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Ongoing Programs
Saturday August 13, 2022 10 am – 6 pm

Hands ON! Second Saturday – Lines and Architecture

Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation Hands ON! Second Saturdays offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at current work on view. New exhibitions, community collaborations, guest

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FREE General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Saturday August 13, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Sunday August 14, 2022 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café is the perfect precursor to an afternoon exploring our galleries. Chef Colin Smith has updated the menu to include an eclectic array of options from traditional breakfast fare to lunch options–both of which pair nicely with juice, coffee, champagne or a mimosa. Doors open

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Group Tours
Sunday August 14, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Friday August 19, 2022 1 – 2 pm

A Closer Look Guided Tour: Which Frequency Do You Feel?

A Museum volunteer docent will lead you through In Frequencies to explore it more closely.  A Closer Look is offered every Friday at 1 pm. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Special Events
Friday August 19, 2022 7 – 8:15 pm

Deborah Levoy: Soulful Songs Inspired by Wild Places

Inspired by wild places, Deborah Levoy’s songs weave folk, jazz, and soul into a style that is uniquely “exceptional, resonant, and passionate” (SF Weekly). With a poet’s love of language and an expressive voice that can “soar and scat, get folky and funky” (Daily Hampshire Gazette), Levoy enchants with performances

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$20 General
$15 Members

Group Tours
Saturday August 20, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Sunday August 21, 2022 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café is the perfect precursor to an afternoon exploring our galleries. Chef Colin Smith has updated the menu to include an eclectic array of options from traditional breakfast fare to lunch options–both of which pair nicely with juice, coffee, champagne or a mimosa. Doors open

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Group Tours
Sunday August 21, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Special Events
Thursday August 25, 2022 8 – 10 pm

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

Steep Canyon Rangers aren’t afraid to experiment with the tried-and-true forms of bluegrass and have affirmed their place as one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic,

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$50 General
$40 Members

Talks
Friday August 26, 2022 12 – 1 pm

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

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$15 General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Friday August 26, 2022 1 – 2 pm

A Closer Look Guided Tour

A Museum volunteer docent will lead you through current exhibitions to explore a specific topic more closely.  A Closer Look is offered every Friday at 1 pm. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Talks
Saturday August 27, 2022 10 am – noon

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

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$15 General
$10 Members

Group Tours
Saturday August 27, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Sunday August 28, 2022 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café is the perfect precursor to an afternoon exploring our galleries. Chef Colin Smith has updated the menu to include an eclectic array of options from traditional breakfast fare to lunch options–both of which pair nicely with juice, coffee, champagne or a mimosa. Doors open

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Group Tours
Sunday August 28, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Wednesday August 31, 2022 4 – 6 pm

Back-to-School Night for Educators

Nevada’s PreK-12 educators are invited to a special in-person back-to-school night. Enjoy access to the Museum’s exhibitions, a DJ, small bites and a bar. Participate in hands-on activities and a raffle. Education providers will be present to share teaching resources, including Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Communities in

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Ongoing Programs
Thursday September 1, 2022 5 – 7 pm

First Thursday with Musical Guest Josiah Knight

First Thursday returns loud and proud with live music presented in partnership with Loud As Folk, a regional singer-songwriter showcase. Featuring musical guests Josiah Knight plus The Turkey Buzzards and host Spike McGuire. Meet up with friends for this long-standing monthly tradition of live music, beer and plenty of fun.   

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FREE Members

Group Tours
Friday September 2, 2022 1 – 2 pm

A Closer Look Guided Tour

A Museum volunteer docent will lead you through current exhibitions to explore a specific topic more closely.  A Closer Look is offered every Friday at 1 pm. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Saturday September 3, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Sunday September 4, 2022 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café is the perfect precursor to an afternoon exploring our galleries. Chef Colin Smith has updated the menu to include an eclectic array of options from traditional breakfast fare to lunch options–both of which pair nicely with juice, coffee, champagne or a mimosa. Doors open

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Group Tours
Sunday September 4, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Wednesday September 7, 2022 4 – 5:30 pm

Virtual Educator Evening: Design-Based Learning

Design-Based Learning is structured around Essential Questions described in the standard K–12 curricula content. Encompassing all subject areas, Design-Based Learning is an interdisciplinary methodology that ignites creativity and motivates civic engagement to teach critical thinking and problem solving. Join us for an introduction to Design-based Learning with Jessica Heim, Director of the

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Film
Thursday September 8, 2022 6 – 7:45 pm

2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of 7 short films curated from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival short film program, including three titles that won Festival awards. Considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers, the

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$15 General
$10 Members

Ongoing Programs
Friday September 9, 2022 1 – 3 pm

Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

Seniors are invited to spend the afternoon at the Museum. Enjoy a guided tour and a studio art class. Monthly tours and projects are designed for participants of all levels of experience and offer an engaging and interactive experience. These monthly sessions are held on the second Friday of each

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$15 General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Friday September 9, 2022 1 – 2 pm

A Closer Look Guided Tour

A Museum volunteer docent will lead you through current exhibitions to explore a specific topic more closely.  A Closer Look is offered every Friday at 1 pm. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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$15 General
FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Saturday September 10, 2022 10 am – 6 pm

Hands ON! Second Saturday – Nevada Love with Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl

Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation Hands ON! Second Saturdays offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at current work on view. New exhibitions, community collaborations, guest

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FREE General
FREE Members

Group Tours
Saturday September 10, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

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FREE Members

Ongoing Programs
Sunday September 11, 2022 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Museum Café is the perfect precursor to an afternoon exploring our galleries. Chef Colin Smith has updated the menu to include an eclectic array of options from traditional breakfast fare to lunch options–both of which pair nicely with juice, coffee, champagne or a mimosa. Doors open

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Group Tours
Sunday September 11, 2022 11 am – noon

Guided Tour

Enrich your experience with a guided tour. A docent will guide you through the galleries, offering insight and history to the artwork on view. Guided tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. Reservations are recommended. FREE with admission

More Info

$15 General
FREE Members