Events

  • Talks

    Carol Nicholson’s Miracle

    Friday April 1, 2016 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Horse enthusiast Carol Nicholson rescued a wild horse foal and nursed her back to health. The horse, named Miracle, is now the Bureau of Land Management’s “poster horse” success story highlighting the Bureau’s wild horse and burro programs.

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 2, 2016 / 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: Teaching with the Altered Landscape Collection

    Wednesday April 6, 2016 / 4 – 6 pm

    Local educators are invited to this FREE special series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). Join educator Marisa Cooper for a presentation, discussion and activity exploring the Museum’s Altered Landscape collection as it relates to teaching and 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 and Switch.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Mark Mackay Band

    Thursday April 7, 2016 / 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday April 8, 2016 / 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 April 9, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy free admission, live performances, hands-on art activities and storytelling in this free monthly program for families.

    SCHEDULE 

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors 
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Sumi-e Ink Horses
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11 am & 1 pm | Taidai Taiko Team Japanese Drum Performance
    12 – 2 pm | Learn about the Pony Express
    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 Sato Foundation, U.S. Bank, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 9, 2016 / 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: Moon Gravy

    Sunday April 10, 2016 / 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 April 10, 2016 / 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.

  • Film

    Black Midnight (1949, 66 minutes, unrated)

    Sunday April 10, 2016 / 3 – 4:10 pm

    Scott Jordan (Roddy McDowall) must tame a wild horse he names Midnight and stand by the horse when he is falsely accused of murder, while his prodigal son works to sell stolen horses. The seldom seen picture, filmed in the windy mountains of Lone Pine California, is directed by famous western director Oscar “Budd” Boetticher.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday April 14, 2016 / 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

    Maria Partridge: Painting Horses

    Friday April 15, 2016 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Reno artist Maria Partridge’s horse paintings are well known in the region. Join Maria for an exploration of the ubiquitous animals inspiring her artwork.

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 16, 2016 / 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.

  • Talks

    The Folk & the Lore: Horses and Stories of the West

    Saturday April 16, 2016 / 6 – 8 pm

    From the creative mind of Jessi LeMay comes the storytelling and narrative filmmaking project The Folk & the Lore. This multimedia project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films, and live storytelling events that will be held regularly at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together, we believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories become part of your own. Join this event for an evening of storytelling and films based on horse stories from the Great Basin. Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday April 17, 2016 / 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 April 17, 2016 / 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.

  • Film

    Just Tony (1922, 70 minutes, silent, unrated)

    Sunday April 17, 2016 / 3 – 4:15 pm

    A cowboy (Tom Mix) seeks revenge against the man who shot him in a bar-room brawl. While searching for him, he comes across a wild stallion that he is determined to capture and break, and unknowingly falls in love with the daughter of the man who shot him. Based on a Max Brand short story “Alcatraz,” Just Tony tells the fictitious story of how Tom Mix acquired his famous film horse, Tony. This film made Tony a national star and a favorite of fans.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday April 24, 2016 / 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 April 24, 2016 / 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.

  • Film

    Sand (1949, 78 minutes, unrated)

    Sunday April 24, 2016 / 3 – 4:20 pm

    Based on a Will James story, Sand is a prized stallion, belonging to Mark Stevens (Jeff Keane) that disappears into the Colorado wilderness (filmed on location in Lone Pine, California) after a train accident. When recovered, Sand has developed a mean streak. Suffering various abuses, the original owner finally regains Sand’s trust.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday April 28, 2016 / 5:45 – 7:30 pm

    Through FREE monthly meetings and workshops early childhood educators are invited to access the Museum’s galleries to explore questions about the dynamic multi-modal learning that results from inquiry–based early childhood learning and creative play. Implications for teaching and learning are integral to the group experience. Pre-meeting gathering in chez louie begins at 4:30 pm.  For additional information please contact Leah Sanders, curriculum coach at UNR.

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday April 28, 2016 / 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

    Ross MacPhee on the Archaeology and Paleontology of the Horse

    Thursday April 28, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    Curator of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Ross MacPhee is the co-curator of The Horse, and an expert in the archaeology and paleontology of horses. Join MacPhee for an exciting look into the long history of horses and their kin.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Talks

    The Art and Artistry of Horsemanship: Josh Nichol

    Saturday April 30, 2016 / 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Extraordinary communication between humans and horses is no more exquisitely expressed than through skilled horsemanship. Sometimes referred to as “horse whispering,” or “natural horsemanship,” Josh Nichol is a world-renowned horseman hailing from Alberta, Canada, who prefers simply to explore the art and artistry of human-horse communication. Bring the family for an introduction to human-horse communication.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 30, 2016 / 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