Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Mel Wade

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: The Socks

    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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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    July 1, 2017 – February 18, 2018

    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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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Scholastic Art Awards 2018

    through March 4, 2018

    Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s... more »

    Included with Admission

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    John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

    through May 13, 2018

    Marking the Infinite presents the work of nine of Australia’s leading Aboriginal women artists. While many of them have established reputations in Australia, for... 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

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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through December 31, 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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    E. L. Wiegand Gallery

    History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg

    through January 6, 2019

    A highlight of the E.L. Wiegand Work Ethic Collection, American artist Helen Lundeberg’s History of Transportation traces a progression of labor from the Native... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    The Nuclear Landscape

    through January 6, 2019

    Nevada’s past and future are closely intertwined with the nuclear history and politics of the United States. Under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Art of the Greater West

    through January 6, 2019

    The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection at the Nevada Museum of Art aims to make connections between artistic... more »

    Included with Admission