Events

  • Special Events

    Take Me Home Huey: Opening Ceremony

    Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5 – 6 pm

    Please join Nevada Arts Council board member Ryrie Valdez, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art, to honor our veterans and witness the healing power of art, as we welcome the Take Me Home Huey Project to Reno.  Partake in the unveiling of the 47-foot contemporary sculpture made from a re-purposed boneyard Huey helicopter, serial #67-17174, which was shot down with two casualties in 1969 during a Medevac mission in Vietnam. 
    Artist Steve Maloney partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), to create the project dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans that served in Vietnam and never received a welcome home.  It’s a colorful ambassador – literally and figuratively – and a catalyst for conversations for veterans from all conflicts.  Take Me Home Huey promotes healing and aims to bring awareness to PTS.For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    With special guests and live musical performances, we intend it to be an inspiring evening for a community in support of its veterans.

    Those attending the Thursday evening screening are invited to stay for a light reception immediately following the ceremony.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR THE FILM SCREENINGS. THESE EVENTS HAVE LIMITED SEATING.

    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to reach capacity. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    FREE General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday September 28, 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

  • Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30 – 8 pm

    Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. The film includes a song by the same name commissioned for the project.  Composed and performed by Jeannie Cunningham it is the 3rd element to the installation. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community. For more information visit Take Me Home Huey.

    Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women. 
    All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

    Exclusive Sponsorship provided by Clark/Sullivan Construction

    $7 General / $5 Museum members


Exhibitions

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through 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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    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

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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