April 2014

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Events

  •   Sunday Music Brunch

    chez louie presents Colin Ross

    Sunday April 20, 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.

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Sunday April 20, 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.

  •   Buy Tickets Talk

    AIGA Presents: Primo Angeli

    Thursday April 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    For over 40 years, Primo Angeli built an international reputation for his work in packaging, corporate identity and poster design from his San Francisco office. His clients include global brands like Coca-Cola and DHL, and international events like the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. None of this meant he was above designing for regional or local icons like the Boudin Bakery, Henry Weinhard’s or Mariani. Join the Nevada Museum of Art and AIGA Reno-Tahoe, the professional organization for design, in welcoming Primo and Deanie Angeli in a conversation about life before Design, walking the fine line of art and commerce and other Olympic stories.

    $12 / $8 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday April 24, 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.

  •   Buy Tickets Art Bite

    Migration and Identity: Visiting Artist Erika Harrsch

    Friday April 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Visiting artist Erika Harrsch discusses themes of immigration, movement, and politics in three of her socially-engaged artworks: Flow, Eros Thanatos, and her United States of North America Passport project. All three works feature Monarch butterflies prominently, known for their migrations between Canada and Mexico.

    $10 / $0 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday April 26, 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 The Socks!

    Sunday April 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.

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Sunday April 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.

  •   Buy Tickets Film

    Musicwood

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

    For hundreds of years guitars have been made the same way, but now, this could all change. Musicwood is an adventure-filled journey, a political thriller with music at its heart. An unusual band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world (Bob Taylor of Taylor guitars, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars) travel together into the heart of one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to negotiate with Native American loggers and change the way this forest is logged before it’s too late for acoustic guitars. As the tug-of-war over natural resources unfolds, acoustic virtuosos such as Kaki King, Yo La Tengo, The Antlers, and Steve Earle offer some of the most profound insights in the form of a soundtrack, which doubles as the heartbeat of this debate. (80 minutes, unrated)

    $7 / $5 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   First Thursday

    Coney Dogs

    Thursday May 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Total Wine. Bottled water sponsored by Sam's Club.

    First Thursday is free for Museum members or non-members with paid regular admission.


Exhibitions

Admission
  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • 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 »

    Included with Admission

  • Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection Wiegand Gallery

    Italian Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

    through 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 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 »

    Included with Admission