Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evening

    Wednesday November 1, 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.

    FREE Teacher

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Rick Costa

    Thursday November 2, 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

  • Talks

    Christopher Breedlove on Burners Without Borders

    Friday November 3, 2017 / 12 – 1 pm

    As Program Manager, Christopher Breedlove supports the volunteer-driven community leadership work of Burners Without Borders (BWB), whose goal is to unlock the innate skills of local communities to solve problems that bring about meaningful change.  Born in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, BWB has become a symbol of how the skills learned at Burning Man events can immediately transfer into the larger world.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 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

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday November 5, 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 November 5, 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 November 9, 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

  • Talks

    Bill Gilbert in Conversation with Bill Fox Ceramics in the Greater West

    Thursday November 9, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art & Ecology and Lannan Endowed Chair, College of Fine Art, University of New Mexico, Bill Gilbert explores the revival of and contemporary evolution from Indigenous pottery traditions in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Join Bill, in conversation with Bill Fox, Director of the Center for Art and Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, as they debate the connection of the southwestern and pre-Columbian traditions to lands old and new.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday November 10, 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 November 11, 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” which 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.  Guest artists, community collaborations and guest performances transition through this engaging series of monthly programs.

    CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

    SCHEDULE

    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands-on Project: Southwestern Inspired Terracotta Pinch Pots
    10 am – 4 pm | Hands-on Project: Basket Weaving
    10:30 am | Herman Fillmore, Culture and Language Resources Director of the Washoe Tribe of NV/CA, shares a traditional Washoe story and information on the importance of language preservation
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Unsettled
    12 pm | Billie Jean Guerrero shares information on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum & Visitors Center and the story of the Great Stone Mother
    1 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    1 pm | Cultural presentation of traditional regalia and arts and crafts of the Great Basin Tribes with Ben and John Rupert followed by a traditional Pow-wow inspired song and drum performance by Young Chief 
    2:30 pm | Meet the Artist: Audrey Frank shares her native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute basket weaving tradition

    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 November 11, 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: Impromptu

    Sunday November 12, 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 November 12, 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 November 16, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday November 16, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 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

  • Talks

    Michael Mikel: Coyote Goes to Burning Man

    Saturday November 18, 2017 / 2 – 3 pm

    Founder Michael Mikel, aka “Danger Ranger,” presents Burning Man’s historical roots, including tricksters, pranksters and the surrealistic influences of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. The spirit of Coyote the Trickster and Teacher is deeply embedded in Burning Man culture. Come explore this historical relationship in an afternoon of laughter and inspiration!

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday November 19, 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 November 19, 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

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday November 23, 2017 / 10 am – 8 pm

    The Museum is closed in observance of the holiday.

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday November 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch

    Sunday November 26, 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 November 26, 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 November 30, 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

  • Talks

    Meghan Rutigliano on the Global Growth of the Burning Man Network

    Thursday November 30, 2017 / 6 – 7 pm

    As the Regional Network Associate Director, Meghan “Megs” Rutigliano is responsible for the management of Burning Man’s Regional Network, comprising over 280 Regional Contacts in 35 countries and over 80 official Regional Events around the globe, and the production and programming of Burning Man’s annual Global Leadership Conference and the European Leadership Summit. Join Megs as she shares her firsthand experiences nurturing and supporting Regional groups around the globe and exciting stories of how Burning Man culture has taken root in far-flung places from Israel to Argentina and beyond.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members


Exhibitions