Events

  • 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.


Exhibitions

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    Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada

    through September 2, 2018

    The paintings of Hans Meyer-Kassel (1872-1952) have hung in the castles of kings and the homes of presidents. Still today, decades after his death,... more »

    Included with Admission

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    John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Manet to Maya Lin

    through September 2, 2018

    The Nevada Museum of Art is the largest provider of arts education in the State of Nevada. As such, one of our primary goals... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery, Small Works Gallery

    Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat

    through October 28, 2018

    In 2018, the State of Israel marks seventy years since its founding by the United Nations following World War II. For this occasion, the... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    The Nuclear Landscape

    through October 28, 2018

    Nevada’s past and future are closely intertwined with the nuclear history and politics of the United States. Under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department... 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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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through December 31, 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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    Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Maya Lin: Pin River—Tahoe Watershed

    through December 31, 2018

    For more than two decades Maya Lin (b. 1959) has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks ranging from stand-alone sculptures to room-sized... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg

    through December 31, 2018

    Bloom is an internet-based Earthwork that transforms cold, hard data into an experience of playfulness and unpredictability. A seismograph measures the Hayward Fault’s movements... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Newton and Louise Tarble Gallery

    James Turrell: Roden Crater

    through January 6, 2019

    James Turrell is an artist whose media are light and space, and for the last forty years he has been carefully sculpting the cinder... more »

    Included with Admission

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    E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg

    through January 6, 2019

    A highlight of the E.L. Wiegand Work Ethic Collection, American artist Helen Lundeberg’s History of Transportation traces a progression of labor from the Native... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Art of the Greater West

    through January 6, 2019

    The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection at the Nevada Museum of Art aims to make connections between artistic... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

    through January 31, 2019

    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