Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 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.

  • Special Events

    Rodeo Poet Paul Zarzyski: Steering With My Knees

    Saturday July 2, 2016 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    Join us as rodeo poet, recording artist and former bareback bronc rider, Paul Zarzyski, launches us into the month-long celebration of Artown with an evening full of poetry, lyrics and prose presented in Zarzyski’s “rock-n’-rowel” delivery. 

    Doors open at 5 pm with a cash bar. Following the performance, Zarzyski will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book of poetry, Steering With My Knees. A spoken word and music CD of the same title will also be available.

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

    Photo credit: Kevin Martini-Fuller

    $20 General / $15 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Jill Cohn

    Sunday July 3, 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 July 3, 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

    First Thursday: The Pretty Unknown

    Thursday July 7, 2016 / 5 – 7 pm

    Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries.

    Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday July 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 July 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 | Mixed Media Boquets
    10 am – 4 pm | Sun Prints
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 2nd 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 July 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: Impromptu

    Sunday July 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 July 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 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

    Scott Schweigert on American Impressionism and The Lure of the Artists’ Colony

    Friday July 15, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Curator of Art and Civilization at the Reading Public Museum, Scott Schweigert is the curator of the exhibition American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony and is a specialist in European art of the seventeenth century. Join Schweigert for a discussion on the emergence of artists’ colonies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as it relates to the American Impressionists.  Learn more about the effect that these colonies had on artists’ creativity, including the ability to collaborate, teach, and experiment in their work.  American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony features a large collection of oil paintings and works on paper from the collection of the Reading Public Museum. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony will be on view at the Nevada Museum of Art May 14 – August 14, 2016.

    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 July 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday July 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 July 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 21, 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 July 23, 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: Secret Lives

    Saturday July 23, 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 centered around the theme of “Secret Lives.”

    Doors open at 5 pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6 pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday July 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 July 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 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

    AIGA Presents: Steve Lambert – Dreaming Bigger than Clients

    Thursday July 28, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    For artist Steve Lambert, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. He carefully crafts conditions where these discussions can take place, often working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.  Join Steve as he discusses how to Dream Bigger Than Clients.

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour and cash bar inside chez louie. Program begins at 6 pm.

    $15 General / $12 Museum members / $12 AIGA Member / $8 Student

  • Talks

    Artist Anthony McCall on Art in the Virtual Environment

    Friday July 29, 2016 / 12 – 12:45 pm

    Anthony McCall is a British-born, New York-based artist known for creating immersive, “solid light” installations, which occupy a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing. McCall’s work is represented in numerous collections, including, Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and  SFMoMA, amongst others. McCall’s new solid light installation is part of the Nevada Museum of Art’s Contemporary Collection and is on view July 30–January 8. Join us as McCall discusses his newest work followed by a walk-through of the exhibition.

    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 July 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.

  • Special Events

    Stay Gold: Summer Ride and Rooftop Blowout with the Holland Project

    Saturday July 30, 2016 / 8 – 11 pm

    Join us for our annual summer blow-out, presented in partnership with the Holland Project and the Reno Bike Project. This year’s theme: STAY GOLD. The event kicks off at The Holland Project with a parking lot party featuring installations, DIY letter station, vintage Reno neon, and food and drink. Peek by the Serva Pool Space to see The Jacket, an exploration of the jacket as a symbol of youth identity and culture though the ages. At dusk, we move. Hop on your bike for a night ride, with secret pit stops along way. The journey ends at the Nevada Museum of Art with a 60s zodiac star party in the Sky Room. Palm readers, tarot, star gazing with Fleichmann Planetarium, a moon landing station, and the ultimate dance party. Special guests include the Can’t Gets, Golden Girls, and more.

    TIMELINE:
    8:00 – 8:40 pm – HOLLAND PROJECT (140 Vesta Street)
    8:45 – 9:20 pm – RIDE & STOPS
    9:30 – 11:30 pm – NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

    Installations and performances by Denali Lowder, Ray Mueller, Summer Orr, Alberto Garcia, Lindsey Correia, Megan Kay, Will Durham, Michelle Lassaline, Suzanne Lindell, Sophia Pierce, Nick Larsen, Arizona Young, Megan Berner, Sonja Peterson, Dan Ruby & UNR Planetarium, and more. Special exhibitions featuring the work of Ai Weiwei and Anthony McCall will be on view at the Nevada Museum of Art. 

    Stay Gold Reno.

    Presented in partnership with The Holland Project, Nevada Museum of Art, Fleischmann Planetarium and the Reno Bike Project.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Judith Ames

    Sunday July 31, 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 July 31, 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