July 2014

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Events

  •   Sunday Music Brunch

    chez louie presents The Socks

    Sunday July 27, 2014 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary Bar. Reservations strongly encouraged, call 775.284.2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Sunday July 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    The Museum offers a wide variety of tours designed to fit guests' unique interests and needs. 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); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm.

    Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Guided Tours are free for members and paid general admission.

  •   Film

    Ensayo de un Crimen (The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz)

    Sunday July 27, 2014 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Ensayo de un Crimen (The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz) is a 1955 Mexican film by Spanish-born writer-director Luis Buñuel. It focuses on a would-be serial killer whose plans, although elaborate, never result in an actual murder.

  •   Special Events

    SOLD OUT: French Wine Tasters Dinner with chez louie

    Wednesday July 30, 2014 / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    The July Wine Tasters Dinner is Sold Out. Our next Wine Tasters Dinner will feature wines from the Napa Valley and is scheduled for Thursday, August 28. Please click on the date to register. Join chez louie's Chef Shakka Moore and a special guest Sommelier from Southern Wine and Spirits for a three-course dinner and wine journey. Guests will enjoy a French-inspired menu and will savor the rich flavors of hand selected French wines in an intimate setting. Preregistration is required and is non-refundable. Event is limited to 24 registrants. Price is inclusive of tax and gratuity.

    Sold Out

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday July 31, 2014 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The Museum offers a wide variety of tours designed to fit guests' unique interests and needs. 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); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm.

    Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Guided Tours are free for members and paid general admission.

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday August 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    The Museum offers a wide variety of tours designed to fit guests' unique interests and needs. 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); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm.

    Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Guided Tours are free for members and paid general admission.

  •   Sunday Music Brunch

    chez louie presents Truckee River Quartet

    Sunday August 3, 2014 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary Bar. Reservations strongly encouraged, call 775.284.2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Sunday August 3, 2014 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    The Museum offers a wide variety of tours designed to fit guests' unique interests and needs. 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); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm.

    Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Guided Tours are free for members and paid general admission.

  •   Museum Event

    Museum Store Yard Sale

    Wednesday August 6, 2014 – Wednesday August 20, 2014 / 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Shop 'til you drop at the annual Museum Store Yard Sale! Save 40 to 70% on select items, including books, gifts, and Museum merchandise. Save up to 50% on select jewelry. Other discounts do not apply.

  •   Special Events

    Educator Evening: The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to State?

    Wednesday August 6, 2014 / 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Local educators are invited to this FREE special series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). Join us on August 6th for a presentation, discussion and activity on the exhibition The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to State. A reception will follow with light refreshments from 5:30 to 6 pm.

    Registration is required. Reserve your space for this event by emailing Jacque Dawson. Please include your name, school, grade level taught, email and phone number.

    Teacher in-service credit is available for participation in this series. Earn 0.5 teacher in-service credit for attending 5 Educator Evenings and 1.0 credit for attending 10 during the August 1 through July 31 time frame. Please check with the State of Nevada to see if credit may be applied to your area of licensure.

    This series is generously sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.


Exhibitions

Admission
  • Nolan Preece Contemporary Gallery

    Chemigrams: Nolan Preece

    through 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 of new photo-based processes at the same time. In the late 1970s and early 80s, his fondness for experimental photography led him to originate a photographic abstraction process that employed chemical masking techniques and... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez Hawkins Gallery

    Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez

    through 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 Martínez (1871–1946) developed his own distinctive contribution to modernism. This exhibition explores Ramos Martínez’s work through four sections—Many Women, Religious Piety, Los Angeles Stories, and... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art Feature Gallery South

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

    through 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 La. Situated amidst five acres of interlocking terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head, Shangri La powerfully reflects Duke’s life-long aesthetic passions.... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Brainscape Media Gallery

    Helga Griffiths: Brainscape

    through 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 departure for her work. Brainscape is a video taking viewers on an animated journey of the artist’s own brain, based on computer tomographic images created at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. The dream-like flight simulation... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh CA+E Gallery

    VENUE: Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh

    through 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 “to document often overlooked yet fascinating sites through the eyes of the innovators, trendsetters, entrepreneurs, and designers at the forefront of ideas today.” Their 16 month long journey, inspired by nineteenth-century survey... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Elizabeth Farnsworth and  Terry Evans CA+E Research Library

    North Dakota Oil Boom: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans

    through 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 of the basin lies a shale deposit called the Bakken Formation, where hydraulic fracturing has unlocked vast amounts of petroleum. Fracturing, also known as “fracking,” pumps water, sand, and chemicals underground at high... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia Feature Gallery North

    The Paruku Project: Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia

    through 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 English-born explorer Sir August Gregory, this terminal desert lake has long been a resource for the Walmajarri-speaking Aboriginal people. The ancient shoreline of Lake Gregory contains what may be the oldest sites of continuous human cultural... more »

    Included with Admission

  • What is Missing? Casazza Gallery

    Maya Lin: What is Missing?

    through 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 that help viewers to visualize complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world. This exhibition unites sculptural objects alongside what Lin considers to be her final memorial project, What is Missing? An interactive mapping... more »

    Included with Admission