A Look Inside the Historic Ranch House at Rancho San Rafael

In 1935, Dr. Raphael Herman, his brother Norman B. Herman, and Norman’s wife, Mariana, jointly purchased the sprawling Jensen ranch located just northwest of the University of Nevada campus. With permanent residences in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, the trio hired Paul Revere Williams in 1936 to design a custom home in the Classical Revival style on the Reno property, which they renamed Rancho San Rafael. Join us for coffee in the courtyard of the Main Ranch House followed by a presentation by historian and author Dr. Alicia Barber.  

Program will be held at the Main Ranch House, located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno NV 89503.

 

Pre-registration required.  

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.

Rachel Hayes on Someday When We’re Dreaming

Contemporary artist, Rachel Hayes, has created textile based installations that cover sand dunes, cross rivers, and billow across the landscape. Inspired by abstract paintings, fiber-art, minimalism and fashion, as well as the colors and sightlines of the natural landscape, Hayes stitches together interlocking strips of color in materials that vary in opacity, texture and dimension.

Join Hayes as she discusses her major site-specific artwork, Someday When We’re Dreaming, currently on view in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall at the Nevada Museum of Art. 

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. 

A Community Forum: Reckoning with Nevada’s Boarding School Past

NOTE: Pre-sale in-person tickets have sold out. Please join us virtually.

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Beginning in 1890, thousands of American Indian children were sent to Stewart Indian Boarding School in Carson City, Nevada as part of the U.S. government’s policy of forced assimilation. This community forum provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss this history and the traumatic legacy that remains. Participants include Stacey Montooth, Executive Director of the Nevada Indian Commission;  Dr. Debra Harry, Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity, University of Nevada, Reno; and the debut of Jean LaMarr’s performance, They Danced, They Sang, Until the Matron Came. 

This program is a hybrid presentation. 

Co-presented by Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum, Carson City, Nevada 

For questions about registration, please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org

Suzan Shown Harjo on Indigenous Rights, Arts and Activism (Hybrid)

Suzan Shown Harjo has worked for decades to shape a national Native American policy agenda that addresses issues at the core of Indigenous identity: sacred places protection and repatriation, religious freedom, treaty and inherent sovereign rights, mascot eradication, and language revitalization. Join together in the Museum’s theater, as Harjo speaks virtually from Washington, D.C. to discuss past and ongoing issues surrounding artists’ rights, women’s rights, and Native rights. Dr. Debra Harry, Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity, University of Nevada, Reno, will moderate a conversation and Q&A following the presentation.

For those joining in-person, a light reception to follow program.

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Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, born in her Treaty territory in El Reno, OK, also is Hotvlkvlke Mvskokvlke of Nuyakv Ground, raised on Muscogee Nation Reservation allotted farmland. A writer, curator, and policy advocate, she has developed landmark laws and led campaigns for Indigenous Peoples’ inherent sovereignty and human rights, protecting cultural, historic, and sacred places and recovering over one million acres of land. A Founding Trustee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, she and others envisioned it in 1967 and achieved its 1989 enabling act with its historic repatriation provision, and she conceived, curated, researched, and edited its “Nation to Nation” Treaties book (2014) and exhibition (2014-2025). She also was Curator of the first Native contemporary art exhibit ever shown in the U.S. House & Senate Rotundas (1992). An award-winning Columnist and a School of Advanced Research Poetry Fellow and Summer Scholar, her policy and creative writings are widely published. Recipient of a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom, she has helped reshape society with her leadership and successes toward ending “Indian” slurs and appropriations from sports, geographic locations, and popular culture, and with her persistent work protecting Native ancestors, arts, cultures, lands, languages, religious freedom, and waters.

Rose B. Simpson on Transformance: Film Screening and Dialogue (Virtual)

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As part of the fall 2021 Art + Environment Season, mixed-media artist Rose B. Simpson presented Transformance, a public performance developed in collaboration with members of the Southern Paiute (Nuwu) community. Join us for the premiere viewing of Transformance, a short film documenting Simpson’s residency at Nuwu Art + Activism Studios as well as the live performance. Simpson will be in dialogue with collaborator and artist, Fawn Douglas and filmmaker, Ben-Alex Dupris. 

The Transformance was realized with generous support from VIA Art Fund.

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