Events and Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art

Enjoy Cultural Events and World-Class Art Exhibits in Reno

American white pelican by John James Audubon
••• American white pelican by John James Audubon. Image courtesy Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in Reno hosts a wide variety of events and activities each month. There are things to do and see for families and children as well as cultural and art events designed for adults. Here are some of the things you can enjoy this month at the Nevada Museum of Art. For details and information about even more exhibits and goings on at the Nevada Museum of Art, visit the Museum's Event Calendar.

Holiday Hours at the Nevada Museum of Art - The NMA will be closed on New Year's Day, January 1, 2015, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19, 2015.

Events and Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art - January, 2015

Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and The Birds of America - All of the prints on view in this exhibition are drawn from the collection of the Nevada Museum of Art. They were purchased with funds in memory of Dana Rose Richardson.

Special Events at the Nevada Museum of Art

Film: Maker - Sunday, January 11, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Maker is a feature-length documentary on the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement, and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age. Admission is $7 / $5 for Museum members and students. You can buy tickets online.

Thursday Flight Nights with chez louie - Thursday, January 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a wine and food pairing selected and prepared by Chef Shakka Moore in the intimate setting of chez louie. Enjoy three appetizers paired with three carefully selected wines. Join us early at 6 p.m. for a free docent-guided tour of the Museum's current exhibitions, then make your way down to chez louie by 7 p.m. and take flight. Admission is $38 / $32 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Talk - The Folk & the Lore: The Place Between - Saturday, January 17, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the conclusion of Late Harvest with the first The Folk & the Lore of 2015 with stories and videos about the intersection of humanity and the untamed. Admission is $12 / $8 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Italian Wine Tasters Dinner with chez louie - Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join chez louie Chef Shakka Moore and special guest Sommelier, Tom Kelly, for a three-course dinner and wine journey. Guests will enjoy an Italian inspired menu and will savor the rich flavors of hand selected wines in an intimate setting. Preregistration is required and is non-refundable. Event is limited to 24 registrants. Price is inclusive of tax and gratuity. Admission is $75 / $70 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Film: Code Black - Sunday, January 25, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Admission is $7 / $5 for Museum members and students. You can buy tickets online.

Talk - Land Art and The Nature Conservancy - Friday, January 30, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. The Nature Conservancy in Nevada has been working with artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien to restore the channels of the Carson and Truckee River systems with living sculptures. Learn about the scope and purpose of these projects form leaders of The Nature Conservancy. Admission is $10 / free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Regularly Scheduled Events

First Thursday: Pretty Unknown - Thursday, January 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Groove to live music and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Additional sponsorship by Total Wine and Sam's Club. Admission is free for Museum members and there is no additional charge for visitors with paid regular admission.

hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays - Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The theme for this month's free family program is Animals in Art. The day will include hands-on art projects and storytelling. Admission is free for everyone on 2nd Saturdays. Here is the schedule for hands/ON! this month...

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Wild Animal Masks – Theater Lobby.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Salt - Watercolor Polar Bears - Redfield Learning Center.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Children's storytelling with Kathleen Durham - Altered Landscape Gallery.
  • 1 p.m. - Public tour (adult focus) - 3rd floor.
  • 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Children's storytelling with Kathleen Durham - Altered Landscape Gallery.

Art Afternoon - Workshop and Social for Seniors - Friday, January 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Tickets are $7 / $6 Museum members. Register at the front desk the day of or buy tickets online. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.

Guided Group Tours at the Museum - Several guided tours per month are available free to NMA members and visitors with paid admission. Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not needed. Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum's trained docents during a regularly scheduled group tour offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays), Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. You can also arrange tours for your group and school tours. You can arrange a tour by calling (775) 398-7253 or by using the online tour scheduling form.

E.L. Cord Museum School

Classes at the E.L. Cord Museum School - The E.L. Cord Museum School offers art classes on a year-around schedule. There are a wide range of classes for people of all ages, skills, and technical abilities to foster their creativity. Toddlers, children, teens, adults and seniors are welcome to explore their artistic side. Class topics include painting, life drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, design courses, and book arts. Learn more from the Museum School Class Schedule.

A sampling of classes includes Intermediate Oil Painting, Book Arts: Non-Adhesive Bookbinding, Explorations in Pen & Ink, Botanical Illustrations: Fall Colors, Girls Night Out: Transfer Printed Tea Towels, Exploring Watercolor Techniques, Kids Corner: Making Art from Nature, DSLR Basics, Studio Photography: Dramatic Portraiture and many, many more.

Current and Upcoming Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art

Source: Nevada Museum of Art.