Past Exhibitions

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Tarek Al-Ghoussein

    October 7, 2016 – February 19, 2017

    From a Palestinian-Kuwaiti family, Tarek Al-Ghoussein was born in 1962 and raised in Kuwait. He is a prominent photographer known for his works that... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

    November 19, 2016 – January 22, 2017

    A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America tells the story of extraordinary American folk art made in New England, the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and the South between 1800 and... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Leiko Ikemura: Poetics of Form

    August 27, 2016 – January 15, 2017

    In April 2013, a patron and staff group from the Nevada Museum of Art visited A27 Atelier Haus in Berlin, Germany. After spending a... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Anthony McCall: Swell

    July 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017

    Commissioned by the Nevada Museum of Art, New York-based artist Anthony McCall has created a new immersive light installation—a compelling example of a virtual... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Dennis Parks: Land, Language and Clay

    September 10, 2016 – January 8, 2017

    Dennis Parks is a ceramist who moved to the rural ghost town of Tuscarora, Nevada in 1966, where he established the internationally-known Tuscarora Pottery... more »

  • First Floor

    Robert Adams: Around the House

    September 3, 2016 – December 11, 2016

    For almost five decades, Robert Adams’s extraordinarily influential photographs have explored the western American landscape and its transformations. In his most recent project, Adams... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

    July 23, 2016 – October 23, 2016

    This installation consists of a dozen gilded bronze sculptures representing the animal symbols from the traditional Chinese zodiac. Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei drew inspiration... more »

  • Media Gallery, John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery, First Floor

    Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada

    August 5, 2016 – October 23, 2016

    Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup has partnered with Las Vegas-based art advisor Michele Quinn to co-curate... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Anna McKee: 68,000 Years of Ice

    May 28, 2016 – September 18, 2016

    Anna McKee’s Reliquary is a sculptural installation comprised of 3,405 glass ampules that she sewed to 678 silk panels in a long hanging row... more »

  • American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony

    May 14, 2016 – August 14, 2016

    Around the turn of the twentieth century, it became fashionable for American Impressionist painters to gather in small, scenic towns, where they produced new... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Andy Diaz Hope & Jon Bernson: Beautification Machine

    January 23, 2016 – July 24, 2016

    Beautification Machine is an experiential artwork infused with mysticism and opacity. In the words of the artists, Diaz Hope and Bernson, Beautification Machine is... more »

  • Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Don Dondero: A Photographic Legacy

    January 9, 2016 – July 10, 2016

    For nearly fifty years, Don Dondero was celebrated as one of Reno’s most notable and accomplished publicity photographers. From capturing civic celebrations and commercial... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery, John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    The Horse

    March 5, 2016 – July 3, 2016

    The Nevada Museum of Art is proud to present to our community The Horse, a comprehensive exhibition detailing the enduring bond between horses and... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Horses in the American West

    March 5, 2016 – July 3, 2016

    Much like visual art, the enduring tradition of cowboy poetry is a rich and vital form of cultural expression in the American West. This... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Cedra Wood: A Residency on Earth

    January 30, 2016 – May 15, 2016

    The paintings of Cedra Wood can be interpreted as fables: she uses a realistic approach to portray herself and others in exotic and fictionalized... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Daniel Douke: Extraordinary

    January 23, 2016 – April 24, 2016

    This exhibition presents eleven extraordinary paintings by Southern California artist Daniel Douke dating from 2007-15. more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Monuments & DeLIMITations: Projects by David Taylor and Marcos Ramírez ERRE

    February 6, 2016 – April 17, 2016

    David Taylor began photographing along the U.S. Mexico border between El Paso/Juarez and San Diego/Tijuana in 2007. The border is demarcated by 276 stone... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment

    February 6, 2016 – April 17, 2016

    Humans rarely appear in the photographs on view in this exhibition, yet their presence is undeniable. In these photographs, drawn from the permanent collection... more »

  • E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    The E.L. Wiegand Collection: Representing the Work Ethic in American Art

    January 23, 2016 – April 17, 2016

    The artworks that comprise the E.L. Wiegand Collection date from the early twentieth century to the present and represent various manifestations of the work... more »

  • Scholastic Art Awards 2016

    March 11, 2016 – April 15, 2016

    Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s... more »

  • Gallery Closure

    January 12, 2016 – January 22, 2016

    All galleries with the exception of the Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby Gallery will be closed to prepare for the opening of The... more »

  • Tahoe: A Visual History

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    Experience one of America’s most beloved landscapes like never before– through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers, and sculptors. Immerse yourself... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    DaɁawɁaga: At the Edge of the Lake

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. The Washoe people have lived in the Lake Tahoe region for... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    First Euro-American Views

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Nineteenth-century American understanding of the Sierra Nevada was shaped by the... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Lake Tahoe’s Golden Age – Nineteenth Century Paintings of the Region

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. During the Golden Age of American landscape painting in the second... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Surmounting Donner Summit – A Symbol of American Progress

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. The Sierra Nevada range was a physical and symbolic obstacle to... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Donner Pass and the Harsh Realities of Progress

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. In 1844, trapper and frontiersman Elisha Stevens safely guided the first... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Tahoe Timber – Industry and the Sound of the Saw

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. In 1878, John Muir derided “the outlandish noise of loggers and... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Rise of the Resort – Tahoe and the Leisure Lifestyle

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. While the Civil War raged in the eastern United States and... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Tahoe Today – An Altered Landscape

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Lake Tahoe experienced rapid growth after World War II. Residential populations... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Water Woes – Clarity, Conflict & Conservation

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Tahoe’s hydrological impact extends far beyond its shores. The 400-square-mile greater... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Tahoe Documentary

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. A documentary produced by KNPB in affiliation with the Nevada Museum... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Tahoe Postcards

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. As Lake Tahoe became a popular destination for vacationers and tourists... more »

  • Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Washoe Legends

    August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016

    This theme comprises one section of the museum-wide exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History. Illustrations by BillyHawk Enos, Kevin Jones, Charles Munroe, and Mauricio Sandoval... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Dave Eggers: Insufferable Throne of God

    January 17, 2015 – July 26, 2015

    Dave Eggers’ new drawings and paintings, created especially for this exhibition, feature strange, powerful images of animals, and plaintive text—much from the Old Testament.... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Betsabeé Romero: En Tránsito

    February 6, 2015 – July 26, 2015

    The Nevada Museum of Art presents artist Betsabeé Romero’s first solo museum exhibition in the western United States. One of the most revered Mexican... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Tamara Kostianovsky: After Goya

    January 17, 2015 – July 26, 2015

    Responding to the tradition of still-life painting, Kostianovsky creates a three-dimensional sculptural representation of the butcher shop scene in Francisco de Goya’s 1808 painting... more »

  • Media Gallery

    smudge studio: Look Only at the Movement

    April 11, 2015 – July 26, 2015

    Nuclear waste, which ranges from highly radioactive plutonium to materials such as clothing and tools with only low levels of radiation, has been accumulating... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Larry Mitchell: The 1ºC Project

    November 22, 2014 – July 12, 2015

    Australian painter Larry Mitchell has been traveling to the South Pacific Islands since the late 1970s, and for more than twenty years sailing to... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine

    February 21, 2015 – July 12, 2015

    A Road Through Shore Pine contains 18 photographs made by the photographer in Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, in the fall of 2013.  In the exhibition, Adams traces... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Erika Harrsch: The Monarch Paradigm – Migration as Metaphor

    April 18, 2015 – July 12, 2015

    Each fall, about 250 million Monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to Mexico, where they spend their winter until conditions favor... more »

  • Feature Gallery South

    No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

    February 13, 2015 – May 3, 2015

    The paintings in No Boundaries were made by nine elderly men from the Western Australian desert. These men were revered as leaders in their... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape

    February 7, 2015 – May 3, 2015

    Each year for the last ten years, Victoria Sambunaris (American, born 1964) has set out from her home in New York to cross the... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Mothers — The Art of Seeing

    February 21, 2015 – May 3, 2015

    Mothers–The Art of Seeing  is inspired by land, politics and the spirit in equal measures. Well known for experimenting and pushing the technical aspects of... more »

  • Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Scholastic Art Awards 2015

    March 6, 2015 – April 10, 2015

    Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Daniel McCormick & Mary O’Brien: Watershed Sculpture

    December 6, 2014 – April 5, 2015

    In the early 1990s the California artist Daniel McCormick began to go beyond witnessing and documenting environmental damage in photographs to create artworks as... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Kevin Cooley: Primal Forces

    December 20, 2014 – March 29, 2015

    Kevin Cooley’s work examines the relationship between the natural and built environment and the moments when the two collide. This exhibition presents a concise selection... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

    November 22, 2014 – February 15, 2015

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948, Tokyo, Japan) explores themes of history and temporal existence through the medium of photography. His interest in art began at... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and The Birds of America

    December 20, 2014 – February 15, 2015

    In the first decades of the nineteenth century John James Audubon created one of the greatest and most famous bodies of North American bird... more »

  • Feature Gallery South

    Late Harvest

    September 27, 2014 – January 18, 2015

    Late Harvest juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings, resulting in intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts. The exhibition seeks to... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Maya Lin: What is Missing?

    July 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015

    Maya Lin is inevitably cast as an architectonic artist, but over the past decade she has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis

    August 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015

    Lita Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis installation is the first large-scale artwork created in Antarctica. This milestone of contemporary land art, widely acknowledged to be both... more »

  • Media Gallery

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas & Martin Wattenberg

    October 4, 2014 – December 14, 2014

    In this internet-based Earthwork, unpredictable live movements of the Hayward Fault are detected by a seismograph, transmitted continuously via the Internet, and processed to... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    The Paruku Project: Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia

    June 21, 2014 – December 7, 2014

    Paruku is the region in Australia’s Western Desert that surrounds the inland body of water known to settlers as Lake Gregory. Named after the... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    VENUE: Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh

    June 21, 2014 – November 30, 2014

    In 2012, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, two of the Internet’s most critically acclaimed bloggers, embarked on a multi-state tour of the United States... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    North Dakota Oil Boom: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans

    June 21, 2014 – November 30, 2014

    The Williston Basin is a 300,000-square-mile depression that includes parts of North and South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Two miles beneath the surface... more »

  • E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    The 36th Star: Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State

    August 2, 2014 – November 2, 2014

    In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Helga Griffiths: Brainscape

    June 14, 2014 – September 28, 2014

    German artist Helga Griffiths is interested in the physiology and psychology of perception, and her body and sense organs are often the point of... more »

  • Feature Gallery South

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

    May 31, 2014 – August 31, 2014

    Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art will be the first comprehensive traveling exhibition of objects from Duke’s remarkable Hawaiian home, Shangri... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez

    May 10, 2014 – August 17, 2014

    Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez marks the first comprehensive examination of the artist’s work produced from 1929 to 1946. An artist of great significance, Ramos... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Chemigrams: Nolan Preece

    May 10, 2014 – August 10, 2014

    Nolan Preece, a photographer for over forty years, has devoted his work to understanding and mastering the challenging techniques of early photography and conceiving... more »

  • E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    Italian Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

    March 29, 2014 – July 6, 2014

    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... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Stephen Galloway: Place/No Place

    March 22, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Davey Hawkins: Eagle Brand

    March 22, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Realm of the Commonplace: Paintings by Patricia Chidlaw

    January 18, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

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

    February 8, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

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

    November 23, 2013 – June 1, 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... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Phyllis Shafer: I only went out for a walk…

    February 8, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works

    March 1, 2014 – 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... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Franklin Evans: timepaths

    October 5, 2013 – 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... more »

  • Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Scholastic Art Awards 2014

    March 7, 2014 – April 11, 2014

    Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places

    December 14, 2013 – March 18, 2014

    Stephen Shore’s seminal work Uncommon Places is considered one of the most celebrated and influential collections of photographic work produced in the past 40... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions

    October 5, 2013 – March 9, 2014

    New York-based artist Emilie Clark creates art installations informed by the history of science and natural history. The latest in series of works focused... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Ashley Blalock: Keeping Up Appearances

    September 7, 2013 – March 9, 2014

    Ashley Blalock fuses craft and fine art to create objects and site-specific installations inspired by everyday artifacts from the female domestic sphere. She uses... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

    September 7, 2013 – February 16, 2014

    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Upon Kahlo’s death... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Ulrike Arnold: Painting with Ground & Sky

    June 22, 2013 – February 2, 2014

    Minerals have been used as a source of pigment ever since humans began making rock art from ochre in Africa, Australia, and Europe more... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    The Book of the Lagoons: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison

    July 28, 2012 – February 2, 2014

    See the massive and very rare The Book of the Lagoons by artists Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison on view in the CA+E Research... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

    November 2, 2013 – January 19, 2014

    This exhibition celebrates avant-garde artists–—including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris... more »

  • Contemporary Hall Gallery

    Andrea Borsuk: Leap of Faith

    September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

    Santa Cruz-based artist Andrea Borsuk will create a new site-specific mural installation portraying the journey from the California coast to the Nevada desert. By... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea: Basque Painter in Nevada

    September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

    Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea is one of the most well-known painters living and working today in the Basque Country, located on the border of... more »

  • Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    Las Vegas Periphery, Views from the Edge: Photographs by Laurie Brown

    August 24, 2013 – December 8, 2013

    Laurie Brown’s panoramic photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada, reveal lush green grass, artificial waterways, and tropical palm trees set against a stark waterless desert... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Erika Osborne: The Back of the Map

    April 27, 2013 – November 17, 2013

    Maps are not pictures of the land, but rather abstractions we use to understand where we are and how to move across the landscape.... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Cecelia Condit: Within a Stone’s Throw

    June 29, 2013 – November 10, 2013

    Within a Stone’s Throw is a video installation that considers the connections between landscape and the human presence, exploring unconventional perceptions of reality, scale... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Modernist Maverick: The Architecture of William L. Pereira

    July 27, 2013 – October 13, 2013

    This exhibition surveys the architecture, urban planning, and design work of American architect William L. Pereira through images, models, drawings, and plans. The exhibition... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Hunt Rettig: Cracked and Absorbed

    June 1, 2013 – September 22, 2013

    Colorado artist Hunt Rettig’s three-dimensional, mixed media assemblages are made with unexpected combinations of materials, including polyester film, synthetic rubber, plastic, wood, silicone, metal... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    William Eggleston: Los Alamos

    June 22, 2013 – September 19, 2013

    Signaling the Nevada Museum of Art’s ongoing commitment to contemporary photography, William Eggleston: Los Alamos will feature seventy-five of the iconic American artist’s vivid... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    In All Cases: A Collection Selection

    May 18, 2013 – September 8, 2013

    This exhibition samples the Nevada Museum of Art’s diverse and growing contemporary art collection alongside a selection of artworks on loan from private collectors.... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Amerique Powell: Explosions and Possibilities

    May 11, 2013 – September 1, 2013

    A 2012 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno’s MFA program, Amerique Powell’s lively acrylic paintings are explosions of color and pattern. Her works... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    A Real Van Gogh?: An Unsolved Art World Mystery

    April 13, 2013 – August 25, 2013

    In 1948, William Goetz, the famed Hollywood producer, head of Universal Pictures, and legendary art collector, purchased a painting attributed to Vincent Van Gogh... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York

    March 2, 2013 – July 7, 2013

    Launching a long-term collaboration with New York’s El Museo del Barrio—the leading Latino cultural institution in the U.S. dedicated to Latino, Latin American, and... more »

  • Media Gallery

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg

    February 16, 2013 – June 16, 2013

    The Nevada Museum of Art, long known for exhibitions and collections related to the natural and built environment, now ventures into virtual environments with... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Frohawk Two Feathers: ‘And Those Figures Through the Leaves. And That Light Through the Smoke,’ Part Two of “The Americas”

    February 9, 2013 – June 9, 2013

    Frohawk Two Feathers is the artistic alter-ego of Umar Rashid, born in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. A performer, writer and artist, his work is... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Linda Besemer: Sine Language

    February 2, 2013 – May 19, 2013

    “Although my work has taken other forms (folds, slabs, sheets, zip folds) my fundamental interest in the detachability of signification as a way to... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Jean-Pierre Bonfort: Travelling

    January 11, 2013 – May 5, 2013

    Jean-Pierre Bonfort’s Travelling project is comprised of cellphone photographs taken during multiple trips over a five-year period from a moving train between Grenoble and... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Hook, Line and Sinker: Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl

    January 26, 2013 – April 28, 2013

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines our contemporary understanding of the word “draw” as “to form a line by drawing a tracing instrument from point... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Kim Abeles: From Studio to Street

    November 24, 2012 – April 14, 2013

    Kim Abeles is a Los Angeles artist who explores and maps her urban environment to chronicle broad social issues. Trained originally as a painter... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    The Way We Live: American Indian Art of the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada

    October 27, 2012 – March 24, 2013

    This exhibition surveys contemporary art made by American Indians in the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada region. In January 2011, the Nevada Museum of... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs

    October 13, 2012 – February 10, 2013

    Celebrate a bygone era during this exhilarating presentation of vintage neon signs that once graced some of Nevada’s most iconic restaurants, casinos, hotels, and... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Rebeca Méndez: At Any Given Moment

    September 1, 2012 – February 10, 2013

    The Nevada Museum of Art presents a video installation by artist and designer Rebeca Méndez, recipient of the 2012 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Hoor Al Qasimi: Off Road

    September 22, 2012 – January 27, 2013

    “All voluntary travel is characterized by longing for some elusive element that lies out of reach in daily life.” –Lucy Lippard, On the Beaten... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

    August 24, 2012 – January 13, 2013

    This powerful and haunting series of fifty photographs documents and examines the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities in... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Jorinde Voigt: Systematic Notations

    July 28, 2012 – January 13, 2013

    The Nevada Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings by German artist Jorinde Voigt, recent winner of the prestigious... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Ciel Bergman: Sea of Clouds What Can I Do

    September 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013

    While teaching art at the University of California, Santa Barbara during the 1980s, artist Ciel Bergman discovered increasing amounts of plastic trash washing up... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Bovey Lee: Undercurrents

    September 8, 2012 – January 2, 2013

    Bovey Lee’s meticulously crafted paper-cut drawings explore the struggle between nature, urbanization, and the ownership of natural resources. Lee’s drawings are rooted in her... more »

  • Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    For Your Eyes Only

    September 29, 2012 – October 30, 2012

    For Your Eyes Only is an exhibition of artist’s books that explores the structural possibilities of the book, and includes works by artists and... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: Ice Music

    June 30, 2012 – October 28, 2012

    Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer who creates bridges between sound art and contemporary... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Arthur and Lucia Mathews: Highlights of the California Decorative Style

    June 16, 2012 – October 14, 2012

    Arthur and Lucia Mathews are widely acknowledged as two of California’s most prolific artists working in what is widely known as the California Decorative... more »

  • Tim Hawkinson: Totem

    September 8, 2010 – October 7, 2012

    Internationally-acclaimed artist Tim Hawkinson is known for his complex sculptures. Made from bronze, this single sculpture Totem evokes the forms of discarded plastic bottles... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Edward Burtynsky: Oil

    June 9, 2012 – September 23, 2012

    Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one the most important subjects of our time by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary... more »

  • Feature Gallery North

    Southwest Pottery – From Anasazi to Zuni: Selections from the Brenda and John Blom Collection

    May 5, 2012 – September 9, 2012

    This exhibition features over 100 pieces of Southwestern pottery produced by some of the most active pottery-producing Native American tribal groups in the Southwest... more »

  • Small Works Gallery

    Gregory Euclide: Nature Out There

    March 24, 2012 – September 2, 2012

    Gregory Euclide’s intricately crafted sculptural works explore the tension between idealized, picturesque views of landscapes and actual experiences of being in nature. Using traditional... more »

  • Media Gallery

    Gail Wight: Hydraphilia

    April 21, 2012 – August 26, 2012

    Slime mold: you’ve noticed it growing on a fallen tree in the forest, or even possibly growing on old lettuce in your compost pile;... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Andrew Rogers: Contemporary Geoglyphs

    March 2, 2012 – August 26, 2012

    Australian sculptor and photographer Andrew Rogers began making large-scale geoglyphs in 1999 to create meditative spaces on each continent of the globe. Geoglyphs are... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Anne Lindberg: Modal Lines

    March 24, 2012 – July 15, 2012

    Anne Lindberg creates subtle drawings and installations that blur the line between traditional media. Made from colored thread and graphite, her meditative works are... more »

  • Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry: The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art

    August 27, 2011 – July 1, 2012

    Organized on the occasion of the Nevada Museum of Art’s 80th anniversary in 2011, this special exhibition will celebrate the institution’s early founders, Dr.... more »

  • The Canary Project: Landscapes of Climate Change

    January 7, 2012 – June 17, 2012

    The Canary Project, founded in 2006 by the artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler/Morris) initially consisted of Sayler photographing landscapes throughout the world... more »

  • Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows

    February 11, 2012 – May 20, 2012

    Created by Tiffany Studios in New York City at the beginning of the 20th century and named for the angels in the Biblical Book... more »

  • John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Tiffany & Co. Arms from the Robert M. Lee Collection

    February 11, 2012 – May 20, 2012

    The most distinguished name in decorative firearms in America is Tiffany & Co. — a surprise to those who might otherwise recognize the firm... more »

  • Celebrate Art of the Tiffany Era: Three unique exhibitions

    February 11, 2012 – May 20, 2012

    The Tiffany family design legacy is celebrated in this unique mix of exhibitions featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass of the art nouveau era... more »

  • August Sander: Face of Our Time

    December 17, 2011 – April 22, 2012

    This exhibition features sixty black-and-white portraits taken by German photographer August Sander in the early part of the twentieth century that document a cross... more »

  • Peter Liashkov: Paper Cowboy

    January 21, 2012 – April 15, 2012

    Although artist Peter Liashkov has lived in the American West for over fifty years, he admits that he had never given significant thought to... more »

  • The Scholastic Art Awards of 2012

    March 3, 2012 – March 30, 2012

    The Museum presents an exhibition of artwork created by northern Nevada middle and high school students as part of The Scholastic Art Awards of... more »

  • Jean-Luc Mylayne: The Heavens Are Blue

    August 13, 2011 – March 11, 2012

    A self-taught photographer and thoughtful scholar of philosophy, French photographer Jean-Luc Mylayne explores temporality and the relationship of humankind to both nature and the... more »

  • Richard Black: Australia’s Murray River

    September 20, 2011 – March 1, 2012

    Australian architect Richard Black has long been engaged with research related to the Murray River—Australia’s longest and most agriculture-intensive watercourse that has been continually... more »

  • Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices, and Architectural Inventions

    August 13, 2011 – February 12, 2012

    This exhibition will explore how planetary landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. Specifically, it will investigate... more »

  • Diana Al-Hadid: Water Thief

    September 3, 2011 – January 29, 2012

    Diana Al-Hadid builds elaborate sculptural installations that investigate past and present ideas about architecture, science, time, and space. Water Thief evokes the structure of... more »

  • Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry: The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art

    August 27, 2011 – January 29, 2012

    Organized on the occasion of the Nevada Museum of Art’s 80th anniversary in 2011, this special exhibition will celebrate the institution’s early founders, Dr.... more »

  • Shirin Neshat: Passage

    June 4, 2011 – January 8, 2012

    Set amidst a stark and timeless desert landscape, Shirin Neshat’s stirring video presents the rituals and customs of a Muslim funeral ceremony, revealing a... more »

  • Jacob Hashimoto: Here in Sleep, a World, Muted to a Whisper

    November 16, 2010 – December 31, 2011

    In celebration of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in 2011, contemporary artist Jacob Hashimoto was commissioned to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork to hang in... more »

  • Amy Franceschini and Mike Davis: This is Not a Trojan Horse

    August 1, 2011 – December 11, 2011

    A multi-faceted and socially engaged project, This is Not a Trojan Horse is a large, human-powered, wooden horse built in Abruzzo, Italy by Amy... more »

  • Helen & Newton Harrison Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation

    September 3, 2011 – December 4, 2011

    In Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation, internationally-renowned environmental artists Helen and Newton Harrison propose a series of long-term ecological responses to recorded temperature increases in... more »

  • The Unworthiness of Our Response: Photographs by Robert Adams

    April 30, 2011 – November 27, 2011

    Over the past forty years Robert Adams has built a distinguished career as a photographer, producing images that convey his honest and impassioned responses... more »

  • Titian’s La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress

    September 24, 2011 – November 20, 2011

    “Presented by arte italia, through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, Titian’s Renaissance masterpiece painting La Bella: Woman in... more »

  • Fog Garden: The Architecture of Water

    July 25, 2011 – November 13, 2011

    People have been using dew from fog as a source of drinking water for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that scientists in... more »

  • Linda Fleming: Modeling the Universe

    July 2, 2011 – November 6, 2011

    Linda Fleming’s intricately cut maquettes suggest the co-existence of the mundane, the cosmological, and the scientific. At once delicate, but structurally sound, the structures... more »

  • To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

    June 11, 2011 – September 4, 2011

    To Live Forever explores the ancient Egyptian belief that death was an enemy to be overcome through proper preparation. This exhibition is drawn entirely... more »

  • Donald Farnsworth: Specimens

    April 30, 2011 – August 28, 2011

    Controversy surrounding theories of evolution have continually unfolded since British scientist Charles Darwin published his book On the Origin of Species in 1859. For... more »

  • Toni Lowden: Biology is Technology

    April 2, 2011 – August 21, 2011

    Nevada-based artist Toni Lowden is best known for her large-scale tapestries and other textile works. In 2010, the Museum challenged Lowden to create a... more »

  • Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail

    March 26, 2011 – August 14, 2011

    A renowned photographer and social activist, Ansel Adams is recognized as one of America’s foremost photographers. His view of America, produced in over half-a-century... more »

  • Greg Drinkwine: Triumph of Craftsmanship – Arts and Crafts Frames

    April 2, 2011 – August 7, 2011

    In this first-ever frame exhibition, the Nevada Museum of Art will partner with northern Nevada craftsman Greg Drinkwine, a master frame-maker who has been... more »

  • Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers

    April 23, 2011 – July 17, 2011

    Photographer Chris Jordan takes statistics that are too big for the mind to grasp and makes them shockingly beautiful for the eye to behold:... more »

  • Leo Villareal: Animating Light

    March 5, 2011 – May 22, 2011

    Leo Villareal is the most prominent light sculptor of his generation. In 1997, he abandoned his work with interactive television and began creating sculptures... more »

  • Expressive Luminescence: Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark

    December 18, 2010 – April 24, 2011

    Throughout European and American art history there have been artists who have explored light as it moves between interior and exterior spaces. From Jan... more »

  • Joan Myers: Wondrous Cold, An Antarctic Journey

    November 27, 2010 – April 3, 2011

    Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey, an exhibition of 50 spectacular color and black-and-white digitally printed photographs, juxtaposes large panoramas of Antarctica’s beauty and desolation... more »

  • New Acquisition: Enchanted Forest by Kim Abeles

    December 4, 2010 – March 27, 2011

    Kim Abeles curiously maps oft-forgotten natural vegetation found in suburban and urban areas. Enchanted Forest, Dodger Stadium calls attention to the plants and trees... more »

  • The Wrong Side of Reno: Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City

    October 2, 2010 – March 6, 2011

    The Wrong Side of Reno: Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City will be the first exhibition to present... more »

  • Explorer, Naturalist, Artist John James Audubon and the Birds of America

    November 6, 2010 – February 13, 2011

    Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon features fifty large-scale prints by the legendary artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851). Perhaps the most influential... more »

  • Ben Hoffman: The Cartesian Medium

    September 11, 2010 – February 6, 2011

    Mathematics and art are intimately linked in the innovative work of Nevada artist Ben Hoffman. Having always been interested in mathematical parallels to the... more »

  • Inside/Out: Art and Architecture in Taipei

    January 15, 2011 – January 30, 2011

    Taipei is Taiwan’s largest city. An urban area of 6.7 million people, it is often classified as an ‘”alpha world city”, or a city... more »

  • John Reid: The Fishman Project

    October 2, 2010 – January 9, 2011

    In 1988 Australian artist John Reid captured on film the blurred image of what appeared to be a hominid creature underwater. The location was... more »

  • Natural Conflict: Video and Photography from Israel

    August 28, 2010 – December 5, 2010

    Natural Conflict showcases work by seven established Israeli artists who explore issues that have been ongoing in Israeli society for years. Through the media... more »

  • Binh Danh: Ancestral Altars

    June 19, 2010 – November 28, 2010

    Vietnamese-American artist Binh Danh uses an innovative photographic process that employs organic matter and sunlight to make haunting images that memorialize victims of the... more »

  • Pablo Picasso: Musical Instruments

    July 3, 2010 – November 28, 2010

    Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is perhaps the best known Modern artist of the twentieth century. Recognized for the seminal role he played in the... more »

  • Chester Arnold: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

    August 14, 2010 – October 17, 2010

    For Chester Arnold, painting is as much about social responsibility as it is about crafting luscious large-scale oil paintings in the tradition of 19th-century... more »

  • Fletcher Benton: The Studio

    August 14, 2010 – October 17, 2010

    Renowned American sculptor Fletcher Benton is best known for cutting, folding, and realigning two-dimensional sheets of steel into three-dimensional objects that seem to defy... more »

  • Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies

    May 15, 2010 – September 26, 2010

    Using a GPS unit and a compass, New Mexico-based artist Bill Gilbert attempts to walk carefully pre-determined routes in both space and time across... more »

  • Lewis Baltz: In the Desert

    June 26, 2010 – September 19, 2010

    Lewis Baltz: In the Desert will debut at the Nevada Museum of Art from April 3—September 26, 2010. The exhibiton will feature 28 photographs... more »

  • The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection

    May 22, 2010 – September 12, 2010

    This exhibition features nearly forty artworks devoted to creative interpretations of the human figure. The eclectic group of contemporary works by artists such as... more »

  • Views from China: Yang Yongliang and the Modern Metropolis

    April 3, 2010 – September 12, 2010

    Upon first glance, Yang Yongliang’s photographs appear as dreamlike Chinese paintings, not unlike those he studied extensively as a student of traditional art at... more »

  • The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

    May 1, 2010 – July 25, 2010

    Fernando Botero is a Colombian artist who employs a range of media in his ongoing exploration of the human condition. Alternately wry and deeply... more »

  • Bryan Christiansen: Trophy Hunter

    February 20, 2010 – May 9, 2010

    Bryan Christiansen makes life-sized contemporary sculptures that challenge conventional notions about rural life, home, the rituals of the hunting tradition, and the innocence of... more »

  • Lucy Raven: China Town

    January 16, 2010 – May 9, 2010

    China Town is a video made by artist Lucy Raven as she followed the path of copper ore from an open pit mine in... more »

  • A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts

    February 6, 2010 – April 11, 2010

    Until recently, the quilts of Gee’s Bend were the exclusive products of thrift and necessity, assembled from discarded fabric scraps and created to “keep... more »

  • Raphael: The Woman with the Veil

    January 9, 2010 – March 21, 2010

    Presented by Arte ITALIA, through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, Raphael’s masterpiece painting The Woman with the Veil... more »

  • Elaine Parks: Swarm

    December 19, 2009 – March 14, 2010

    For artist Elaine Parks, the annual invasion of Mormon crickets in the Nevada town of Tuscarora is an event she anticipates with both deference... more »

  • Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light

    November 7, 2009 – January 17, 2010

    This exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of legendary Dutch etcher Rembrandt van Rijn. The extensive collection of Rembrandt’s etchings, drawn from the Museum... more »

  • Tuan Phan: Root | Bound

    June 6, 2009 – December 13, 2009

    Vietnamese-American artist Tuan Phan considers the human body to be a metaphorical map that physically charts the course of personal journeys. By overlaying drawn... more »

  • Joan Myers: Western Power

    August 22, 2009 – December 6, 2009

    Photographer Joan Myers recognizes that as consumers we often take the source of our power supply for granted, paying little attention to how energy... more »

  • Helen Lundeberg: The History of Transportation

    April 11, 2009 – December 6, 2009

    During the Depression-era of the 1930s and 40s, thousands of artists throughout the United States were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal... more »

  • Faces: Chuck Close and Contemporary Portraiture

    June 27, 2009 – October 18, 2009

    A leading figure in contemporary American art since the 1970s, Chuck Close is celebrated for his successful efforts to reinvigorate the field of modern... more »

  • Carleton E. Watkins: Yosemite Photographs

    July 25, 2009 – October 11, 2009

    Discover the sites and landscapes of Yosemite as seen through the lens of nineteenth-century photographer Carleton E. Watkins. This small exhibition features views of... more »

  • Reed Bingham: Miracle Children

    July 18, 2009 – August 16, 2009

    Capturing the expressions of children who have suffered extreme physical trauma but are now healthy, Reno photographer Reed Bingham explores the many layers of... more »

  • Jennifer Steinkamp: Fly to Mars

    March 7, 2009 – August 9, 2009

    Jennifer Steinkamp is among today’s best-known contemporary artists working in the field of new media art. Fly to Mars is a computer-animated projection of... more »

  • Penelope Gottlieb: NO $ DOWN

    January 2, 2009 – July 18, 2009

    For nearly a decade, Penelope Gottlieb has worked to produce a series of drawings that examine the archetypal American dream of home ownership, while... more »

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Collection in Context

    April 4, 2009 – June 7, 2009

    For nearly 80 years, the Nevada Museum of Art has worked to develop a permanent collection of fine art unparalleled to that of any... more »

  • Between Grass and Sky: Rhythms of a Cowboy Poem

    January 17, 2009 – May 17, 2009

    Much like visual art, the enduring tradition of cowboy poetry is a rich and vital form of cultural expression in the American West. This... more »

  • Long May She Wave: The Graphic History of the American Flag

    October 25, 2008 – February 15, 2009

    Arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic... more »

  • Michael Light: Some Dry Space

    September 13, 2008 – January 4, 2009

    Michael Light’s landscape photographs document-and thereby provoke-human dialogue with nature. His images are at once scathing and celebratory, exploring the complex and ever-evolving relationship... more »

  • Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness Photographs

    August 24, 2008 – January 4, 2009

    Terry Falke’s body of wry, lyrical photographs forms an intimate and idiosyncratic portrait of the American Southwest. By emphasizing the unique beauty of the... more »

  • Chris Drury: Mushrooms | Clouds

    August 10, 2008 – October 5, 2008

    One of Great Britain’s most prolific and respected Conceptual artists, Chris Drury investigates themes related to the environment, emphasizing cycles of destruction and regeneration in... more »

  • Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful

    April 19, 2008 – July 13, 2008

    During his remarkably prolific 70-year career, Frank Lloyd Wright was committed, not only to the development of a truly American style of architecture, but... more »

  • Michael Sarich: Like, Love, Lust

    January 26, 2008 – March 30, 2008

    Michael Sarich’s paintings and sculptures have been called visual diaries that overflow with symbols and icons that the artist retrieves from deep within his... more »

  • Margaret Whiting: Laws of the Land

    October 27, 2007 – March 2, 2008

    Discarded law books, science texts, encyclopedias, and dictionaries become the raw material for Margaret Whiting’s mixed media constructions. By altering these authoritative texts and... more »

  • Yosemite: Art of an American Icon

    October 13, 2007 – January 13, 2008

    Granite cliffs, flowing streams, verdant meadows, and tourist dreams: Yosemite National Park has long been an emotional experience and place of visual drama. Portrayed... more »

  • Salt Dreams: Reflections of a Downstream West

    August 25, 2007 – December 9, 2007

    Based on the critically acclaimed book of the same title, Salt Dreams: Reflections of the Downstream West looks at the troubled history of the... more »

  • A Fragile Presence: The Local Landmark Paintings of Roy Powers

    July 21, 2007 – October 21, 2007

    In a growing region like northern Nevada, familiar landscapes seem to disappear from the landscape with the blink of an eye. Longtime Reno resident... more »

  • Deborah Butterfield: Horses

    June 16, 2007 – September 23, 2007

    The Nevada Museum of Art presents an in-depth survey of the artwork of internationally acclaimed Montana sculptor, Deborah Butterfield. This exhibit offers a comprehensive... more »

  • David Maisel: Black Maps

    April 14, 2007 – August 5, 2007

    The exhibition Black Maps features large-scale photography by renowned aerial photographer David Maisel. The exhibition is comprised of three series of aerial photographs that... more »

  • Andy Warhol’s Dream America

    October 20, 2007 – May 28, 2007

    Screenprints from the Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Andy Warhol, one of the most influential and provocative artists of the twentieth century,... more »

  • Voces Latinas Works on Paper from 1921-present

    November 17, 2006 – March 18, 2007

    This exhibition showcases artworks by seventeen artists who represent the diverse range of creative voices within the Latino community. Drawn primarily from the Nevada... more »


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