Robert Adams: Photographing the American West

Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno looks at the American West through the lens of photographer Robert Adams. Join us for a discussion around how Adams and his peers in the 1970s began to stray from the picturesque images of the American landscape and begin to document the New Topographics, a less romanticized view of industrial landscapes, suburban sprawl, and emphasizing human impact on the land.

Artist Sonia Falcone on Campo de Color (Virtual)

Artist Sonia Falcone joins us virtually to discuss her work Campo de Color (Color Field). Currently on view, this colorful and immersive installation made from spices, salt, and other raw materials, is not only a multi-sensory experience, but also a commentary on the ways that foods continue to connect people, cultures, and regions in our increasingly globalized world.

This is a virtual program, hosted on Zoom. Pre-registration required. 

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

Preserving Ancestral Knowledge

Join Stacey Burns and Lorri Chasing Crow in a program exploring how language, song and dance support the preservation and transmission of ancestral knowledge. Enjoy dances by members of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony while learning about the traditional and modern practices of Great Basin Indigenous Tribes

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

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.

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

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.