Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Arizona Jones

    Thursday February 1, 2018 / 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

    2018 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition Opening Reception

    Friday February 2, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Join us in celebrating the Gold Key award-winning students of 2018 and the opening of their exhibition at the Holland Project gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno.

    FREE Admission

    Sponsors: Bank of America and the Hearst Foundations 
    Additional Support: City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; the Nell J. Redfield Foundation; and the Wild Women Artists

  • Film

    Ali: Cast Screening and Panel Discussion

    Saturday February 3, 2018 / 5 – 6:30 pm

    Join Ali as she explores the last moments of conscience, before she slips into the eternal dream. The newest Potentialist Workshop Production by filmmaker Pan Pantoja and the Potentialist Workshop has already won awards and is competing across the film festival circuit. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Pan Pantoja, Deb Girard, and Mac Esposito. 

    This is a red-carpet event; black tie attire is encouraged.
     
    Doors open at 4 pm for social hour and cash bar. Program begins at 5 pm.

    This event is a Potentialist Workshop Fundraiser: All proceeds benefit Ali and its entrance in national film competitions.

    $20 General / $15 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Tom Stryker

    Sunday February 4, 2018 / 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.

     

  • Ongoing Programs

    2018 Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony

    Thursday February 8, 2018 / 6 – 7 pm

    Please join us in honoring the winners of the Scholastic Art Awards 2017. All award winners are invited to this ceremony at the Museum attended by students, parents, teachers and members of the community.

    Guests must RSVP here by January 25. Due to limited space, award-winning students may bring up to two guests and educators may bring one guest.

    FREE Admission

    Sponsors: Bank of America and the Hearst Foundation 
    Additional Support: City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; the Nell J. Redfield Foundation; and the Wild Women Artists

     

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday February 9, 2018 / 1 – 3 pm

    NOTE: The February session of Art Afternoon is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list or please consider registering for our next offering of Art Afternoon on Friday, March 9 by clicking 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 February 10, 2018 / 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” provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at artwork while engaging in a dialogue about key pieces.  New exhibitions, community collaborations, cultural explorations, guest performances and monthly themes rotate in this engaging series of monthly programs.

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Hand Printed Valentine’s Cards
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Folk Art Inspired Painted Boxes
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    1:30 pm | Performance: Reno Philharmonic’s RPAK Youth Mariachi Group
    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.

    Sponsor: NV Energy
    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, and US Bank.

    Free admission on Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Entravision and El Sol de Nevada.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Book Signing: “Seasons,” An Artroverse Work by Joan Davis and Tia Rancourt

    Saturday February 10, 2018 / 12 – 3 pm

    Lake Tahoe/San Francisco artist Joan Élan Davis and wordsmith Tia Rancourt, collectively known as Artroverse, present Seasons, a book designed to “create extraordinary inspiration.” Meet the artists during Hands ON! Second Saturday.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday February 10, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday February 11, 2018 / 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.

     

  • Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday February 15, 2018 / 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

  • Special Events

    Poetry Out Loud Statewide Semifinals

    Thursday February 15, 2018 / 6 – 8:30 pm

    NOTE: This event was previously scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm, but has been moved to a 6 pm start. 

    The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.  Please join the Holland Project to support these young students in the Poetry Out Loud State Semifinal Competition. 

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    MARKING THE INFINITE: PREMIERE TALK, PANEL DISCUSSION, AND LUNCHEON

    Saturday February 17, 2018 / 10 am – 1 pm

    Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series

    The nine artists in Marking the Infinite offer a glimpse into the diverse contemporary art practice of Aboriginal Australia. Hailing from remote areas across the island continent, the revered matriarchs created works steeped in ancient cultural traditions.  Despite their ancient roots, these works speak to universal contemporary themes, revealing the continued relevance of Indigenous knowledge in the twenty-first century. Learn about the significance and nuance of Aboriginal Australian contemporary art from special guests Maia Nuku, Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dennis Scholl, Miami-based collector and philanthropist; and Henry Skerritt, art historian and Mellon Curator of Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Moderated by Center for Art + Environment Director Bill Fox.

    Immediately following the lecture and panel, join us for a special luncheon in the Nightingale Sky Room sponsored by the Collections Committee of the Nevada Museum of Art.  The catered Chef’s Table buffet, by Liberty Food & Wine, will feature wine and special guest speakers.

    $60 General / $50 Museum members/ $40 Sierra Circle members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday February 17, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday February 18, 2018 / 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 February 18, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday February 22, 2018 / 5 – 6 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). Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; Sundays at 1 pm; and the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    NV STEAM Conference

    Saturday February 24, 2018 / 8 am – 5:30 pm

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

    Join the Nevada Museum of Art in partnership with the Desert Research Institute’s Science Alive program, for the inaugural, statewide conference to explore best practices in STEAM Education. Supported by the Nevada Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, and in collaboration with arts, science, and educational organizations from across the state, the NV STEAM Conference will inspire creative innovation through engaging, hands-on workshops and nationally recognized keynote speakers. The NV STEAM Conference promises to be the most important state-wide event for exploring ideas and strategies that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Education into innovative classroom practices that foster student creativity and innovation.

    FREE For Teachers, (0.5) In-Service Credits, plus Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour Reception

    For more information visit: nvsteam.org

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday February 24, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday February 25, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday February 28, 2018 / 1:30 – 2:30 pm

    Enjoy a tour of the galleries after lunch with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Additional Guided Tours 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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    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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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Judith Belzer: The Panama Project

    through November 11, 2018

    Painter and Guggenheim Fellow Judith Belzer visited the recently expanded Panama Canal Zone in 2015. Spending time both in Panama City and aboard a... 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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    Feature Gallery North

    The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych

    through January 6, 2019

    The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych explores the noted New York artist’s creative arc from early, hyperrealist works through more introspective... 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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    Newton and Louise Tarble Gallery

    James Turrell: Roden Crater

    through January 27, 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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    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