Events

  • Register Member Events

    Members Pre-Sale: Brigman Book and Pin Set

    Monday October 1, 2018 / 12 am – 11:59 pm

    As a benefit to membership, get Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography and a limited-edition lapel pin for the special price of $85.95. Save $30 when you purchase by October 1, 2018.

    Published by the Museum and SkiraElecta, New York, this deluxe box set is encased in a metallic box perfect for collectors and design enthusiasts. The first volume is a 400-page hardback book devoted to Brigman’s photographic career in the Sierra Nevada. The second volume is a reprint of Brigman’s 1949 poetry book Songs of a Pagan. The lapel pin is based on Untitled (three mermaids), a linoleum cut image from 1930. 

    Written by Ann M. Wolfe with contributions from Susan Ehrens, Alexander Nemerov, Kathleen Pyne, and Heather Waldroup. Design by Brad Bartlett.

    Offer valid through October 1, 2018. 

    Packages will be available for pick up in the Shop from October 4 through October 31, 2018.  Packages cannot be shipped.

    $85.95 Museum members

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday October 3, 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: The Reno Swing Set

    Thursday October 4, 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

  • Register Talks

    Unseen: Anne Brigman Art Hike with Trails & Vistas: 9:30 AM Hike

    Saturday October 6, 2018 / 9:30 am – noon

    Join artists, musicians, dancers, and poets near Donner Pass for this unforgettable 2-mile art hike organized by Trails & Vistas, an art-in-nature nonprofit organization active in the Sierra since 2004. This unique outdoor trail experience retraces the steps of Anne Brigman and includes multiple art stops inspired by Brigman’s photographs and experiences in the Sierra.

    This family-friendly event is organized by Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director and Founder of Trails & Vistas, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art. Featured performers include: Jean Fournier, poet; Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; Sonja Brodt, Ecokinesis Dance; guest musicians, and visual artists.

    All art hikes last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours and depart from Donner Ski Ranch Lodge at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 am. Each group is limited to 25 participants.  You may only attend the hike during the time you have registered for. 

    Please arrive at the Donner Ski Ranch Lodge (19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724) at least 20 minutes prior to your hikes departure.

    This is an easy/moderate hike, led by a trail guide along a dirt and stone single track trail, rated as easy to moderate with some inclines and uneven trail surfaces. Hiking footwear, water, and sun protection are recommended. Please refrain from bringing pets, cameras, cell phone or strollers on the hike, this is a day to unplug from technology and reconnect to nature.

    Special thanks our partner Donner Ski Ranch    

    $45 General / $35 Museum members

  • Register Talks

    Unseen: Anne Brigman Art Hike with Trails & Vistas: 10:00 AM Hike

    Saturday October 6, 2018 / 10 am – 12:30 pm

    Join artists, musicians, dancers, and poets near Donner Pass for this unforgettable 2-mile art hike organized by Trails & Vistas, an art-in-nature nonprofit organization active in the Sierra since 2004. This unique outdoor trail experience retraces the steps of Anne Brigman and includes multiple art stops inspired by Brigman’s photographs and experiences in the Sierra.

    This family-friendly event is organized by Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director and Founder of Trails & Vistas, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art. Featured performers include: Jean Fournier, poet; Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; Sonja Brodt, Ecokinesis Dance; guest musicians, and visual artists.

    All art hikes last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours and depart from Donner Ski Ranch Lodge at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 am. Each group is limited to 25 participants. You may only attend the hike during the time you have registered for. 

    Please arrive at the Donner Ski Ranch Lodge (19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724) at least 20 minutes prior to your hikes departure.

    This is an easy/moderate hike, led by a trail guide along a dirt and stone single track trail, rated as easy to moderate with some inclines and uneven trail surfaces. Hiking footwear, water, and sun protection are recommended. Please refrain from bringing pets, cameras, cell phone or strollers on the hike, this is a day to unplug from technology and reconnect to nature.

    Special thanks our partner Donner Ski Ranch 

    $45 General / $35 Museum members

  • Register Talks

    Unseen: Anne Brigman Art Hike with Trails & Vistas: 10:30 AM Hike

    Saturday October 6, 2018 / 10:30 am – 1 pm

    Join artists, musicians, dancers, and poets near Donner Pass for this unforgettable 2-mile art hike organized by Trails & Vistas, an art-in-nature nonprofit organization active in the Sierra since 2004. This unique outdoor trail experience retraces the steps of Anne Brigman and includes multiple art stops inspired by Brigman’s photographs and experiences in the Sierra.

    This family-friendly event is organized by Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director and Founder of Trails & Vistas, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art. Featured performers include: Jean Fournier, poet; Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; Sonja Brodt, Ecokinesis Dance; guest musicians, and visual artists.

    All art hikes last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours and depart from Donner Ski Ranch Lodge at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 am. Each group is limited to 25 participants. You may only attend the hike during the time you have registered for. 

    Please arrive at the Donner Ski Ranch Lodge (19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724) at least 20 minutes prior to your hikes departure.

    This is an easy/moderate hike, led by a trail guide along a dirt and stone single track trail, rated as easy to moderate with some inclines and uneven trail surfaces. Hiking footwear, water, and sun protection are recommended. Please refrain from bringing pets, cameras, cell phone or strollers on the hike, this is a day to unplug from technology and reconnect to nature.

    Special thanks our partner Donner Ski Ranch 

    $45 General / $35 Museum members

  • Register Talks

    Unseen: Anne Brigman Art Hike with Trails & Vistas: 11:00 AM Hike

    Saturday October 6, 2018 / 11 am – 1:30 pm

    Join artists, musicians, dancers, and poets near Donner Pass for this unforgettable 2-mile art hike organized by Trails & Vistas, an art-in-nature nonprofit organization active in the Sierra since 2004. This unique outdoor trail experience retraces the steps of Anne Brigman and includes multiple art stops inspired by Brigman’s photographs and experiences in the Sierra.

    This family-friendly event is organized by Nancy Tieken Lopez, Artistic Director and Founder of Trails & Vistas, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art. Featured performers include: Jean Fournier, poet; Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; Sonja Brodt, Ecokinesis Dance; guest musicians, and visual artists.

    All art hikes last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours and depart from Donner Ski Ranch Lodge at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 am. Each group is limited to 25 participants. You may only attend the hike during the time you have registered for. 

    Please arrive at the Donner Ski Ranch Lodge (19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724) at least 20 minutes prior to your hikes departure.

    This is an easy/moderate hike, led by a trail guide along a dirt and stone single track trail, rated as easy to moderate with some inclines and uneven trail surfaces. Hiking footwear, water, and sun protection are recommended. Please refrain from bringing pets, cameras, cell phone or strollers on the hike, this is a day to unplug from technology and reconnect to nature.

    Special thanks our partner Donner Ski Ranch 

    $45 General / $35 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday October 7, 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.

     

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday October 12, 2018 / 1 – 3 pm

    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 October 13, 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 | Hands-on Art Projects
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

    Title Sponsor: Thomas P. Raley Foundation

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; Renown Health; US Bank

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

     

     

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday October 14, 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.

     

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday October 18, 2018 / 5:45 – 7:30 pm

    Educators are invited to these FREE monthly informative roundtables, which provide participants an opportunity to interact with art and each other. Each month, a different exhibition becomes the focus for discussion to support children’s learning through creative play in diverse early childhood settings. Registration is required. For questions, please contact Leah Sanders, Educational Consultant or Terry Randolph, PreK Program Coordinator, WCSD.

    Pre-meeting gathering at chez louie (no host) begins at 4:45 pm.

    Registry credit (1.5 hours) and CEU credit (.5 for attending 5 sessions) are available.

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

    FREE Museum members

  • Register Talks

    The Folk & The Lore: Wild Woman

    Saturday October 20, 2018 / 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 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 Wild Woman.

    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 October 21, 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.

     

  • Register Talks

    Barbara Stein on Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

    Thursday October 25, 2018 / 6 – 7 pm

    Sponsored by our partner, the Desert Research Institute

    Annie Montague Alexander (1867–1950) was an intrepid explorer, amateur naturalist, skilled markswoman, philanthropist, farmer, and founder of two natural history museums at UC Berkeley. Working with scientists, Alexander joined research expeditions in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, the Eastern Sierra, and Nevada–where she took part in the 1905 Saurian Expedition and ichthyosaur excavation in the West Humboldt Range.

    Barbara R. Stein offers a portrait of this remarkable woman, a pioneer who helped shape the world of science, yet whose name has been little known until now.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Register Talks

    Docents in the Galleries: Anne Brigman

    Friday October 26, 2018 / 12 – 1 pm

    The series provides opportunities for community conversation, learning, and informed discussion about art and creativity, followed by questions and dialogue designed to engage the audience. Join highly skilled and knowledgeable Docents in the gallery for an in-depth discovery of Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography.

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities & the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday October 28, 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 – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday October 31, 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 every Wednesday 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