Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 9, 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

    H. Paul Moon on Equus Caballus and Cinematography of the West

    Friday June 10, 2016 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Filmmaker H. Paul Moon discusses his film of Joel Nelson’s “Equus Caballus” currently on view in the exhibition “The Horse.” Join us for the debut screening of his newest short film “Mining the Mother Lode” recited by Andy Hedges, and a discussion about cinematography of the west ranging from equine to landscape.

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

    Support for education and public programs during The Horse comes from Wells Fargo.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday June 10, 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 June 11, 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 | Watercolor Sunflowers
    10 am – 4 pm | Clay Horses
    11 am & 2 pm | Chautauqua Presentation: Kim Copel as Warren Upson on the History of the Pony Express
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    12 – 2 pm | Dress up and take pictures with members of the Pony Express
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor 
    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 June 11, 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: Impromptu

    Sunday June 12, 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 June 12, 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

    Temple Grandin: How Horses and Animals Think

    Wednesday June 15, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    NOTE: This event is now sold out.

    World renowned author, autism researcher, and animal scientist Temple Grandin explores the psychology of animals and how they think in this premiere program associated with The Horse.

    Support for education and public programs during The Horse comes from Wells Fargo.

    $20 General / $15 Museum members

  • Talks

    Temple Grandin: How Horses and Animals Think Live Simulcast

    Wednesday June 15, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    Due to popular response, a live simulcast of the Temple Grandin talk has been extended to the theater.

    World renowned author, autism researcher, and animal scientist Temple Grandin explores the psychology of animals and how they think in this premiere program associated with The Horse.

    Temple Grandin will be signing books following the talk.

    Support for education and public programs during The Horse comes from Wells Fargo. Exclusive sponsorship for the live simulcast is provided by Sandy Raffealli, Bill Pearce Motors. 

     

    $20 General / $15 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 16, 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.

  • Film

    Rural Route Film Festival

    Thursday June 16, 2016 / 6 – 8 pm

    Celebrate the unique qualities, possibilities, and challenges of the rural with the best of 2015’s Rural Route Film Festival entries, ten short films in all. The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Since 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has been centered in New York City, where both founders (originally from Iowa) met working in the film industry.  The content is more relevant every year, tackling some of the most important topics of the day within the slow food movement, global warming/environmental arena, and life sustainability symposium. 

    Media Sponsorship by Reno News & Review. 

    $7 General / FREE Museum members

  • Talks

    David McCamant on Impressionist Painting Techniques

    Friday June 17, 2016 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Join local artist and E.L. Cord Museum School instructor, David McCamant as we explore the painting techniques attributed to American and French Impressionism. From brushwork and composition to light and color theory learn more about how the Impressionists worked with paint to create their signature style.

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

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Nature of Art Celebration at the McCarran Ranch Preserve

    Saturday June 18, 2016 / 10 am – 1 pm

    Note: Due to a small, but impactful brush fire at the McCarran Ranch Preserve, this event has been postponed. New date TBD.

    The Nature Conservancy invites the community to join artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien, Bill Fox from the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment, to celebrate these beautiful habitat-enhancing sculptures one year after completion. Learn how these living sculptures have become part of their surrounding environment and benefited conservation work on the Truckee River. Participants will have an opportunity to work on the sculptures with the artists (gloves and tools provided) and will enjoy remarks from the artists, Bill Fox, and others. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

    For directions and additional information at nature.org/artevent, call 775.322.4990, or email nevada@tnc.org.

    FREE General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 18, 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: Colin Ross

    Sunday June 19, 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 June 19, 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 23, 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 25, 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: The Socks

    Sunday June 26, 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 June 26, 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 30, 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.

  • Film

    Unbranded Film Screening (105 min)

    Thursday June 30, 2016 / 6 – 8 pm

    Four young Cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country’s wild horses.

    $7 General / $5 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