Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday October 1, 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 October 1, 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 October 4, 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.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Jake Houston

    Thursday October 5, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 7, 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 October 8, 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 October 8, 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 October 12, 2017 / 5 – 6 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

    Larry Harvey in Conversation with David Walker: Reflections on the Growth of Burning Man

    Thursday October 12, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    In 1986, in what can be described as a spontaneous act of self-expression, Larry Harvey and a friend built and burned a wooden figure on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Three decades later, this annual event has made its mark on history.  Burning Man is now a global force for creative culture on six continents, and in more than 50 countries.  Join Harvey, in conversation with Nevada Museum of Art Executive Director and CEO, and Burning Man Project Board Member David Walker, as they reflect on the growth of Burning Man, and what Harvey sees as the next phase of the evolution of Burning Man.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Register Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday October 13, 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 October 14, 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” 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.  Join us in October as we celebrate Día de los Muertos.

    CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Sugar Skulls
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Calaveras Skull Masks
    10 am – 4 pm | View and contribute to our community altar
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    12 pm | Día de los Muertos performance and presentation by Danza Azteca Aztlán 
    1 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 October 14, 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 Talks

    “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone” – A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Saturday October 14, 2017 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, an educator, and a great-grandmother. When a personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edythe has worked so tirelessly for is at stake. From humble Harlem beginnings herself, the indefatigable Edythe has for decades introduced underserved youth and seniors to the transformative power of art. Filmed in an observational style over three years, the documentary “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone” creates an opening to see the world through Edythe’s eyes and her artistic legacy, commemorating the great events of her time.

    As part of the 2017 Reno Mural Expo, Art Spot Reno presents this film screening, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the film’s director, Mo Morris. Ms. Boone, Erik Burke, and muralists from around the country also will be on the panel. To learn more about the Reno Mural Expo and the weekend lineup, please click here.

    Doors open at 5:30 pm for a social hour and a cash bar. Event begins at 6:30 pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members / $5 Student

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday October 15, 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 October 15, 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 Member Events

    Members Premiere: Art + Environment Season

    Thursday October 19, 2017 / 5 – 9 pm

    Members and Conference guests are invited to gather for the Members’ Premiere of the 2017 Art + Environment Season. Curators and artists are available for informal conversation as well as special roving and interactive surprises featuring the creative citizenry of Black Rock City. Live music by The Special 2.

    Members are invited to participate in the live silkscreen artistry of Remixed Ink. Bring a t-shirt, jacket or vest and personalize it with a co-created piece of art. Stencils will include imagery of well-known works of art at Burning Man. From 6 to 7 pm,  artist Bruno Fazzolari will “scent” copies of the Museum’s newest book Unsettled with a bespoke, commissioned perfume of the same name. 

    JOIN TODAY and plan to attend the Members Premiere then enjoy benefits such as FREE unlimited admission, dedicated members-only events and additional savings on shopping, dining, and tours throughout the year.

    Hosted by NV Energy

  • Register Symposium

    2017 Art + Environment Conference

    Friday October 20, 2017 / 9 am – 5 pm

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

    For three days (Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21), the Nevada Museum of Art will present the 2017 Art + Environment Conference.  Our guests will traverse time and space across the unsettled terrains, shifting frontiers, and limitless horizons of a super-region we call the Greater West. The Greater West was the last part of the planet to be explored and settled by Homo sapiens. It spans the entire west coast of the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia, and across the Pacific Basin to Australia and New Zealand. It is a geography of frontiers characterized by vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist.The Conference investigates this exploration in multiple overlapping spheres: the cultural tectonics of the New World from Alaska to Colombia; the radical self-reliance and civic evolution of Burning Man; the fluctuating ecotones of rural/urban land use; and outer space—the ultimate mirror for humanity’s aspirations. NOTE: Conference guests are invited to attend the Members’ Premiere for the Art + Environment Season on Thursday, October 19 from 5 to 9 pm.

    PURCHASE TICKETS BEFORE FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 AND THE EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $100 WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM EACH REGISTRATION FEE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: A+E Conference

    Friday October 20, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed to the public today in order to accommodate our signature triennial event, the Art + Environment Conference. To learn more about the 2017 A+E Conference, please visit the website.

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED: A+E Conference

    Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed to the public today in order to accommodate our signature triennial event, the Art + Environment Conference. To learn more about the 2017 A+E Conference, please visit the website.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday October 22, 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 October 22, 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 October 26, 2017 / 5 – 6 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 Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday October 26, 2017 / 5:45 – 7:30 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

  • Register Talks

    David Best on Building Sacred Spaces

    Thursday October 26, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Internationally-renowned American sculptor David Best and a group of friends first built a sacred temple out of reclaimed wood and waste from a local toy manufacturer at Burning Man in 2000. Since then, he has been involved in the design of 89 temples.  Best explores the important collaborative and participatory nature of his works and the experience of planning, building, and burning these hallowed spaces to the ground in an emotional spectacle of light and heat.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday October 28, 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: Chuck Hughes Band

    Sunday October 29, 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 October 29, 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


Exhibitions

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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Jessica Rath: Projects

    May 27, 2017 – September 24, 2017

    An exhibition featuring materials drawn from the archive collections of Jessica Rath in the Center for Art + Environment. more »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through December 7, 2017

    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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    Permanent Collection Galleries

    City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

    through January 7, 2018

    For the first time ever, explore the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Unsettled

    through January 21, 2018

    Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia,... 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


Registration NOW Open | 2017 ART + ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE