Events

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Thursday December 1, 2016 / 5 – 8 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% savings, 10% for everyone else. 

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    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Friday December 2, 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% savings, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Talks

    Doug Groves on Craft and Tradition of the Nevada Buckaroo

    Friday December 2, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Recipient of the Nevada Governor’s Arts Award and the Nevada Heritage Award, Great Basin buckaroo and braider Doug Groves makes finely crafted artisan horse gear.  Learning rawhide braiding from peers in the bunkhouse and beyond, he now passes on the skills and techniques for turning rawhide into beautiful and functional gear.  Join Doug as he discusses the history of rawhide, its traditional uses as horse gear, and how our ranching history is passed on with this skill through stories and folklore.

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

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

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    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Saturday December 3, 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% savings, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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.

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    Collector Barbara L. Gordon on A Shared Legacy

    Saturday December 3, 2016 / 2 – 3 pm

    Join Barbara L. Gordon as she shares her journey as a collector navigating the wonderfully intuitive and accessible designs, colors and shapes that make up American Folk Art. From her first purchase of a particularly elegant birdhouse with a green painted tin roof, plucked from a row of items in a country field, to her triumphant and long awaited acquisition of Edward Hicks’ masterpiece, The Peaceable Kingdom, Gordon discusses the thrill of the hunt and the passion and discipline it takes to build a world class collection.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Special Events

    MUSEUM STORE: Holiday Sale

    Sunday December 4, 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% savings, 10% for everyone else. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 4, 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

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday December 7, 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 based on the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions as they relate 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, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, McGowan and SWITCH.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday December 8, 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

    Eric Freyer on Raw Wood and Craft

    Friday December 9, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    Freyer believes that wood is one of nature’s riches gifts. It can be as light and luminescent as water or as dense and opaque as stone. Sculpted by a craftsman, wood expresses and inspires emotion by transcending its function to touch the soul. Join local wood worker Eric Freyer as he discusses the process behind creating studio furniture and the importance of craft and tradition in the community.

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

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday December 9, 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

    Museum School Open House and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday December 10, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Enjoy free admission, live performances, hands-on art activities and storytelling in this free monthly program for families. The Museum School Open House includes faculty meet-and-greets, drop in drawing sessions and discounts on class registrations!

    SCHEDULE 

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors 
    10 am – 4 pm | Pottery Wheel Throwing Demos
    10 am – 4 pm | Paint Your Own Star Ornament
    10 am – 4 pm | Print Your Own Folk Art Holiday Cards
    10 am – 4 pm | Drop in Drawing
    10 am – 4 pm | Nevada Humanities presents “My Nevada” – a drop in watercolor project inspired by your love of Nevada
    10 am – 4 pm | Live Painting Demos
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    12:15 pm | Van Gorder Honor Choir Performance
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    2 pm | In-Tune Tales presents spoken and sung stories inspired by Dr. Seuss’s “The Grinch” – Live Performance
    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: Holiday Pop-up Shop

    Saturday December 10, 2016 / 10 am – 3 pm

    Find holiday gifts handmade by local artists at this boutique shopping experience. First, encounter Susie Rusk, a Nevada native with a love of creating handmade artisanal jewelry. Want a unique sculpture? Mother and daughter team Debbie and Rachael Lambin of Reno turn books into art objects through their work, My Thousand Words book sculptures.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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 – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday December 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

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday December 15, 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 December 15, 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

    Toys and Tradition with the Nevada Woodchucks

    Friday December 16, 2016 / 12 – 1 pm

    The Nevada Woodchucks are dedicated to teaching the skills of woodworking to Northern Nevada.  Through the sharing of ideas, accomplishments, techniques and woodworking projects, this organization is keeping traditional craft alive and sharing the joy of handmade toys with children in the community.  Join Woodchucks President and avid woodworker Rick Barbieri for a lively discussion of toys, tools and community. 

    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 December 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday December 18, 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 December 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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday December 22, 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE – Christmas Eve

    Saturday December 24, 2016 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In observance of the holiday, the entire Museum will close at 3 pm. Chez Louie, the on-site restaurant, will serve a limited menu.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED – Christmas Day

    Sunday December 25, 2016 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed in observance of the holiday.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday December 29, 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

  • Hours of Operation

    EARLY CLOSURE – New Year’s Eve

    Saturday December 31, 2016 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In observance of the holiday, the entire Museum will close at 3 pm. Chez Louie, the on-site restaurant, will serve a limited menu.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday December 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


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