• Register Ongoing Programs

    Educator Evenings

    Wednesday May 2, 2018 / 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 William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, and Switch, the lead sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: Jelly Bread

    Thursday May 3, 2018 / 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

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    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday May 11, 2018 / 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

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    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday May 12, 2018 / 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 artwork while engaging in a dialogue about key pieces.  New exhibitions, community collaborations, cultural explorations, guest performances and monthly themes rotate in this engaging series of monthly programs.


    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Oil Pastel Landscapes
    10 am – 4 pm | Torn Tissue Paper Collage
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    12 pm | Great Basin Young Chautauqua Performances presented by Nevada Humanities
    1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
    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.

    Sponsor: NV Energy
    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Mercedes-Benz of Reno, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank

    Media sponsorship by Ahora Latino Journal, Entravision, and El Sol de Nevada.


    FREE General / FREE Museum members

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    Early Childhood Education Roundtable

    Thursday May 17, 2018 / 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 Film

    Rural Route Film Festival

    Thursday May 17, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Celebrate the unique qualities, possibilities, and challenges of the rural with the best of 2018’s Rural Route Film Festival entries, ten short films in all. The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Since 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has been centered in New York City, where both founders (originally from Iowa) met working in the film industry.  The content is more relevant every year, tackling some of the most important topics of the day within the slow food movement, global warming/environmental arena, and life sustainability symposium.

    $7 General / $5 Museum members

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    3-Minute Film Competition Screening

    Thursday May 24, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Local filmmakers of all ages were invited to submit films for the annual 3-Minute Film Competition. Join the Holland Project, KNPB and the Nevada Museum of Art in a screening of the top films selected by a team of jurors. Participate in the process by casting your vote for your favorite. 

    $5 General

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday May 30, 2018 / 1:30 – 2:30 pm

    Enjoy a tour of the galleries after lunch with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Additional Guided Tours 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

    Land Art Salon with Bill Fox

    Thursday May 31, 2018 / 6 – 7 pm

    Join Center for Art + Environment Director and Land Art Scholar Bill Fox for an intimate gathering exploring how artists working with land, light, and space have created the worlds largest and most important land-based sculptures.  Enjoy a glass of wine as we delve into the complexities of artist James Turrell and the legendary 600-foot-high Roden Crater. 

    Cash bar, doors open at 5:00 PM

    $12 General / $8 Museum members


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    Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    The Body of a House: Paintings by Robert Beckmann

    through April 1, 2018

    This series of eight, large-scale paintings by Robert Beckmann reveals the potential effects of a nuclear detonation on an American-built, single-family home. The series... more »

    Included with Admission

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    John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

    through May 13, 2018

    Marking the Infinite presents the work of nine of Australia’s leading Aboriginal women artists. While many of them have established reputations in Australia, for... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Feature Gallery North

    Enrique Chagoya: Reimagining the New World

    through July 8, 2018

    Enrique Chagoya’s provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American popular culture. Chagoya often appropriates the visual tropes... more »

    Included with Admission

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    CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Randolph Sims: On the Spur of the Moment

    through July 15, 2018

    Randolph Sims helped American Land Artist Michael Heizer use land moving equipment for the first time on Nevada’s Coyote Dry Lake in 1968.  Sims... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Robert Z. Hawkins Gallery

    Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada

    through September 2, 2018

    The paintings of Hans Meyer-Kassel (1872-1952) have hung in the castles of kings and the homes of presidents. Still today, decades after his death,... 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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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through December 31, 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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    Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Lobby

    Maya Lin: Pin River—Tahoe Watershed

    through December 31, 2018

    For more than two decades Maya Lin (b. 1959) has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks ranging from stand-alone sculptures to room-sized... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Newton and Louise Tarble Gallery

    James Turrell: Roden Crater

    through January 6, 2019

    James Turrell is an artist whose media are light and space, and for the last forty years he has been carefully sculpting the cinder... 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