Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Reno Sax Man

    Sunday September 3, 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 September 3, 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 OPEN: Burning Man Day

    Tuesday September 5, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    In the spirit of Burning Man, and in celebration of City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man, the Museum will be open the day after Labor Day to accommodate burners returning from the playa. Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday September 6, 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 Sextones

    Thursday September 7, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday September 8, 2017 / 1 – 3 pm

    NOTE: The September 8 session of Art Afternoon has sold out. To register for the October 13 session, please click here.

    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 September 9, 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: Paint from Pigments
    10 am – 4 pm | Panning for Gold with Sagebrush Sam
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    12 & 1:30 pm | Folk Songs and Sing-a-longs with Tumbleweed Tex
    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 September 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday September 10, 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 September 10, 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 September 14, 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

    Deborah A. Boehm and Carolyn L. White: Archaeology and Ethnography of Black Rock City

    Thursday September 14, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Cultural anthropologist Deborah A. Boehm and archaeologist Carolyn L. White from the University Nevada, Reno will discuss their multi-year, cross-disciplinary approach to studying Black Rock City and its inhabitants. Hear stories about the information they collect and analyze to understand the city and community of Burning Man.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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

  • Talks

    Marian Goodell on the Films and Shorts of Burning Man

    Saturday September 16, 2017 / 1 – 3 pm

    Marian Goodell first attended Burning Man in 1995, and in 1997 co-founded Black Rock City, LLC. Marian developed Burning Man’s media policies and built its communications team. Today, as CEO of the nonprofit Burning Man Project, Marian oversees 100 employees and a $40 million operating budget in an effort to extend Burning Man’s culture into the wider world.  Join Marian for an afternoon exploring her favorite Burning Man films, shorts and documentary clips.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Talks

    Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl Keynote Event: An Evening with Adam Johnson

    Saturday September 16, 2017 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    NOTE: Registration for this event is now full. To view the full schedule of Literary Crawl activities, please visit nevadahumanities.org

    Join us for Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl Keynote Event: An Evening with Adam Johnson. The evening features award-winning novelist Adam Johnson reading from his recent work. Johnson is the author of several books, including Fortune Smiles, and the novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. There will be a question and answer session following the reading which will be moderated by Dr. Hugh Shapiro, associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. NOTE: Pre-resgistration is now sold out.

    For more information on the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl, please visit nevadahumanities.org

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday September 17, 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 September 17, 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

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday September 21, 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 September 21, 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

  • Special Events

    The Brewer’s Cabinet Beer Dinner at chez louie

    Thursday September 21, 2017 / 6 – 9 pm

    Join chez louie executive chef Erika Pinto for a specially-prepared six-course dinner paired with a selection of Brewer’s Cabinet craft beers. 

    Preregistration is required and can be made by calling 775.284.2921.

    $55, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Members receive 10% savings.

  • Talks

    Sonia Falcone on The Color Field of the Greater West

    Friday September 22, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    CANCELLED

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.  Please check our calendar for other Unsettled programming. 

  • Talks

    Ed Ruscha and JoAnne Northrup on Unsettled: Stories from the Edge

    Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11 am – noon

    As the Collaborating Curator for Unsettled, iconic Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha’s singular perspective and experiences in the ever-changing West have informed and shaped this landmark exhibition.  Join Ruscha, in conversation with Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup, as they explore the connections among the diverse cultures and artistic practices of the super region we call the Greater West.

    Presented by Enid A. Oliver, ChFC®, CLTC, Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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

  • Register Special Events

    3hattrio in Concert

    Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4 – 6 pm

    If you ask most people what Western music is you are likely to hear the response, Cowboys and Indians. 3hattrio has great respect for this music but they also think there is more to the West. Music is often identified with place, like the Delta and its blues or mountain music of Appalachia. In the case of the 3hattrio, inspiration comes from the deserts of southern Utah, thus, Desert Music of the Greater West. Join us for an evening of music that is spacious, atmospheric, mirage-like, spiced with old-time cowboy, classical, jazz, and Caribbean overtones.

     

    $25 General / $20 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday September 24, 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 September 24, 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

  • Register Special Events

    Take Me Home Huey: Opening Ceremony

    Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5 – 6 pm

    Please join Nevada Arts Council board member Ryrie Valdez, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art, to honor our veterans and witness the healing power of art, as we welcome the Take Me Home Huey Project to Reno.  Partake in the unveiling of the 47-foot contemporary sculpture made from a re-purposed boneyard Huey helicopter, serial #67-17174, which was shot down with two casualties in 1969 during a Medevac mission in Vietnam. 
    Artist Steve Maloney partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), to create the project dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans that served in Vietnam and never received a welcome home.  It’s a colorful ambassador – literally and figuratively – and a catalyst for conversations for veterans from all conflicts.  Take Me Home Huey promotes healing and aims to bring awareness to PTS.For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    With special guests and live musical performances, we intend it to be an inspiring evening for a community in support of its veterans.

    Those attending the Thursday evening screening are invited to stay for a light reception immediately following the ceremony.

    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to reach capacity. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    FREE General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday September 28, 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

  • Register Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30 – 8 pm

    Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. The film includes a song by the same name commissioned for the project.  Composed and performed by Jeannie Cunningham it is the 3rd element to the installation. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community. For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Register Talks

    Kerry Rohrmeier on the Urban Geography of Black Rock City

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Kerry Rohrmeier received her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013, and is a lecturer in Geography and Global Studies at San Jose State University.  Formerly a professional land use planner, Rohrmeier conducts fieldwork at Black Rock City. In this talk, Rohrmeier explores the construction of innovative, creative public and private spaces that generate cultural questions about community values, social relationships, and city growth.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Register Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 6 – 8 pm

    Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community. For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 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

  • Register Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2 – 4 pm

    Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community. For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Register Special Events

    The Folk & The Lore: Stories of Our Veterans

    Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6 – 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 held 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 us for an evening of storytelling and films based on the stories of our local Veterans and Active Service Men and Women.

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour, stories begin at 6pm.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $12 General / $8 Museum members


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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