Events

  • 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


Exhibitions

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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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    John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery

    Manet to Maya Lin

    through September 2, 2018

    The Nevada Museum of Art is the largest provider of arts education in the State of Nevada. As such, one of our primary goals... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery, Small Works Gallery

    Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat

    through October 28, 2018

    In 2018, the State of Israel marks seventy years since its founding by the United Nations following World War II. For this occasion, the... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Carol Franc Buck Gallery

    The Nuclear Landscape

    through October 28, 2018

    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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    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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    Nightingale Sky Room

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg

    through December 31, 2018

    Bloom is an internet-based Earthwork that transforms cold, hard data into an experience of playfulness and unpredictability. A seismograph measures the Hayward Fault’s movements... 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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    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

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

    through January 31, 2019

    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