Current Exhibitions

Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

Italian Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

Imagine Florence, Italy in the late sixteenth century. A city in love with art, Florence teemed with color, science, and awe-inspiring paintings. Italian Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection invites you to feel the period come alive as you immerse yourself in more than 20 breathtaking paintings. Intensified by deep, rich color and the brilliant use of shadows, each... more »

through July 6, 2014

  • timepaths
    Contemporary Gallery

    Franklin Evans: timepaths

    through April 20, 2014 timepaths is a process-based, multi-media installation by Reno-born artist Franklin Evans that investigates the complex paths he’s taken as a contemporary artist. Now living in New York and showing in galleries internationally, Evans first started painting at Stanford University as an undergraduate in 1987. At that time university art programs tended to maintain distinct boundaries... more »
  • 50 Years, 50 Works
    Hawkins Gallery

    Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works

    through April 27, 2014 Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works is a comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 select artworks by the late author, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak’s universally revered children’s book. Presented by the Nevada Museum of Art Education Department, the exhibition is geared towards... more »
  • I only went out for a walk…
    Feature Gallery

    Phyllis Shafer: I only went out for a walk…

    through May 11, 2014 This feature exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer, while also carefully examining her early artistic influences shaped by her time spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. The title of the exhibition, “I only went out for a walk…” is inspired by a phrase written by nineteenth century naturalist and conservationist John Muir, and links to... more »
  • Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency
    CA+E Gallery, CA+E Research LIbrary and the Wilbur D. May Sculpture Plaza

    Lauren Bon & The Optics Division Team: Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency

    through May 25, 2014 Lauren Bon and the Optics Division of her Metabolic Studio have set up residence in the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant at the edge of the Owens Dry Lake, where they are reclaiming the chemicals and silver necessary to make and process photographic film and paper. They then use the recaptured materials to make images of the lake in two camera obscuras, one built into a truck and another into... more »
  • Future Perfect 2040•2030•2020•2010
    CA+E Library

    Judy Natal : Future Perfect 2040•2030•2020•2010

    through June 3, 2014 Chicago photographer Judy Natal has been working in several sites around the world since 2006 to construct a future-based narrative about humans and the environment. Future Perfect, composed of photographs, writings, and sculptures created by Natal from found objects, begins in 2040 and moves backwards a decade at a time while utilizing imagery from three disparate locations. The... more »
  • Paintings by Patricia Chidlaw
    Feature Gallery North

    Realm of the Commonplace: Paintings by Patricia Chidlaw

    through June 8, 2014 Accomplished painter Patricia Chidlaw finds her inspiration in neon-era motels, junkyards, Laundromats, train stations, parking lots, movie palace marquees, empty coffee shops, and void spaces, where content sneaks in via side doors and implies dormant life forces. Chidlaw is an American realist seeking, and finding, profundity in the realm of the commonplace. She takes aims at dignity and... more »
  • Place/No Place
    Casazza Gallery

    Stephen Galloway: Place/No Place

    through July 6, 2014 Based in San Francisco, photographer and installation artist Stephen Galloway’s technique is directed towards vivid detail, giving every stick, rock, root or shrub a sense of presence. With this site-specific installation, he combines sculptural elements, composed of natural materials gleaned from the Sierra Nevada, with photographic images of the same materials. His work alludes to various... more »
  • Eagle Brand
    Small Works Gallery

    Davey Hawkins: Eagle Brand

    through July 6, 2014 Reno-born artist Davey Hawkins lives and works in New York, and has taken a special interest in the physical evidence of human industrial interventions with the natural world. Through his installation made with materials derived from chemical by-products, Hawkins’ work demonstrates both an acceptance of environmental degradation in the 21st century, and a desire to transform physical detritus... more »