October 2014

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Events

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday October 25, 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 October 26, 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 October 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.

  •   Special Events

    VIEW THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

    Thursday October 30, 2014 / 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

    For four days only, view the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Timed Tickets to view the Emancipation Proclamation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis each viewing day. Present a valid membership card and receive a FASTPASS to see the Emancipation Proclamation on each viewing day. FASTPASS holders jump to the head of the line to view the documents with a minimal wait. The FASTPASS is valid throughout the day. Member FASTPASS generously sponsored by NV Energy

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Thursday October 30, 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

    VIEW THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

    Friday October 31, 2014 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    For four days only, view the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Timed Tickets to view the Emancipation Proclamation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis each viewing day. Present a valid membership card and receive a FASTPASS to see the Emancipation Proclamation on each viewing day. FASTPASS holders jump to the head of the line to view the documents with a minimal wait. The FASTPASS is valid throughout the day. Member FASTPASS generously sponsored by NV Energy

  •   Special Events

    VIEW THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

    Saturday November 1, 2014 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    For four days only, view the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Timed Tickets to view the Emancipation Proclamation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis each viewing day. Present a valid membership card and receive a FASTPASS to see the Emancipation Proclamation on each viewing day. FASTPASS holders jump to the head of the line to view the documents with a minimal wait. The FASTPASS is valid throughout the day. Member FASTPASS generously sponsored by NV Energy

  •   Tours

    Guided Tours at the Museum

    Saturday November 1, 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.

  •   Special Events

    Hill Street Celebration Proclamation

    Saturday November 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Get ready for Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration with a rockin’ street soirée. Featuring live music by The Novelists, Tyler Stafford, and Six Mule Pile Up, this pre-party will energize you for a night of high impact Steampunk fun. Stroll Hill Street between Liberty and California, perusing trinkets and food from a variety of local vendors. Imbibe a sampling of Nevada-themed drinks at 1864 Tavern, which will also host Abe’s post-party. Pahranagat Punch, Proclamation 119, Toiyabe, or Spring Creek libations, anyone? Starts at 1864 Tavern and continues on Hill Street between Liberty and California. Includes live music and a special on-site radio broadcast, 3 – 5 pm, from 100.1 FM The X. FREE Admission.

  •   Special Events

    Honest Abe's Imagination Celebration

    Saturday November 1, 2014 / 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

    BUY TICKETS Yes, citizens, we’re going to party like its 1864! Part steampunk ball, part carnival, this celebration of our state’s visionary spirit will be a grand reimagining of the future through the wondrous lens of the past. We’ll view the original Emancipation Proclamation as El Radio Fantastique rouses imaginations with a uniquely antique menagerie of sights, sounds and musical styles. Dress in costume of appropriate flair: think Civil War meets Jules Verne meets the wild subconscious of a boyhood Lincoln. Ticket price includes complimentary desserts and savory treats. Membership support by NV Energy. Hosted by Barrick Gold of North America. Major sponsorship by Camelot Party Rentals and Bill Pearce | Mini. Media Support by KTHX and KUNR.


Exhibitions

  • 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

  • KEN GOLDBERG, SANJAY KRISHNAN, FERNANDA VIÉGAS, & MARTIN WATTENBERG Media Gallery

    BLOOM: KEN GOLDBERG, SANJAY KRISHNAN, FERNANDA VIÉGAS, & MARTIN WATTENBERG

    through December 14, 2014

    In this internet-based Earthwork, unpredictable live movements of the Hayward Fault are detected by a seismograph, transmitted continuously via the Internet, and processed to generate an evolving field of circular blooms. The size and position of each bloom is based on real-time changes in the Earth's motion, measured as a vertical velocity continuously updated from the seismometer. Referencing... more »

    Included with Admission

  • Prada Marfa Theater Gallery

    Elmgreen & Dragset: Prada Marfa

    through December 27, 2014

    Prada Marfa is a permanent sculpture by the Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Located on a desolate strip of US 90 in Valentine, West Texas (about twenty-six miles outside Marfa, a town of 2,400 that has become a magnet for artists and art lovers), the work is meant to look like a Prada store, with minimalist white stucco walls and a window display that houses... 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

  • Feature Gallery South

    Late Harvest

    through January 18, 2015

    Late Harvest juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings, resulting in intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts. The exhibition seeks to simultaneously confirm—through historically-significant wildlife paintings—and subvert—through contemporary art and photography—viewers’ preconceptions of the place of... 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