August 2014

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Events

  •   Special Events

    chez louie Early Closure

    Thursday August 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Take note: chez louie will close early today at 2:30 pm for a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday August 21, 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

    CA+E Director William L. Fox on Geographies of Australian Aboriginal Homelands

    Friday August 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Explore the cultural and environmental challenges facing Australia’s remote region known as Paruku. Learn about the multidisciplinary perspectives brought to bear on the region’s fragile environment by artists, scientists, and its indigenous Aboriginal inhabitants.

    $10 / $0 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday August 23, 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 August 24, 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 24, 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 Performance

    An Afternoon of Spanish and Latin American Music with Tenor Genaro Mendez and Pianist Julio Alexis Munoz

    Sunday August 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Join tenor Genaro Méndez and pianist Julio Alexis Muñoz for an intimate concert of Spanish and Latin American music. Méndez and Muñoz have collaborated together numerous times in Mexico, Spain and the United States. Méndez, a University of Nevada graduate and Nevada native, is an associate professor of voice at the University of Kansas, and Muñoz is a professor of vocal repertoire at the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid, Spain.

    $10 / $8 Museum members | Buy Tickets

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday August 28, 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.

  •   Special Events

    Napa Valley Wine Tasters Dinner with chez louie

    Thursday August 28, 2014 / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    NOTE: This event is sold out. Please join us at our next Wine Tasters Dinner featuring an Italian inspired menu on Thursday, September 25th.

    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 menu inspired by the Napa Valley and will savor the rich flavors of hand selected wines of the Napa region in an intimate setting.

    Sold Out

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday August 30, 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
  • 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

  • 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