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.
Events and Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art - March, 2014
Phyllis Shafer: I only went out for a walk... - Through May 11, 2014. This feature exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer. The exhibit was inspired by a phrase written by nineteenth century naturalist and conservationist John Muir and links to Shafer's work as a plein air painter who frequently finds inspiration in the Sierra Nevada.
Special Events at the Nevada Museum of Art
Art Bite - Illustrator Lisa Kurt on Maurice Sendak and Illustration - Friday, March 7, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Reno-based artist and illustrator Lisa Kurt discusses the graphic tradition of illustration and its effects of Maurice Sendak’s remarkable narrative illustrations. Tickets are $10, free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Premiere Talk: Illustrator Lisa Brown on Sendak for a New Generation - Thursday, March 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Artist Lisa Brown is the author and illustrator of a number of notable contemporary children's books, including several with her husband Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. She claims Maurice Sendak as a key inspiration for her work as an illustrator. Join Lisa for a wide-ranging exploration of the impact of Maurice Sendak's work on illustration, and its significance to new generations of children’s literature. Tickets are $12 / $8 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony - Saturday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. This ceremony recognizes the 2014 regional winners. Gold Key artwork advances to the national competition. Presented in collaboration with the Holland Project.
Art Bite - Meet the Artist: Nevada Emerging Artist Davey Hawkins - Friday, March 21, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Learn about the historical meanings of the materials and processes behind Nevada Emerging Artist Davey Hawkins’ exhibition Eagle Brand. Tickets are $10, free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Teen Art Night: Wild Things - Friday, March 21, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Inspired by the Spike Jonez film and Maurice Sendak's book Where the Wild Things Are, teens will enjoy an all-ages night featuring live music by the Third Wheelers, American Goodfellas and DJ Nick Rattingan. Admission includes hands-on projects like a printing workshop, beast-making, an interactive photo booth, vintage photos, bleached t-shirts and more. Teen Art Night is presented in partnership with The Holland Project and the Museum's Youth Arts Initiative. Tickets are $5, $5 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Regularly Scheduled Events
First Thursday: Wabuska Yachting Club / Meet the Artist Phyllis Shafer - Thursday, March 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Total Wine and bottled water donated by 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, March 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this month's free family program is Read, Write, Create!. 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. - Hands on project - Theater Lobby.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Hands on project - 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.
chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: Songstress Jill Cohn - Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seattle Songstress Jill Cohn has hit the road to promote her new release, "Yellow Rose," produced by Grammy Award winning producer Malcolm Burn. Listen to Cohn croon songs that pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell and Sara McLachlan. Enjoy brunch presented by chez louie, accompanied by live music. Menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. Museum members receive 10% savings. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921
Art Afternoon - Workshop and Social for Seniors - Friday, March 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors are invited to expand their interests with a guided tour and a studio art class designed for participants of all skill levels. Light refreshments will be served. 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.
chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross - Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy brunch presented by chez louie, accompanied by live music. Menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921
chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks! - Sunday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy brunch presented by chez louie, accompanied by live music. Menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921
Guided 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. For times, dates, and more information, call (775) 329-3333. There are also school and group tours available.
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, El Arte: Art for Kids in Spanish, Mini Masters: Vincent Van Gogh, Claymates, Kids Corner: Imitate the Great - Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Clay: Earthworks, Studio Photography: Portraiture, and many, many more.
Current and Upcoming Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art
- Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions (through March 9, 2014)
- Ashley Blalock: Keeping Up Appearances (through March 9, 2014)
- Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places (through March 30, 2014)
- Franklin Evans: timepaths (through April 20, 2014)
- Phyllis Shafer: I only went out for a walk... (through May 11, 2014)
- Lauren Bon & The Optics Division Team: Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency (through May 25, 2014)
- Judy Natal : Future Perfect 2040-2030-2020-2010 (through June 3, 2014)
- Realm of the Commonplace: Paintings by Patricia Chidlaw (through June 8, 2014)
- Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works (through April 27, 2014)
- Stephen Galloway: Place / No Place (March 22 through July 6, 2014)
- Davey Hawkins: Eagle Brand (March 22 through July 6, 2014)
Source: Nevada Museum of Art.