Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Mark McKay Band

    Thursday June 1, 2017 / 5 – 7 pm

    Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries.

    Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

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    Jim Markle on the Environment Through the Photographers Lens

    Friday June 2, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Lake Tahoe resident, activist, and photographer, Jim Markle’s images are influenced as much by his appreciation for art, history, and environmental issues as by the beauty and diversity he sees around him. Join Jim as he explores photography through the lenses of interdisciplinary education, environmental research and the important role of photographers in documenting the Lake Tahoe ecosystem.

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities & the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 3, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Judith & Rocky

    Sunday June 4, 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 June 4, 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

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday June 7, 2017 / 4 – 6 pm

    Local educators are invited to this FREE special series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). Join Charles N. Mathewson Director of Education Marisa Cooper for a presentation, discussion and activity based on the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions as they relate to teaching and the Nevada Academic Content Standards.

    A light reception will follow the presentation. Teacher in-service credit is available for participating in the Educator Evenings. Earn 0.5 teacher in-service credit for attending five Educator Evenings and 1.0 credit for attending ten during August 1 through July 31 timeframe. Please check with the State of Nevada to see if credit may be applied to your area of licensure.

    Educator Evenings are sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, McGowan and SWITCH.

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    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday June 8, 2017 / 5:45 – 7:15 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 8, 2017 / 6 – 7 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 Talks

    AIGA Presents: Aaron Draplin – Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book

    Thursday June 8, 2017 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    We got a book deal! That mythical call up to the big leagues. Hear the harrowing account of making our first book. From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares…we’ll share what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages. And yes, the book has typos, and so does life. We’ll show examples of both from the making of Pretty Much Everything. Print’s not dead! Let this talk be proof. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour and cash bar inside chez louie. Program begins at 6 pm.

    $15 General / $12 Museum members

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    An Inspiration to Create Art: Climate Change and the Environment

    Friday June 9, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Local photographer and educator Nolan Preece uses experimental photographic processes to reflect his involvement with environmental activism. Beginning as a field photographer for environmental impact studies, Preece has spent the last 40 years exploring and creating one of a kind works of art that blend the physics of painting and printmaking with the chemistry of photography.  His chemigram landscapes resemble the textures, colors, and shapes of the Nevada desert he calls home. Join Preece for an intimate conversation exploring how climate change and the environment can inspire and inform art and photography. 

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities & the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

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    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday June 9, 2017 / 1 – 3 pm

    Seniors are invited to spend the afternoon at the Museum. Enjoy a guided tour and a studio art class along with light refreshments. 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 month. Advanced registration is recommended.

    Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday June 10, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Hands ON! on Second Saturdays program offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” which provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at selected artworks while engaging in a dialogue about the selected pieces.  Themes and programs change monthly and rotate through cultural explorations, exhibition connections and community partnerships.  Guest artists, community collaborations and guest performances transition through this engaging series of monthly programs.

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands-on Art Project: Animal Masks
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands-on Art Project: Accordion Books
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators unlocks “The Center for Art + Environment”
    12 pm & 1:30 pm | Interactive Performance by Brüka Theater, “The Town Musicians of Bremen, A Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm”
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 2nd Floor
    2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

    Additional sponsorship by NV Energy, the Sato Foundation, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank, and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

    Free admission on Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Entravision and El Sol de Nevada.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 10, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Impromptu

    Sunday June 11, 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 June 11, 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

  • Register Film

    Are You Really My Friend? The movie.

    Wednesday June 14, 2017 / 6 – 7:30 pm

    In 2011, photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the real from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends and exploring the meaning of friendship in the era of social media. Over the course of 5 years, she traveled around the country and around the world, meeting with and photographing her friends in their homes, discovering the ways in which friendship is defined. Along with the formal portraits she produced during her travels across the globe, Hollander shot more than 100,000 digital images and video files on a series of iPhones and “point and shoot” cameras, documenting her travels and experiences.

    Las Vegas filmmaker and 2016 Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year, Robin Greenspun convinced Hollander to allow her to direct and produce a film documenting the project and her experiences during her travels. Hollander trusted Greenspun with her hard drives containing those 100,000 images and made the movie which is now part of Hollander’s exhibition, Are You Really My Friend? on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

    Join Greenspun and Hollander for a screening of the film Are You Really My Friend? followed by a panel discussion exploring friendship, photography and social media.

    For more information, visit: http://areyoureallymyfriend.com/

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday June 15, 2017 / 6 – 7 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 Talks

    The Nuclear Landscape

    Thursday June 15, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Peter Goin is a photographer best known for his work with transformed landscapes and is currently serving as Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Time Based Media/(Videography) at the University of Nevada, Reno. Join Peter as he discusses his Nuclear Landscapes, featured in the Museums Altered Landscape collection, and the important and evolving role of the research artist.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 17, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday June 18, 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 June 18, 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 June 22, 2017 / 6 – 7 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 Talks

    Capturing Lake Tahoe

    Thursday June 22, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Thomas Bachand has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. His photography of Lake Tahoe captures the allure and fragility of this beloved landmark and destination. Join Tom as he explores his own body of work, the historic photography of Carleton Watkins, and how photography informs our perception of the landscape.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday June 24, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday June 25, 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 June 25, 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 June 29, 2017 / 6 – 7 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


Exhibitions


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