Events

  • Register Member Events

    Members Premiere: Art + Environment Season

    Thursday October 19, 2017 / 5 – 9 pm

    Members and Conference guests are invited to gather for the Members’ Premiere of the 2017 Art + Environment Season. Curators and artists are available for informal conversation as well as special roving and interactive surprises featuring the creative citizenry of Black Rock City. Live music by The Special 2.

    Members are invited to participate in the live silkscreen artistry of Remixed Ink. Bring a t-shirt, jacket or vest and personalize it with a co-created piece of art. Stencils will include imagery of well-known works of art at Burning Man. From 6 to 7 pm,  artist Bruno Fazzolari will “scent” copies of the Museum’s newest book Unsettled with a bespoke, commissioned perfume of the same name. 

    JOIN TODAY and plan to attend the Members Premiere then enjoy benefits such as FREE unlimited admission, dedicated members-only events and additional savings on shopping, dining, and tours throughout the year.

    Hosted by NV Energy

  • Register Symposium

    2017 Art + Environment Conference

    Friday October 20, 2017 / 9 am – 5 pm

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

    For three days (Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21), the Nevada Museum of Art will present the 2017 Art + Environment Conference.  Our guests will traverse time and space across the unsettled terrains, shifting frontiers, and limitless horizons of a super-region we call the Greater West. The Greater West was the last part of the planet to be explored and settled by Homo sapiens. It spans the entire west coast of the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia, and across the Pacific Basin to Australia and New Zealand. It is a geography of frontiers characterized by vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist.The Conference investigates this exploration in multiple overlapping spheres: the cultural tectonics of the New World from Alaska to Colombia; the radical self-reliance and civic evolution of Burning Man; the fluctuating ecotones of rural/urban land use; and outer space—the ultimate mirror for humanity’s aspirations. NOTE: Conference guests are invited to attend the Members’ Premiere for the Art + Environment Season on Thursday, October 19 from 5 to 9 pm.

    PURCHASE TICKETS BEFORE FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 AND THE EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $100 WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM EACH REGISTRATION FEE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: Art+Environment Conference

    Friday October 20, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed to the public on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, for our signature triennial event, the Art + Environment Conference. To learn more, please click here

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: 2017 Art + Environment Conference

    Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed to the public on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, for our signature triennial event, the Art + Environment Conference. To learn more, please click here

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday October 22, 2017 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar.  Museum members receive a 10% savings.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 775.284.2921.

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday October 22, 2017 / 1 – 2 pm

    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. Reservations are not needed. 

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 26, 2017 / 5 – 6 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1pm; and Sundays at 1pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday October 26, 2017 / 5:45 – 7:30 pm

    Educators are invited to these FREE monthly roundtables, which provide participants an opportunity to interact with art and each other. Principles of design, interactive activities, and implications for teaching and learning inform the discussion about dynamic multi-modal learning that results from creative play and inquiry-based early childhood experiences. Registration is required. For questions, please contact Leah Sanders, curriculum coach at UNR.

    Pre-meeting gathering at chez louie (no host) begins at 4:30 pm.

    Registry credit (1.5 hours) and CEU credit (.5 for attending 5 sessions) are available.

    FREE Museum members

  • Register Talks

    David Best on Building Sacred Spaces

    Thursday October 26, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Internationally-renowned American sculptor David Best and a group of friends first built a sacred temple out of reclaimed wood and waste from a local toy manufacturer at Burning Man in 2000. Since then, he has been involved in the design of 9 temples.  Best explores the important collaborative and participatory nature of his works and the experience of planning, building, and burning these hallowed spaces to the ground in an emotional spectacle of light and heat.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 28, 2017 / 1 – 2 pm

    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. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission


Exhibitions

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through December 7, 2017

    A decade ago, Eleanor Preger never imagined herself taking photographs at Burning Man. Highlights of this Incline Village-based photographer’s work will be on view... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Permanent Collection Galleries

    City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

    through January 7, 2018

    For the first time ever, explore the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Unsettled

    through January 21, 2018

    Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia,... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through May 11, 2018

    Across the desert south of Las Vegas, Nevada, rises a large, colorful anomaly. Seven colossal stone forms defy gravity with their teetering formations. The... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

    through September 30, 2018

    The fourteen-foot diameter Mylar balloon hanging in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall is a model for a future artwork by contemporary artist Trevor... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through December 31, 2018

    Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on an aerial photograph of the southern Nevada military installation known... more »

    Included with Admission


Registration NOW Open | 2017 ART + ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE