Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday August 2, 2017 / 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: The Coney Dogs

    Thursday August 3, 2017 / 5 – 7 pm

    Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries.

    Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Talks

    Ladybee on Playa Made Jewelry

    Friday August 4, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Jewelry epitomizes the spirit of Burning Man’s gift economy and honors the creative spirit of those who make it.  Join Christine “Ladybee” Kristen for a conversation about her personal collection of jewelry, the makers featured in her collection, and her recent book The Jewelry of Burning Man.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 5, 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: Erika Paul

    Sunday August 6, 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.

     

  • Special Events

    Shooting Stars at the Nightingale Sky Room

    Sunday August 6, 2017 / 10:30 am – 1 pm

    In this cocktail brunch and chamber concert in partnership with Classical Tahoe, audiences are treated to Hungarian composer Ligeti’s six spirited pieces for Woodwind Quintet; like flashes in a midnight sky, these delightful miniatures will transport you. And the remarkable sound of eight string players performing Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet will send you to the stars with this exuberant miracle of a piece created by a 16-year-old-genius. Awaken your Sunday with bottomless mimosas and a delectable brunch by favorite chef Mark Estee.

    This is a benefit event for Classical Tahoe and the Nevada Museum of Art. Tickets must be purchased through the Classical Tahoe website.

    Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday August 6, 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

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday August 11, 2017 / 1 – 3 pm

    This month’s Art Afternoon has sold out. Please click here to pre-register for our next session on Friday, September 8.

    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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday August 12, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Hands ON! on Second Saturdays program offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” which provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at selected artworks while engaging in a dialogue about the selected pieces.  Themes and programs change monthly and rotate through cultural explorations, exhibition connections and community partnerships.  Guest artists, community collaborations and guest performances transition through this engaging series of monthly programs.

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Dance Ribbons
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Painted Mandala Stones
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators explores City of Dust
    12 pm | Controlled Burn Glow Performance and hands-on sock-poi/hula hoop workshop
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 2nd Floor
    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.

    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.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 12, 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: Impromptu

    Sunday August 13, 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 August 13, 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

    CANCELLED: Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday August 17, 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

    John Law on Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

    Thursday August 17, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    John Law is an American artist, prankster, and an original member of the Cacophony Society and Suicide Club. Along with Michael Mikel and Larry Harvey, Law co-founded The Burning Man Festival in the early 1990s. Law has not attended Burning Man since 1996. Join the San Francisco native for a lively exploration of Bay Area cultural movements that led to the infamous Cacophony Society Zone Trip #4 to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert on Labor Day weekend 1990.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 19, 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

    The Folk & the Lore: The Playa

    Saturday August 19, 2017 / 5 – 8:30 pm

    From the creative mind of Jessi LeMay comes the storytelling and narrative filmmaking project The Folk & the Lore. This multimedia project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films, and live storytelling events that will be held regularly at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together, we believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories become part of your own. Join this event for an evening of storytelling and films based on “The Playa – Stories from Burning Man.”

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

     

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday August 20, 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 August 20, 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

    Leo Villareal on Black Rock to Bridges

    Sunday August 20, 2017 / 4 – 5 pm

    Leo Villareal is a pioneer in the use of LEDs and custom computer software and is best known for his light sculptures and architectural, site-specific works. He first attended Burning Man in 1994, which inspired him to begin creating immersive experiences on a larger scale. Join Villareal as he discusses his long association with Burning Man, his San Francisco Bay Lights installation on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and his recently-awarded commission to illuminate seventeen bridges over the Thames River in London.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday August 24, 2017 / 5:45 – 7:30 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 August 24, 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

    Harrod Blank in Conversation with Philo Northrup on Wild Wheels: Celebrating the Art Car

    Thursday August 24, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Harrod Blank has been making and documenting Art Cars for 35 years.  When he brought his art car “Oh My God!” to Burning Man in 1993 he also began filming on what would become an epic film project about the event 25 years in the making.  Harrod established Art Car Camp in 1994 and over the years transportation at the event has changed immensely. Join Harrod to explore the Art Car legacy on and off the playa, in conversation with Philo Northrup, who co-founded ArtCar Fest with Harrod in 1997.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday August 26, 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

    Sunday August 27, 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 August 27, 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 August 31, 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


Exhibitions

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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Jessica Rath: Projects

    May 27, 2017 – September 24, 2017

    An exhibition featuring materials drawn from the archive collections of Jessica Rath in the Center for Art + Environment. more »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through December 7, 2017

    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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    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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    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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