Events

  • 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
    12:45 pm | The Significance of the Altar (learn, view, contribute)
    1 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – meet at front desk
    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

  • 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


Exhibitions

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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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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through January 7, 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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    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