Events

  • 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


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