Events

  • Talks

    Michael Mikel on the Five Ages of Burning Man

    Tuesday August 2, 2016 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    An avid futurist with an interest in technology and social communities, Michael Mikel joined Burning Man in 1988 and initialized much of Burning Man’s progress over the years. In 1991 he drove the first art car to Burning Man and in 1992 he founded the Black Rock Rangers. In 1995, he developed the logo design which has become the symbol of the Burning Man community. Join Michael Mikel as he discusses the history and origins of Burning Man and the archives at the Nevada Museum of Art.

    A special preview of the Burning Man Archives will be on display in the Charles N. Mathewson/IGT Founders’ Room from 5:30 – 6:00 pm for guests attending this event. 

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Wednesday August 3, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday August 3, 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 Charles N. Mathewson Director of Education Marisa Cooper for a presentation, discussion and activity exploring Anna McKee: 68,000 Years of Ice 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.

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Thursday August 4, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Ongoing Programs

    Members’ Premiere and First Thursday

    Thursday August 4, 2016 / 5 – 7 pm

    Contemporary art in the vast, unapologetic wonder space that is Nevada has never been more fiercely alive and demanding to be witnessed. Meet the Tilting artists and join fellow members and guests as we celebrate this statewide survey of Nevada’s diverse and far-flung voices. Meet the artists and enjoy a performance by Michelle Lassaline.  A limited edition cask created with indigenous Nevada ingredients will be served by Great Basin Brewing Company and the musical guest is Guitar Woody and the Boilers.

    Members’ Premiere sponsored by NVEnergy

    First Thursday sponsored 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

  • Special Events

    Artists’ After Party

    Thursday August 4, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm

    Meet fellow Tilting the Basin artists and invite friends and family as we celebrate this statewide survey of Nevada’s diverse and far-flung voices.  Join us in the Nightingale Sky Room immediately following the Members’ Premiere for a private reception featuring live music, light summer fare and cocktails.

    Limit ten guests per artist. 
    Please RSVP before Thursday, July 28

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Friday August 5, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Talks

    Rachel Stiff on City-Desert Relations and Atmospheric Perspective

    Friday August 5, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Las Vegas artist Rachel Stiff explores how pollution and light create a unique atmosphere that impact artistic perspective.  Join us as she discusses life from the edge of town, her process and work featured in Tilting the Basin.

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

     

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Saturday August 6, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Talks

    Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada Artists Panel Discussion

    Saturday August 6, 2016 / 11 am – noon

    The Nevada contemporary art scene does not evidence a singular aesthetic permeating artists’ work, but rather a wide array of practices and media. Join us for a panel discussion with Northern and Southern Nevada artists featured in the exhibition Tilting the Basin.  This panel will feature artists Galen Brown, Justin Favela, David Ryan, Brent Sommerhauser, Rachel Stiff and Curators JoAnne Northrup and Michelle Quinn.

     

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 6, 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: Lee Edwards

    Sunday August 7, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Sunday August 7, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday August 7, 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

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Wednesday August 10, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Thursday August 11, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday August 11, 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

    Reflexions of Impressionism in America with Brigid Barton

    Thursday August 11, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    Impressionism emerged as a style in 1870s France and very quickly spread among artists throughout Europe and the United States.  In this talk, Brigid Barton will explore the beginnings of Impressionism in and around Paris, as well as the variants of Impressionism which proliferated in artists’ colonies in America in the years before World War I. 

    Brigid Barton is an art historian specializing in modern European art.  She is a retired professor from Santa Clara University and now teaches outreach courses for Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and the Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.  She also lectures at the Stanford Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.  

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Friday August 12, 2016 / 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. 

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday August 12, 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 August 13, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

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

    LITTLE BURNERS

    SCHEDULE 

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors 
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Dance Ribbons
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Painted Mandala Stones
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    10:30 – 11:30 am | Apearance by Archie from the Reno Aces
    12 pm | Controlled Burn Glow Performance and hands-on sock-poi/hula hoop workshop
    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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Saturday August 13, 2016 / 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 August 13, 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: Keith Hartranft

    Sunday August 14, 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

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Yard Sale

    Sunday August 14, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy up to 40% savings on select items at this popular annual shopping event. Peruse books, children’s items, Museum merchandise, locally crafted goods and more. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday August 14, 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 August 18, 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 August 20, 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 August 21, 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 August 21, 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

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday August 25, 2016 / 5:45 – 7:15 pm

    Educators are invited to these FREE monthly roundtables, which provide participants an opportunity to interact with art and each other. Principles of design, interactive activities, and implications for teaching and learning inform the discussion about dynamic multi-modal learning that results from creative play and inquiry-based early childhood experiences. Registration is required. For questions, please contact Leah Sanders, curriculum coach at UNR.

    Pre-meeting gathering at chez louie (no host) begins at 4:30 pm.

    Registry credit (1.5 hours) and CEU credit (.5 for attending 5 sessions) are available.

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday August 25, 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

    Leiko Ikemura on the Poetics of Form

    Friday August 26, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Join artist Leiko Ikemura, architect Philipp von Matt  and Curator of Contemporary Art, JoAnne Northrup for a panel discussion on how landscape, the female figure, and the animals that inhabit the natural world impact her art and process.

    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 August 27, 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 August 28, 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 August 28, 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