Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings: Lake Tahoe’s Water and Maya Lin

    Wednesday December 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 exploring the theme of water and several works by artist, Maya Lin in 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 sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation. Tahoe: A Visual History educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson.

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Thursday December 3, 2015 / 5 – 8 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Friday December 4, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Talks

    Shelley Fisher Fishkin on Chinese-American History and Lake Tahoe

    Friday December 4, 2015 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Stanford University professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin examines the role Chinese workers played in the creation of the trans-continental railroad that made Lake Tahoe accessible to visitors in the nineteenth century.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Saturday December 5, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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: Molly Seals

    Sunday December 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Sunday December 6, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Do your holiday shopping during this annual sale, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for every art lover on your list! From locally-made bags and jewelry, to the Museum’s incomparable books, the entire store is on sale. Members receive 20% off, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 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 December 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

    Bill Fox on Historical Mapping and Early Sketches of Lake Tahoe

    Thursday December 10, 2015 / 6 – 7 pm

    Bill Fox, Director of the Museum’s Center for Art + Environment, takes us on an exploration of the early cartographic depictions of the Great Basin and Lake Tahoe.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Talks

    Contemporary Spotlight: Erika Osborne

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

    Learn about Erika Osborne’s commissioned work and ideas about the trees and forests surrounding Lake Tahoe, including fire management efforts and the relationship of forests to the health of the lake’s hydrology.

    Educational and public programming sponsored by Dorothy Lemelson

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday December 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

  • Talks

    The Folk & the Lore: Stories of Lake Tahoe

    Friday December 11, 2015 / 6 – 8 pm

    Originally scheduled for Thursday, November 19, the Stories of Lake Tahoe event has been rescheduled for Friday, December 19 at 6pm.

    The Folk & the Lore focuses its attention on Lake Tahoe and brings together a handful of live and digitally recorded storytellers to share their interesting, compelling, funny, and poignant tales.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Free Admission, E.L. Cord Museum School Open House and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday December 12, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    E.L. CORD MUSEUM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

    Children and families will be enjoy faculty demonstrations in the E.L. Cord Museum School, free hands-on art activities, a visit from Santa, storytelling and a docent guided tour. Come to the Open House and register on-site for a Museum Class to save 20%!

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Museum School Pottery Demonstrations
    10 am – 4 pm | Make a Snowflake Ornament
    10 am – 4 pm | 3-D Paper Ornaments
    10 am – 4 pm | Drop-in Drawing with Museum School Faculty
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm | Watercolor Holiday Cards
    11 am – 1 pm | Visit with Santa
    11:30 am | Van Gorder Honors Choir – Holiday Performance
    12 – 3 pm | Museum Store: Made in Tahoe Pop-up Shop
    1 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    1 – 4 pm | Woodblock Printed Holiday Cards
    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.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Made in Tahoe Pop-Up Shop

    Saturday December 12, 2015 / 12 – 3 pm

    Celebrate Tahoe with a personal shopping experience at the Museum Store featuring three regional artists: Truckee-based potter Andy Blanchard, Tahoe watercolor artist Barb Kallestad, and jewelry designer Casey Wold.  

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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

    Sunday Music Brunch: Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday December 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 December 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 December 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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 December 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 December 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE – Chez Louie

    Thursday December 24, 2015 / 9 – 10 am

    Chez Louie will be closed all day Christmas Eve in observance of the holiday. The restaurant will re-open at 10 am Saturday, December 26.

    FREE General

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE – Christmas Eve

    Thursday December 24, 2015 / 10 am – 3 pm

    The Museum will close at 3 pm. Chez Louie, the on-site restaurant, will be closed all day in observance of the holiday.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED – Christmas Day

    Friday December 25, 2015 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed in observance of the holiday.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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.

  • Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE – New Years Eve

    Thursday December 31, 2015 / 10 am – 3 pm

    The Museum will close at 3 pm.


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