Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 1, 2017 / 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

    Harnessing the Wind

    Saturday July 1, 2017 / 2 – 3 pm

    Deon Reynolds is a photographer based in Eureka, Nevada, whose curiosity allows him to find quirky and unusual aspects in the wide-open spaces of the West.  His work, archived in the Center for Art + Environment, reveals the intricate engineering behind wind turbines while capturing the character of the land where they stand.  Join Deon as he discusses how his photography makes these sometimes harsh landscapes approachable and even humorous, and explores how renewable energy has become part of our landscape.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Lee Edwards

    Sunday July 2, 2017 / 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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 2, 2017 / 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

    Tuesday July 4, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed in observance of the holiday.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday Burning Man Celebration

    Thursday July 6, 2017 / 5 – 7 pm

    Join us for the opening celebration of City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man at First Thursday. Preview your playa persona, enjoy live music by Dingo Weasel, and view the Nautilus Submarine art car.

    Membership Host: NV Energy

    Gift: Barrick Gold of North America.

    Hosts: The X 100.1 FM Radio; Great Basin Brewing Company.

    Wine gift: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Barrio Block Party

    Saturday July 8, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    Presented by Bank of America

    Join us for a blowout summer block party! Enjoy a free day at the Museum, live performances, food and craft vendors and hands-on art projects. Have your face painted, tour the galleries, drop in the E.L. Cord Museum School for free art projects while enjoying the sounds of live music! Activities run from 10 am – 4 pm. FREE admission to the Museum continues until 6 pm.

    EXHIBITIONS
    View Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, works from the Bank of America Collection , and City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man.

    FOOD TRUCKS
    Kenji’s | Lazy Sundae Ice Cream Truck | St. Lawrence Pizza | La Favorita

    FUN
    Rock Climbing Wall | Face Painting | Tissue Paper Flowers | Drop-in Drawing | Printed Postcards hosted by the Holland Project | Hula-hooping and Sidewalk Chalk | Fish Flower Press Bicycle Press

    MEET THE ARTIST
    Meet the artist, Peter Hazel, and see his maquette of the large-scale Burning Man sculpture “Bloom.” Join him and help create a gift for Burning Man this year. Learn more about Bloom and how you can help be a part of the project here.

    MUSIC
    Live Music by Ritmo Ardiente | Performances by Danza De Matlachines Guadalupana | DJ by Amplified Entertainment

    GYPSY GETAWAY WAGONS
    Collaborative Painting Project

    ART MART VENDORS
    Eastern Slopes Clay Works | Elevation Hoops | Faith Colors | Grace Hayes | Infinite Glass | Jiggler Designs | Barbara Kallestad | Louise Noel Silk Paintings | Meridian Press | Pottery by Leigh | Rock NV Jewelry | Shelby McAuliffe | Sierra Essentials | Tahoe Teas | Wild Sierra Soap

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation. Additional sponsorship by NV Energy, the Sato Foundation, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank, and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Free admission on Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Entravision and El Sol de Nevada.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Judith & Rocky

    Sunday July 9, 2017 / 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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 9, 2017 / 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 13, 2017 / 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

    Building the City of Dust

    Thursday July 13, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Will Roger Peterson discovered Burning Man in 1994 and founded the Black Rock City Department of Public Works — a team of several hundred people responsible for pre-event and post-event construction logistics and production. Join Will as he shares stories about the creation, civic design, and future of Black Rock City.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday July 14, 2017 / 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. Advanced registration is recommended.

    Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 15, 2017 / 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 16, 2017 / 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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 16, 2017 / 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 20, 2017 / 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

  • Film

    Struggle & Hope

    Thursday July 20, 2017 / 6 – 8 pm

    Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up following the end of the Civil War. This feature-length documentary mines the stories of the last-remaining residents, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure their independence, and hopes for a better future.
    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by filmmaker and University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism Assistant Professor Kari Barber and local historians to discuss African American history and other overlooked stories in Northern Nevada.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 22, 2017 / 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

    Art on the Playa and Beyond: Community, Participation and Interactivity

    Saturday July 22, 2017 / 2 – 3 pm

    Crimson Rose joins Maria Partridge to tell the story of public art and civic activity in Black Rock City and beyond. Interactive Community Collaboration is the context for creativity that blurs the distinction between audience and art form. People are transformed from spectator to participant and are given permission to become active contributors to the creative process.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday July 23, 2017 / 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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 23, 2017 / 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

    MidTown Art Walk

    Thursday July 27, 2017 / 4 – 8 pm

    In celebration of Artown the Museum will offer FREE admission to Midtown Art Walk participants, offering the chance to explore City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man. Guests are welcome to join artist Jessica Rath from 6 – 8 pm as she premiers her experimental film, Last of the Herd, and discusses artistic processes. Participants will receive half off admission to this program with proof that they are on the Midtown Art Walk. For a full map of the 2017 Midtown Art Walk, please click here.  

    FREE General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 27, 2017 / 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

    Shifting Habitats

    Thursday July 27, 2017 / 6 – 8 pm

    Your world is a façade created by human sensory and social perception. There are millions of other species who are having a much different experience of this world. Jessica Rath considers how the aesthetics of agricultural production and human containment of the landscape effect non-human species. Join Jessica as she premiers her experimental film, Last of the Herd, and discusses artistic process using the objects, photographs, and sketches on exhibit in the Center for Art + Environment. 

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 29, 2017 / 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

    High and Dry: Summer Ride

    Saturday July 29, 2017 / 6 – 11 pm

    High & Dry is a collaborative, multi-faceted summer event designed to explore and celebrate high desert life – the culture, the history, the mysticism, and our relationship to land, water, and the harsh environment. The event begins at the Holland Project (140 Vesta Street) and participants will journey to the Downtown Library, Lake Mansion and the Nevada Museum of Art on a bike ride lead by the Reno Bike Project. Each of the four stops to explore performance, interactive, or visual installations – all with a desert theme.

    Meet at 6 pm at The Holland Project (140 Vesta Street in Reno). Those that would like to travel by car or other form of transportation are welcome to participate.

    Please visit The Holland Project for more info and updates.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday July 30, 2017 / 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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 30, 2017 / 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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