Per local, State, and CDC health guidelines for Covid-19, the Museum requires that masks are worn while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.

Apsara DiQuinzio on New Time: Art and Feminism in the 20th Century

Apsara DiQuinzio, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art discusses the exhibition New Time: Art and Feminism in the 20th Century. Organized and on view at the Berkeley Art Museum, New Time presents a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary feminist artistic practices of the last 20 years. This landmark exhibition is international, intergenerational, and gender-inclusive in its scope, highlighting a diverse roster of emerging and established artists who have shaped the trajectory of contemporary art. 

Apsara DiQuinzio joined the Nevada Museum of Art in November 2021 as the new Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.

This talk will be hosted virtually via Zoom. 

SOLD OUT – Softening the Land Art Scene: Judy Chicago’s Atmospheres

Judy Chicago’s response to the monumental Earthworks of the American West was nearly simultaneous with their production. Beginning in 1968, Chicago embarked on a series of ephemeral Atmospheres performances using colored smokes and fireworks in the desert that were intended to “soften that macho Land Art scene.” Long overlooked by art historians and scholars, Chicago’s Atmospheres offer a critical counterpoint and essential context to the predominantly male Land Artists working in the desert during the 1960s and 70s. Chicago will be in conversation with William L. Fox, Peter E. Pool Director, Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Ticket includes a hosted reception following the program.

In person tickets for this program are sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this program please email christian.davies@nevadaart.org 

This event is presented as part of the Art + Environment Season: Land Art Past, Present, Futures. Single event tickets to this program are open to the general public and Museum members. Admission is included for individuals who are registered for the Art+ Environment Season. For ticketing questions, please contact christian.davies@nevadaart.org

Special sponsorship provided by the Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series.

Land Art Generator Initiative at Fly Ranch

Welcome the founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative, Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian for a talk on the release of their new book, Land Art of the 21st Century. The creativity of Burning Man and the design innovation of the Land Art Generator Initiative responds to the climate crisis with a catalog of radical experiments in post-carbon living.

Set in the remote corner of Northern Nevada lies a magical stretch of land called Fly Ranch. With no access to the electrical grid or other public utilities, the Burning Man Project-owned site provides an opportunity to reinvent what human settlement can aspire to be in a world that has awakened to the impacts of anthropogenic climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources.

Land Art of the 21st Century presents creatively designed systems for energy, water, agriculture, shelter, and regeneration—a proof of concept for how to live in beauty and harmony with the Earth. The results are a glimpse into the near future of our sustainable landscapes, serving as a compendium of technologies and systems, a catalog of artworks, and a blueprint for other regenerative development projects.

Per local, State, and CDC health guidelines for Covid-19, the Museum requires that masks are worn while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

Advanced Registration: First Thursday featuring Decoy

First Thursday looks a little different, but the mix of friends and Members remains the same. The event returns with live music, specialty refreshments, and plenty of fun. Powered by Tesla, sponsored by Bank of America, and hosted by Great Basin Brewing Company and The X 100.1 FM Radio. Additional support by Whispering Vine Wine Co. Skip the long lines! Join or renew online before First Thursday and use the “Members” check-in line on the night of the event. Masks are required and advance registration is recommended as space is limited. 

First Thursday: Advance Ticket

 

 

First Thursday featuring Decoy: Advanced Admission

First Thursday looks a little different, but the mix of friends and Members remains the same. The event returns with live music, specialty refreshments, and plenty of fun. Powered by Tesla, sponsored by Bank of America, and hosted by Great Basin Brewing Company and The X 100.1 FM Radio. Additional support by Whispering Vine Wine Co. 

Sonic Borders

 

Experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist, and visual media artist Guillermo Galindo joins us for a talk about his work Sonic Borders. By showing moments of disruption on the land, Galindo’s work introduces a complicated look at policing the boundary. 

The extent of the work of experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist, and visual media creator Guillermo Galindo, redefines the conventional limits between music, the art of music composition and the intersections between all art disciplines, politics, and spirituality. 

Galindo’s artistic practice emerges from the crossroads between sound, sight, and performance and includes everything from orchestral compositions, instrumental works, and opera, to sculpture, visual arts, computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, filmmaking, instrument building, three dimensional installation, and live improvisation. His acoustic compositions include major chamber and solo works, two symphonies commissioned by the UNAM (Mexico university symphony orchestra), the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and choir, and two operas.

Galindo is a Senior Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, Stanford’s 2018 Mohr Visiting artist as well as the 2019 Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Rollins Cornell Arts Museum. 

 

 

High Desert Test Sites: Learning From What We Are Not

Join us in welcoming Acting Director, Vanesa Zendejas, and Programming Manager Elena Yu from High Desert Test Sites for a conversation about the Joshua Tree, CA based experiment where contemporary art converges with the desert. As a conceptual entity, HDTS is dedicated to “learning from what we are not” and the belief that intimately engaging with the high desert community can offer new insights and perspectives, often challenging art to take on new areas of relevancy.

Per local, State, and CDC health guidelines for Covid-19, the Museum requires that masks are worn while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.

This program will also be streamed live via Zoom Webinar for all registrants. 

Program support and free program registration for students from the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

First Thursday

First Thursday looks a little different, but the mix of friends and Members remains the same. The event returns with live music, specialty refreshments, and plenty of fun. Powered by Tesla, sponsored by Bank of America, and hosted by Great Basin Brewing Company and The X 100.1 FM Radio. Additional support by Whispering Vine Wine Co. 

Skip the long lines! Join or renew online before First Thursday and use the “Members” check-in line on the night of the event.

 

The Museum is committed to bringing this event back into the schedule as soon as possible and will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines for our region. Please continue to check back for updates.

First Thursday

First Thursday is cancelled for November 4, 2021. The Museum is committed to bringing this event back into the schedule as soon as possible and will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines for our region. Please continue to check back for updates.