Events

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday October 3, 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

  • 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 Orthopedic Clinic, and Switch, the lead sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Members’ Premiere

    Thursday October 4, 2018 / 5 – 7 pm

    Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography and Laid Bare in the Landscape open with live music by The Reno Swing Set and performance by Tahoe Flow Artists.

    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

    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; Sophie Moeller, Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; dancer Leigh Collins; Meri Superak, North American Flute; vocalist Angelika Schafer; performance artists Tamboura Monochard, Courtney Hartman and Rossella Scapini; visual artists Cathee Van Rossem St. Clair, Bobby Bowes, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and Lorna Denton.

    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

  • 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; Sophie Moeller, Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; dancer Leigh Collins; Meri Superak, North American Flute; vocalist Angelika Schafer; performance artists Tamboura Monochard, Courtney Hartman and Rossella Scapini; visual artists Cathee Van Rossem St. Clair, Bobby Bowes, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and Lorna Denton.

    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

  • 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; Sophie Moeller, Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; dancer Leigh Collins; Meri Superak, North American Flute; vocalist Angelika Schafer; performance artists Tamboura Monochard, Courtney Hartman and Rossella Scapini; visual artists Cathee Van Rossem St. Clair, Bobby Bowes, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and Lorna Denton.

    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

  • 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; Sophie Moeller, Elizabeth Archer, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre; dancer Leigh Collins; Meri Superak, North American Flute; vocalist Angelika Schafer; performance artists Tamboura Monochard, Courtney Hartman and Rossella Scapini; visual artists Cathee Van Rossem St. Clair, Bobby Bowes, Nancy Tieken Lopez, and Lorna Denton.

    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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 6, 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: Mel Wade (Mel & Gia)

    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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 7, 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 October 10, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 11, 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

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday October 12, 2018 / 1 – 3 pm

    NOTE: Art Afternoon is sold out this month. Please consider joining us in November. Click here to register for the November 9 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

  • 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.

    CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | View and Contribute to the Community Altar
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Decorate Your Own Calavera (Sugar Skull)
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Screen Printed Treat Bags 
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    12 pm | Día de los Muertos performance by Danza Azteca Aztlán
    1 pm | Día de los Muertos and the Significance of the Altar
    1 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 13, 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: Tom Stryker

    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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 14, 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

    Eastern Nevada STEAM Summit

    Tuesday October 16, 2018 / 9 am – 1 pm

    Fostering and supporting the growth of K-12 science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education in Eastern Nevada. 

    As part of the spread of STEAM Education across the state of Nevada, join us for a community wide discussion highlighting the role of the arts and humanities in Nevada’s future.

    Hear from distinguished panelists, participate in defining community-wide goals, and enjoy a catered lunch with teachers, students, parents, administrators, and industry representatives from across Eastern Nevada.   

    Sponsored by Barrick and the Elko County School District

    FREE General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday October 17, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 18, 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 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 Museum members

  • Special Events

    CANCELLED: chez louie Oktoberfest Celebration Dinner

    Thursday October 18, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Indulge in bratwurst, schnitzel, pretzels, goulash, and a chef’s variety of classic German cuisine in honor of Oktoberfest, complete with beer and wine.

    Reservations required by October 16. Call 775.284.2921 for more information. Price includes tax and gratuity.

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 20, 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: 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: Colin Ross

    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.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 21, 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 October 24, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 25, 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

  • 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 27, 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 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 – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 28, 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 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


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