Events

  • Talks

    Kerry Rohrmeier on the Urban Geography of Black Rock City

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    Kerry Rohrmeier received her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013, and is a lecturer in Geography and Global Studies at San Jose State University.  Formerly a professional land use planner, Rohrmeier conducts fieldwork at Black Rock City. In this talk, Rohrmeier explores the construction of innovative, creative public and private spaces that generate cultural questions about community values, social relationships, and city growth.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Documentary Screening: Take Me Home Huey

    Friday September 29, 2017 / 6 – 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. 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