September 2014

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Events

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday September 25, 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.

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  •   Buy Tickets Special Events

    Italian Wine Tasters Dinner with chez louie

    Thursday September 25, 2014 / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    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 an Italian-inspired menu and will savor the rich flavors of hand selected Italian wines in an intimate setting.

    $70 / $65 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday September 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.

  •   Sunday Music Brunch

    chez louie presents the Socks

    Sunday September 28, 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 September 28, 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

    DamNation

    Sunday September 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. (87 minutes, unrated)

    $7 / $5 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Special Events

    Educator Evening: Late Harvest

    Wednesday October 1, 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). On October 1st, the feature exhibition Late Harvest will be explored along with a gallery-based activity and discussion. Followed by a reception 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.

  •   First Thursday

    Jelly Bread

    Thursday October 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Groove to 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. Additional sponsorship by Total Wine.

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

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday October 4, 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.

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Sunday October 5, 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.


Exhibitions

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

  • Nevada's Journey from Territory to State Wiegand Gallery

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

    through 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 toward October 31, 1864. This special show features historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special Nevada Day Weekend presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan... 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

  • Stellar Axis Contemporary Gallery

    Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis

    through 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 a stunning and ecologically sensitive intervention on the continent, has received international acclaim. Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis was installed on the Ross... 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

  • Wallsprawl Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through August 16, 2015

    Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on a real aerial photograph of a fringe area where wide-open desert meets large-scale urban development. Zittel grew up in in the West in an isolated rural area that in the span of 16 years became a fully developed suburban matrix complete with a shopping mall. Witnessing this rapid takeover of the... more »

    Included with Admission