Events

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Judith and Rocky

    Sunday July 1, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features creative cuisine, 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 July 1, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Hours of Operation

    MUSEUM CLOSED

    Wednesday July 4, 2018 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Museum is closed today in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Ongoing Programs

    First Thursday: First Take featuring Rick Metz

    Thursday July 5, 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 7, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan

    Sunday July 8, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features creative cuisine, 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 July 8, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday July 11, 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 every Wednesday 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 12, 2018 / 5 – 6 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). Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; Sundays at 1 pm; and the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Special Events

    Destination Dance

    Thursday July 12, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Destination Dance comes to the Wilbur D. May Sculpture Plaza at the Nevada Museum of Art. Local choreographers take traditional and contemporary dance off the stage and into a whole new environment with Destination Dance. Site-specific dance is work that is created in response to a particular place, inspired by architecture, design, history, and use. Featuring urban and natural sites located in Downtown Reno, this walking-distance dance tour will allow audience members a unique engagement with dance while viewing some of Reno’s most treasured locations.

    Tour groups depart from the Reno City Plaza at 6:00pm, 6:20pm, 6:40pm, and 7:00pm.  The tour route will be approximately 1 mile and will take one hour to complete. The event is free and open to the public, and people will be welcome to join the tour for as many stops as they choose.

    More information at ddcreno.com

    FREE

  • Talks

    Jack Bacon: The Art Of Hans Meyer-Kassel

    Friday July 13, 2018 / 12 – 1 pm

    Jack Bacon, co-curator and long-time Reno art specialist, will focus on anecdotes related to the life and Nevada experiences of Hans Meyer-Kassel. 

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities & the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Friday July 13, 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

  • Ongoing Programs

    Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Cultural Gathering

    Saturday July 14, 2018 / 10 am – 5 pm

    The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art at Hands ON! on Second Saturday to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. During this FREE Artown event, the public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region, who will be selling their traditional and contemporary creations, and sharing their knowledge. Numerous performing artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional dances, including Grindstone Patwin Dancers, Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers, the RSIC Pow Wow Club, Eagle Wing Pageant Dancers and more. The gathering also features basket weaving, creation of Tule duck decoys, hand game demonstrations, Language and Culture Youth Storytellers, Indian tacos, Native American Royalty, hands-on art projects, gallery talks, and storytelling. Bring the whole family to learn, listen, shop, participate, and celebrate during this very special community day. 

    PERFORMANCES PRESENTATIONS:
    10:30 am | Opening Ceremony featuring RSIC Pow Wow Club with drumming by The Mankillers and Battle Horse
    11:30 am | Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers
    11:30 am | RSIC Language and Culture Youth Storytellers share Great Basin Creation Stories
    12:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
    12:30 pm | Grindstone Patwin Dancers
    1:30 pm | RSIC Eagle Wing Pageant Dance Group
    2:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
    3:30 pm | RSIC Pow Wow Club with drumming by The Mankillers and Battle Horse

    PRESENTATIONS/DEMOS:
    10 am – 5 pm | Toi Ticutta Traditional Paiute Tule Duck Decoy Demonstrations with Joey Allen
    10 am – 5 pm | Demonstrations by the Great Basin Native Basket Weavers 
    10 am – 5 pm | Hands-on project for Kids – Pictographs on Slate inspired by the Great Basin Tribes with Visiting Artist, Sara Paschall, Pyramid Lake Paiute

    GALLERY TALKS: 
    11 am and 2 pm | Gallery Talk with artist, Jack Malotte and Museum curator, Ann Wolfe
    12 and 3 pm | Gallery Talk on the Eagle Dance by Riley Stump

    VENDORS/BOOTHS:
    Basin to Bay Designs | Beaded Items, Pillows and Blankets by Ramona Darrough and Linda Jones | Beaded Goods and Ribbon Shirts by Charlotte Frye | Artwork by Melissa Melero, Steve Nighthawk, Ben Aleck, Paul Stone, Jack Malotte, Jean LaMarr and Mack Johnson | Great Basin Baskets by Leah Brady, Frances Shaw, Sandra Eagle and Tammie Henry | Beadwork and Sewn Materials by Sandra Talancon | Val and Trish’s Beadwork | Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum | “Winnowing Basket” | Beadwork and Handmade Jewelry by Leasha Wyatt | Tom’s Family Native Jewelry | Comic Books by James McCloud | Dentallium and Beaded Acorns Accessories and Coastal Jewelry by North Coast Apparel | Ralph’s Silver Shop 

    INDIAN TACOS BY GUEST CHEF NATALIE SMITH

    COFFEE AND COLD DRINKS BY STAR VILLAGE COFFEE

    Download the press release.

    Title Sponsor: Thomas P. Raley Foundation

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; US Bank

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

    Hospitality Sponsor: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Canceled: Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 14, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross

    Sunday July 15, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features creative cuisine, 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 July 15, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday July 18, 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 every Wednesday 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 19, 2018 / 5 – 6 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). Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; Sundays at 1 pm; and the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Talks

    Simon Dinnerstein: The Fulbright Triptych

    Friday July 20, 2018 / 12 – 1 pm

    Simon Dinnerstein’s exhibit, The Lasting World, depicts a personal journey from early, hyper-realist works through more introspective and fantastical later works.  Join the artist, in conversation, as he explores his work.  The centerpiece of the exhibit, The Fulbright Triptych, a visually complex work, part autobiographical essay, part reflection on the historical legacies of the 20th century, and part meditation on the power of images to inspire across time and place, will be one of the works discussed.

    Support for the Art Bite series comes from Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities & the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    $10 General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Simone Dinnerstein and Simon Dinnerstein: A Conversation on the Mysteries of Art and Family

    Friday July 20, 2018 / 6 – 9 pm

    Classical Tahoe and the Nevada Museum of Art present a one-of-a-kind event during the month of Artown that celebrates art, life, and the bonds of family.

    “A Conversation on the Mysteries of Art and Family” is a discussion between acclaimed musician Simone Dinnerstein and her father, visual artist Simon Dinnerstein. Focusing on the intersection of music and the fine arts, the Dinnersteins will explore how art becomes a portal for finding inner and mystical direction. Following this discussion between father and daughter, Simone Dinnerstein will perform selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The evening begins with an intimate reception and exhibition preview. This special event celebrates the opening of The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych.

    This is a benefit event for Classical Tahoe and the Nevada Museum of Art. Tickets must be purchased through the Classical Tahoe website. Sierra Circle members receive a special 20% savings. Contact Chani Knight for details at chani.knight@nevadaart.org or (775) 398-7232.

  • Special Events

    Simon Dinnerstein Meet-and-Greet

    Saturday July 21, 2018 / 11 am – 1 pm

    Join Simon Dinnerstein in the gallery for an informal conversation regarding The Lasting World. Take this special opportunity to meet and engage the artist with questions sparked by the most intriguing paintings from his five-decade career. 

    FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 21, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Ongoing Programs

    Chef’s Table Music Brunch: The Socks

    Sunday July 22, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music while indulging in a specially-prepared menu inspired by seasonal flavors, created with the finest local ingredients. Reservations strongly suggested at 775.284.2921.
     
    $39 adults / $20 children 12 and under. Museum members receive a 10% savings. 

     

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday July 22, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday July 25, 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 every Wednesday 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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday July 26, 2018 / 5 – 6 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). Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; Sundays at 1 pm; and the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Talks

    BRDI Presents: Llisa Demetrios

    Thursday July 26, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

    Best known for their “mid-century modern” furniture designs, Charles and Ray Eames epitomized the modern era. Their hands-on, learning-by-doing process explored the possibilities of materials new and old. The Eames often visited with their grandchildren; putting them in their short films and taking them to their exhibits. These playful interactions were also valuable lessons on the design process. Join Llisa Demetrios for a showing of vintage images and short film screenings from the archives while sharing stories about lessons learned from her grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames.  She will also talk about her own studio where she works in bronze and wood, and where they continue to make her mother’s designs.

    Social hour at 5:00 pm, event begins at 6:00 pm

    Sponsorship for the 2018 BRDI Series is provided by Henriksen Butler and Herman Miller, the Nevada Arts Council, and Northern Nevada AIA

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

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 28, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Talks

    The Folk & The Lore: Stories From Rural Nevada

    Saturday July 28, 2018 / 6 – 8:30 pm

    Presented by The Folk & The Lore in partnership with Reno Rodeo

    In celebration for the upcoming centennial and sesquicentennial for Reno Rodeo and the City of Reno (respectively), The Folk & The Lore will be telling the unique stories of western life and how the Rodeo has shaped the unique identity of our city. We will be exploring western traditions, notable characters from Reno’s past and present, and how the ranching community came to be what it is today.

    This multimedia project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films, and live storytelling events that will be held regularly at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together, we believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories become part of your own lore. Join this event for an evening of storytelling and films based on the Stories From Rural Nevada.

    Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Ongoing Programs

    Sunday Music Brunch: The Sax Man

    Sunday July 29, 2018 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm presented by chez louie.  The menu features creative cuisine, 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 July 29, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Sundays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Saturdays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission


Exhibitions