Events

  • Talks

    Photographer Tarek Al-Ghoussein on k-Files

    Friday October 7, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Born in Kuwait and educated in New York and New Mexico, Tarek Al-Ghoussein returned to his native land to document its history and discovered a landscape transformed by development. The prominent photographer is best known for his works that combine elements of landscape and portrait photography. 

    This exhibition features twelve photographic prints from the artist’s K-Files series, as well as a sampling of new works from his Al Sawaber series, both focused on his experience in his native Kuwait. Join Al-Ghoussein, whose work has been featured in the Venice Biennale, as he discusses his work, in conversation with Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup.

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

    $10 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