Alan Hess, is unable to participate in the Art Bite program. The Nevada Museum of Art apologizes for the inconvenience. 

    Architecture historian Alan Hess explores the unbuilt architectural heritage of Lake Tahoe including Frank Lloyd Wright’s speculative 1923 designs for a summer colony on Emerald Bay.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 17, 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 October 18, 2015 / 10 am – 2 pm

    As part of the community-wide Reno Bites week, a “people’s choice” Bloody Mary competition will accompany chez louie’s renowned live music brunch, the perfect aperitif to Tahoe: A Visual History. Museum visitors receive 10% off at chez louie for this one-day only event. Museum members receive an additional 10% savings, a total of 20% savings. Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

     

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 22, 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

    Lordy Rodriguez on Drawing Lake Tahoe

    Friday October 23, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Lordy Rodriguez’s large-scale drawing explores the visual language of cartography and ideas about the lake’s place in the memory and imagination of visitors and residents alike.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 24, 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

    Electric Wagon Train

    Saturday October 24, 2015 / 7:30 – 11 pm

    Live music by Mighty Dave | DJ Damien/Smudge | Materialized

    Westward Whoa!  It’s manifest destiny with a digital twist, a wilder, more whimsical West where the pioneering spirit is taken to fantastical new extremes.  Equal parts Steampunk ball and surreal saloon, this imaginative evening will feature a live performance by San Francisco’s Le Cancan Bijoux and a free screening of American Astronaut, a western space musical produced and starring Cory McAbee.  Dress in costume of appropriate flair and help us reinvent history. Ticket includes desserts and savory treats. 

    Membership support by NV Energy. Hosted by Barrick Gold of North America.  Promotional support by High Desert Steam and Polyesther’s Costume Boutique.  After Party hosted by 1864 Tavern.

    $50 General / $40 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday October 25, 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 October 25, 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 October 29, 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

    Marvin Cohodas on the Native Basketry of Lake Tahoe

    Thursday October 29, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Scholar Marvin Cohodas discusses Washoe basketry in the early twentieth century as it relates to the “basket craze” of the time. Special attention is given to Washoe weaver Louisa Keyser (Datsolalee) and Abe and Amy Cohn who marketed her baskets nationally.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Special Events

    E. L. Wiegand Foundation presents Bring Your Native Baskets

    Friday October 30, 2015 / 12 – 4 pm

    Bring your native baskets to the Museum where a panel of prominent experts will help identify and describe the object’s origins. Panelists include Brian Bibby, Marvin Cohodas, Catherine Fowler, Gene Hattori, and SueAnn Monteleone. Bring as many baskets as you like.

    FREE General Admission and basket event participation exclusively sponsored by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 31, 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