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    Steep Canyon Rangers

    Tuesday January 8, 2019 / 7 – 9 pm

    Steep Canyon Rangers aren’t afraid to experiment with the tried-and-true forms of bluegrass and have affirmed their place as one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own.

    Join us for an evening concert in the Nightingale Sky Room, where the Sierra Nevada provide an unforgettable backdrop to an evening of ambitious string-based music and genre-defying bluegrass.   

    Doors open at 6 pm, cash bars.  Event begins at 7 pm. 

    $35 General / $20 Museum members

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    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday January 11, 2019 / 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

    $10 General / $6 Museum members

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    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday January 12, 2019 / 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.


    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.

    Sponsor: Renown Health

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

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

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    Sunday with a Senior

    Sunday January 13, 2019 / 1 – 3 pm

    Designed for seniors (ages 60+) who require some additional assistance, this Sunday program invites seniors and their caretakers, family members or special friends for a guided tour and a facilitated hands-on art project. No art experience necessary. Pre-registration recommended.

    $10 General / $6 Museum members

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    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday January 24, 2019 / 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

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    Smoke Goddess: Judy Chicago on Land Art and the Desert, In Conversation with Philipp Kaiser

    Thursday January 24, 2019 / 6 – 8 pm

    Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series

    Join artist and icon Judy Chicago in conversation with curator Philipp Kaiser as they discuss Chicago’s work from the early 1970s and her response to the male-dominated Land Art scene. Chicago’s Atmospheres were pyrotechnic performances in deserts and forests, and on beaches and in built environment on the West Coast. Her goal was to feminize the environment and reclaim the landscape for women.

    Chicago’s work is featured in the exhibition Laid Bare in the Landscape, on view from September 29, 2018—January 27, 2019.


    Judy Chicago is an artist, educator, author, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s rights to freedom of expression. Chicago’s most well-known and widely-acclaimed work is The Dinner Party, which is the centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her larger body of work, including her groundbreaking firework performances, are only being rediscovered and celebrated today.

    Philipp Kaiser in an independent curator and critic based in Los Angeles. He is the former senior curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles, where he curated Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 (2012). He is the former director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany and organized the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

    $20 General / $17 Museum members

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    “Laid Bare”: Women Photographers and Land with Brett M. Van Hoesen

    Friday January 25, 2019 / 12 – 1 pm

    Women photographers across geographies and cultures have used the land as an apparatus to formulate ideas about gender, identity, and race as well as a means to critique local and global politics. Van Hoesen will focus on the work of four artists featured in Laid Bare in the Landscape:  Ana Mendieta, Mary Beth Edelson, Otobong Nkanga, and Laura Aguilar. Dr. Brett M. Van Hoesen is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members / $5 Student