The Art of Stillness: A Guided Meditation

Join us in an exploration of “stillness” with published author and meditation expert, Stephen Jacobs. Used as a technique to improve inner balance, focus and reflection, meditation can help support a healthy, happy, productive life. Stephen Jacobs will lead a discussion introducing the benefits of meditation and will conclude with an interactive guided meditation.

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Alicia Barber on Paul Revere Williams’ Architectural Legacy in Central and Northern Nevada

To explore the work of Paul Revere Williams in northern and central Nevada is not only to gain insight into the remarkable breadth of his creative range, but to open a window into a transformational era in the state’s history. Spanning the 1930s and 1940s, Williams’ work in the region is deeply intertwined with the growth of its distinctive culture and economy, including its development into a divorce capital, tax haven, and national tourist destination.  

Join Alicia Barber, Ph.D., award-winning writer, historian, and founder of the historical consulting firm Stories in Place for a look at the architectural legacy of Paul Revere Williams in northern and central Nevada.

Symphony No. 3: Altered Landscape – A Discussion

Jimmy López Bellido, a world-renowned, Finnish-trained, Peruvian-American composer, was invited by Laura Jackson, Music Director of the Reno Philharmonic, to work with curators at the Nevada Museum of Art to select photographs from the Museum’s Carol Franc Buck Altered Landscape Photography Collection to inspire his brand-new composition, Symphony No. 3: Altered Landscape.

The symphony explores the dynamic interconnectedness of humans and the Earth and envisions a hypothetical future where people exist in harmony with the natural environment.

Join us for a discussion with Jimmy López Bellido, Laura Jackson and Director of the Center for Art + Environment, William L. Fox. For tickets to the world premiere symphony, please visit renophil.com

RESCHEDULED: The Art of Stillness: A Guided Meditation

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for Friday, June 24 at noon. Please click here to register for the new date. For questions, please email us

Join us in an exploration of “stillness” with published author and meditation expert, Stephen Jacobs. Used as a technique to improve inner balance, focus and reflection, meditation can help support a healthy, happy, productive life. Stephen Jacobs will lead a discussion introducing the benefits of meditation and will conclude with an interactive guided meditation.

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Picasso In Clay

Vivienne Hall, Owner and Director of Squire Fine Arts in Los Gatos, California discusses the exhibition Picasso in Clay and shares insight on the shaping of the Robert Felton and Lindsay Wallis Collection.  

This program will be hosted in person as well as streamed live on Zoom. 

Lessons from Picasso’s Ceramics

Dr. Brett M. Van Hoesen, Associate Professor and Area Head of Art History at the University of Nevada, Reno, explores three key lessons in conjunction with Picasso’s ceramics: the importance of playfulness, the necessity for experimentation, and the culture of collaboration.

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Art Bite: Visions of Smoke Creek with Artist Michael Moore

Artist Michael Moore spends three to five months a year living and painting at his Smoke Creek studio. While in the desert, Moore rises each morning to paint the landscape of the Smoke Creek playa. Join us for a conversation with Michael Moore and William L. Fox, the Peter E. Pool Director of the Center for Art + Environment. 

This program will be hosted in person as well as streamed live on Zoom. 

(Virtual) Art as Cultural Communication and the Intersections of Contemporary Native Life

Susan Lobo is a cultural anthropologist specializing in research and community-based advocacy work in urban and rural Native communities in the United States and Latin America. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley where she was the coordinator of the Center for Latin American Studies, at U.C. Davis, and at the University of Arizona. Between 1978-1995 she was the coordinator of the Community History Project, located at Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland where she and artist Jean LaMarr first became friends. More recently she has worked for Tohono O’odham Community Action. Her publications include The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana, the textbook Native American Voices, editor of American Indians and the Urban Experience and Organización Social, Patrones de Residencia e Idetidad en Comunidades Indígenas Urbanas en Estados Unidos. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and Tacuarembó, Uruguay. 

Join us for a conversation as Lobo explores art as cultural communication and the intersections of contemporary Native life, while also exploring the work of Jean LaMarr.

NOTE: This program is hosted virtually on Zoom. 

Guillermo Galindo Presents Sonic Borders

Experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist, and visual media artist Guillermo Galindo joins us for a talk about his work Sonic Borders. By showing moments of disruption on the land, Galindo’s work introduces a complicated look at policing the boundary. 

The extent of the work of experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist, and visual media creator Guillermo Galindo, redefines the conventional limits between music, the art of music composition, and the intersections between all art disciplines, politics, and spirituality. 

Galindo’s artistic practice emerges from the crossroads between sound, sight, and performance and includes everything from orchestral compositions, instrumental works, and opera, to sculpture, visual arts, computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, filmmaking, instrument building, three-dimensional installation, and live improvisation. His acoustic compositions include major chamber and solo works, two symphonies commissioned by the UNAM (Mexico university symphony orchestra), the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and choir, and two operas.

Galindo is a Senior Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, Stanford’s 2018 Mohr Visiting artist as well as the 2019 Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Rollins Cornell Arts Museum. 

 

 

High Desert Test Sites: Learning From What We Are Not

Join us in welcoming Acting Director, Vanesa Zendejas, and Programming Manager Elena Yu from High Desert Test Sites for a conversation about the Joshua Tree, CA based experiment where contemporary art converges with the desert. As a conceptual entity, HDTS is dedicated to “learning from what we are not” and the belief that intimately engaging with the high desert community can offer new insights and perspectives, often challenging art to take on new areas of relevancy.

Per local, State, and CDC health guidelines for Covid-19, the Museum requires that masks are worn while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.

This program will also be streamed live via Zoom Webinar for all registrants. 

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.