Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

A Graphic Update on Draplin Design Company from Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin is a popular logo and brand designer, and the man behind Draplin Design Co (DDC). His clients have included Nike, Apple, and former President Barack Obama. Draplin will talk about his graphic design practice, logo design, and how he’s been able to attract big clients by working on fun projects for his own brand.

Photo of Aaron Draplin by Samson Hatae

 

Deep Time Design Preview: Nik Hafermaas

Join Nik Hafermaas, an internationally recognized and award-winning designer, media artist, and educational leader from Berlin, Germany to hear about the design process leading up to Deep Time: Sea Dragons of Nevada.  
 

Tadáskía and Ana Cláudia Almeida: A Joyner/Giuffrida Visiting Artists Program

Join Brazilian artists Tadáskía and Ana Cláudia Almeida for a lively conversation about their work. The discussion will be moderated by independent curator Keyna Eleison. 

(LEFT): Ana Cláudia Almeida. Image courtesy of the artist and Quadra, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Gabriel Bsa; (RIGHT): Tadáskía. Image courtesy of the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Joanes Barauna.

Opening Talk: Martin Sander on Sea Dragons of Nevada

Join Dr. Martin Sander, one of the world’s leading ichthyosaur paleontologists from Bonn, Germany, as he details his 30-year odyssey excavating fossils in Nevada’s Augusta Mountains. Hear his stories of mountaineering for fossils, digging out tons of pounds of ichthyosaur bones, and transporting them to the laboratory via helicopter and in a beer truck. Learn what Sander’s study of these giant animals teaches us about evolution, life on earth, and Nevada’s place in the global scientific community.

Dr. Martin Sander divides his research between excavating sea reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs in Nevada and elsewhere around the globe and understanding dinosaurs as living animals. These interests converge on understanding the evolution of giants in the ocean and on land.

*Registration includes access to the Summer Block Party beginning at 4pm! 

Opening Talk: Martin Sander on Sea Dragons of Nevada

Join Dr. Martin Sander, one of the world’s leading ichthyosaur paleontologists from Bonn, Germany, as he details his 30-year odyssey excavating fossils in Nevada’s Augusta Mountains. Hear his stories of mountaineering for fossils, digging out tons of pounds of ichthyosaur bones, and transporting them to the laboratory via helicopter and in a beer truck. Learn what Sander’s study of these giant animals teaches us about evolution, life on earth, and Nevada’s place in the global scientific community.

Dr. Martin Sander divides his research between excavating sea reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs in Nevada and elsewhere around the globe and understanding dinosaurs as living animals. These interests converge on understanding the evolution of giants in the ocean and on land.

*Registration includes access to the Summer Block Party beginning at 4pm! 

Virtual Reality and Seven Magic Mountains

Join us to explore Seven Magic Mountains in virtual reality with Luka Starmer. The University Nevada Reno Libraries and the Nevada Museum of Art have teamed up to create an immersive virtual reality experience of Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains. This project allows viewers to virtually explore the vibrant sculptures in their actual form and scale, while experiencing the landscape and the people who visit it, all without ever leaving Northern Nevada. Beyond bringing the piece into the virtual reality, this project serves as a valuable archival tool, digitally preserving this captivating work of art in perpetuity, ensuring wider access, and fostering a deeper understanding of the iconic piece. The VR experience will be available in the E.L. Cord Museum School during regular hours. 

Labor, Race, and Maynard Dixon’s Boulder Dam Suite (Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Program)

Maynard Dixon’s trips through Northern and Southern Nevada between 1901 and 1939 resulted in hundreds of sketches, paintings, and poems.

Join award-winning art historian Dr. John Ott of James Madison University, for a discussion on Dixon’s representation of laborers during the construction of the Boulder Dam in the early 1930s. 

John Ott, Ph.D., is Professor of Art History at James Madison University and researches artwork by and portrayals of African Americans, particularly during the second quarter of the twentieth century, as well as art markets and collecting in the United States. He is author of Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California: Cultural Philanthropy, Industrial Capital, and Social Authority (Ashgate, 2014) and, with Tim Cresswell, Muybridge and Mobility (University of California Press, 2022).

Please join us in the Wayne L. Prim Theater for a live viewing of the virtual presentation followed by an opportunity to visit the exhibitions. 

If you wish to join virtually, please register and you will receive the zoom invitation via email. 

Dixon in Depth

Maynard Dixon’s trips through Northern and Southern Nevada between 1901 and 1939 resulted in hundreds of sketches, paintings, and poems.

Join exhibition curator Ann M. Wolfe and renowned Dixon scholar Donald Hagerty for a program about Dixon in Nevada.

  • Doors Open with Coffee at 10 am 
  • Opening Remarks and Talk by Ann Wolfe 
  • Donald J.  Hagerty | A Scattering of Obsidian Chips: Maynard Dixon’s Nevada

About the Speakers:

ANN M. WOLFE

Ann M. Wolfe holds the endowed position of Andrea and John C. Deane Family Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Nevada Museum of Art, where she has worked since 2006. She is an art historian, scholar, and writer on topics specializing in Nevada art history, photography, Indigenous art of the Great Basin, and placing Nevada art, history, and culture into a broader global context. 

DONALD J. HAGERTY

Donald J. Hagerty is the author of Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon, The Life of Maynard Dixon, and The Art of Maynard Dixon. Additional publications include Beyond the Visible Terrain: The Art of Ed Mell, Holding Ground: The Art of Gary Ernest Smith, Canyon de Chelly: 100 Years of Painting and Photography, and Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. In addition, he has written numerous articles for Western Art Collector, Montana: The Magazine of Western History, California State Library Bulletin, and American Art Collector, among others. 

NOTE: This program was originally scheduled on March 1 as part of the opening weekend of Sagebrush and Solitude: Maynard Dixon in Nevada. It has been rescheduled in two parts, Dixon in Depth and Labor, Race, and Maynard Dixon’s Boulder Dam Suite.

Black Rock Design Institute: Dig Studio

With offices in Denver, Phoenix, and Spokane, Dig Studio is a landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm. They are currently working with the City of Reno on The Truckee River Vision Plan. Learn from Dig Studio leaders about their practice and their approach to creating The Truckee River Vision Plan and implementation of recommended projects.  

*Doors open at 5 pm for networking hour with hosted beer. Program begins at 6 pm. 

Thought on Tap: Building Education and Research Bridges

Join the Museum and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts and Core Humanities Program for “Thought On Tap,” the collaborative public engagement series. In this episode, the Museum and University faculty will discuss plans and opportunities for collaborative education and research in the new Charles and Stacie Mathewson Education and Research Center.