September 2014

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Events

  •   Buy Tickets Black Rock Design Institute

    DICE 2014: CRAFT

    Thursday September 18, 2014 / 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    DICE 2014 dives into the intricacies of the idea of 'craft': its history, misconceptions and future in the world of design.

    DICE '14 features such speakers as lighting designer Charles Stone, designer of the famed World Trade Center Memorial "Tribute in Light," as well as internationally acclaimed architect Tom Kundig, recipient of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.

    This year, DICE challenges designers and artists to answer the question: How can you use your 'craft' to make Reno a better place? Submit your video or a self-running presentation no longer than 3 minutes for a chance to be the nucleus of a Kickstarter campaign aimed at helping you fund your idea.

    $60 / $45 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday September 18, 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 Black Rock Design Institute

    Tom Kundig | Olson Kundig Architects

    Thursday September 18, 2014 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Highlighting the DICE 2014: CRAFT conference is a dialogue with internationally acclaimed architect Tom Kundig. Kundig has received some of the world's highest design honors, including a National Design Award for architecture from the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture.

    A limited number of individual tickets to this portion of the DICE program will be available for sale for those who cannot attend the DICE Conference.

    $12 / $8 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Buy Tickets Special Events

    THURSDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS WITH CHEZ LOUIE

    Thursday September 18, 2014 / 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Guests will enjoy a wine and food pairing selected and prepared by Chef Shakka Moore in the intimate setting of chez louie. Enjoy three appetizers paired with three carefully selected wines. Join us early at 6 pm for a free docent-guided tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions, then make your way down to chez louie by 7 pm and take flight!

    $32 / $27 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday September 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.

  •   Sunday Music Brunch

    chez louie presents Colin Ross

    Sunday September 21, 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 21, 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

    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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    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.


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

  • 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