Events

  • 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


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