Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Chef’s Table Easter Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday April 1, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music while enjoying a specially-prepared chef’s selection of house-made pastries, salads, fruits, smoked seafood, omelette and carving stations, and classic breakfast fare. Coffee/tea/juice included. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys available for purchase. Reservations strongly suggested at 775.284.2921. $39 adults / $20 children 12 and under. Museum members receive a 10% savings. 

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday April 1, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday April 4, 2018 / 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 William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, and Switch, the lead sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: King Finger

    Thursday April 5, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 7, 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

    Sunday April 8, 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 creative cuisine, 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 April 8, 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 April 12, 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

  • Talks

    Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya on “Reimagining the New World”

    Thursday April 12, 2018 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    Artist Enrique Chagoya is well known for his innovative take on the printmaking medium which ranges from accordion-style codices to soup can labels. His work juxtaposes symbolic elements borrowed from pre-Columbian mythology, religious iconography, and popular culture to highlight cultural and historic collisions between Western and non-Western cultures that includes borders and immigration issues based on the artist’s concepts of reverse Modernism and reverse anthropology. All of this is applied with a sense humor. Join us for an artist talk as Chagoya discusses the exhibition “Enrique Chagoya: Reimagining the New World,” which illustrates an imagined world in which the European conquest of the New World has failed and the normative culture of the Americas is based in Indigenous ideology.

    Born in Mexico City and residing in Berkeley, CA, Enrique Chagoya is currently Full Professor at Stanford University’s department of Art and Art History. His work can be found in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among others.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members / $5 Student

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday April 13, 2018 / 10 am – noon

    NOTE: The 1 pm session of Art Afternoon has sold out. We have added a morning session to accommodate additional guests.

    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

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday April 13, 2018 / 1 – 3 pm

    NOTE: The April 13, 1 pm session of Art Afternoon has sold out. A second session was added at 10 am. Please consider registering for the 10 am session.

    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

  • Special Events

    SOLD OUT : Shabbat Dinner

    Friday April 13, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    This year the State of Israel celebrates seventy years since its founding by the United Nations following World War II. To mark this occasion, the Nevada Museum of Art presents exhibitions by two female Israeli artists, Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat. Rovner and Shochat create work that is grounded in the history of photography, while delivering a fresh and independent viewpoint to the dialogue surrounding art and environment.

    We invite you to honor these extraordinary artists with an exclusive dinner in the tradition of Shabbat, or the Jewish day of rest. Our guests will light candles, sip ceremonial Kiddush wine, and break challah bread before enjoying their meal. Prepared by Chef Mark Estee, this dinner features recipes by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Solmonov.

    Guest speaker James S. Snyder, Director Emeritus of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will discuss the history of art in Israel. Additional special guests include artist Tal Shochat.

    Honorary Dinner Chairs and Lead Exhibition Sponsors: Catherine and John Farahi

    LIMITED SEATING. SOLD OUT.

    Contact Heidi Loeb at 775.398.7235 with questions.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday April 14, 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: DIY Booklets – Aboriginal Symbolism
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Sun Prints
    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 | In-Tune Tales Presents “The Four Elements” an Interactive Performance
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    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; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank

    Media sponsorship by Ahora Latino Journal, Entravision, and El Sol de Nevada.

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Museum Shop Spring Cleaning Sale

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 10 am – 6 pm

    For one-weekend-only, enjoy up to 50% savings on select items. Browse home decor, jewelry, books, children’s items, locally crafted goods and more during this limited-time shopping event.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 14, 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

  • Talks

    The Folk & The Lore: Stories From The Reno Rodeo

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 6 – 8:30 pm

    Presented by The Folk & The Lore in partnership with Reno Rodeo

    In celebration for the upcoming centennial and sesquicentennial for Reno Rodeo and the City of Reno (respectively), The Folk & The Lore will be telling the unique stories of western life and how the Rodeo has shaped the unique identity of our city. We will be exploring western traditions, notable characters from Reno’s past and present, and how the ranching community came to be what it is today.

    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 lore. Join this event for an evening of storytelling and films based on the Stories From Our Ancestors.

    Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. 

    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

    Sunday April 15, 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 creative cuisine, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

     

  • Special Events

    Museum Shop Spring Cleaning Sale

    Sunday April 15, 2018 / 10 am – 6 pm

    For one-weekend-only, enjoy up to 50% savings on select items. Browse home decor, jewelry, books, children’s items, locally crafted goods and more during this limited-time shopping event.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday April 15, 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

    CANCELLED: Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday April 19, 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

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday April 19, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 21, 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: The Socks

    Sunday April 22, 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 creative cuisine, 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 April 22, 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 April 25, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday April 26, 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

  • Film

    BRDI Presents: Columbus

    Thursday April 26, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    In celebration of Architecture Week, join the Black Rock Design Institute (BRDI) and the American Institute of Architects, Northern Nevada (AIANN) for a special screening of Columbus.  First premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Columbus is set in the title city of Columbus, Indiana, home to an outstanding collection of works of modern architecture by renowned architects including Eero Saarinen and I.M. Pei. Written and directed by video essayist and formalist film director Kogonada, Columbus explores the various architectural buildings in and around the city, through the eyes of unique and unforgettable characters.

    Social hour at 5:00 pm, event begins at 6:00 pm

    Sponsorship for the 2018 BRDI Series is provided by Henriksen Butler and Herman Miller, the Nevada Arts Council, and Northern Nevada AIA.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Special Events

    Teen Art Night

    Friday April 27, 2018 / 7 – 10 pm

    Join the Holland Project at the Nevada Museum of Art for our annual “teen-takeover” featuring live music, a DJ dance party and hands-on art stations. Don’t miss the photo booth, bites from Hug High’s culinary program and a live photo-feed. Galleries are open late! 

    Handcrafted Buttons | Craft-Custom Embroidery Shop | Screenprinting with Laika Press | Parfumerie Station | Virtual Reality Air Painting | Handcrafted Pocketbooks | Photobooth | Craft your own Beats | Bedazzled Jewelry | Sticker Stop

    Performances by: Yung J | Life After Mars | Night Rooms | DJ: Peachsprite | Artemesia

    Bites by Bibo Gelato and Hug High Culinary

    Teachers may submit a request for a fee waiver/reduction to claire.munoz@nevadaart.org if required. 

    $10 General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 28, 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: Judith and Rocky

    Sunday April 29, 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 creative cuisine, 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 April 29, 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


Exhibitions

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    Feature Gallery North

    Enrique Chagoya: Reimagining the New World

    through July 8, 2018

    Enrique Chagoya’s provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American popular culture. Chagoya often appropriates the visual tropes... more »

    Included with Admission

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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Randolph Sims: On the Spur of the Moment

    through July 15, 2018

    Randolph Sims helped American Land Artist Michael Heizer use land moving equipment for the first time on Nevada’s Coyote Dry Lake in 1968.  Sims... more »

    Included with Admission

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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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    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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    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