Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    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.

    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.

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    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

  • Register Talks

    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 presented by Whittier Trust Investment & Wealth Management

    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.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    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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