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 - December, 2013
The Nevada Museum of Art will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 - through January 19, 2014. This exhibition celebrates avant-garde artists, including the legendary Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, who were living and working at the center of the artistic and cultural scene of Paris at the turn of the last century. Through a variety of paintings and other materials, visitors will explore the nightlife of cabaret theaters, elaborate circus performances, and intimate café concerts that helped to define Paris as an iconic modern city.
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos - through February 16, 2014. Frida Kahlo's extraordinary life has been hidden from public view. These images reveal a little-known side of the artist whose iconic biographical paintings earned her international renown.
Special Events at the Nevada Museum of Art
Museum Store Holiday Sale - Saturday, December 8. Find unique gifts and great savings at the Museum Store Holiday Sale. Members receive a 20% discount off everything in the store and non-members receive a 10% discount during the annual 3 day sale. Preview starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 5.
Art Bite - Artist-Scholar Zoe Bray on Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea and Contemporary Basque Art - Friday, December 6, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea is a leading figure in contemporary Basque art. Join artist and scholar Zoe Bray for a discussion of his Nevada paintings in the context of contemporary Basque art. Tickets are $10, free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Film - Moulin Rouge! (2001) - Sunday, December 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take an armchair tour of Toulouse-Lautrec's nineteenth-century Paris on the Museum's Big Screen, brought to life through Baz Lurhmann's 2001 modern classic Moulin Rouge! Tickets are $7 / $5 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Black Rock Design Institute Presents: OP Architects - Thursday, December 12, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Luke Ogrydziak and Zoë Prillinger are architects based in San Francisco, California. They recently received the prestigious Architectural League of New York's 'Emerging Voices' award. Learn about their work and design practice, and the award-winning team's newest project, which is about to break ground in Reno. Join the Black Rock Design Institute at 5 p.m. for an hour of networking and conversation, with beer provided by Silver Peak Brewery and wine provided by Brink Custom Homes. Lecture to follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 / $8 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Art Bite - Jodie Barker on Fin-de-Siècle Paris - Friday, December 13, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Learn about the variety of forces affecting life in end-of-the century Paris: the cultural and artistic avant-garde, the rise of cosmopolitanism, and the transformation of the role of the artist in city life. Tickets are $10, free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Holiday Trunk Show with Krista Tranquilla - Saturday, December 14, 12 noon to 3 p.m. The Nevada Museum of Art presents a Holiday Trunk Show with jewelry artist Krista Tranquilla. Tranquilla designs and fabricates jewelry from sterling, stones, repurposed and found objects. Says Tranquilla of her work, "I am inspired by my home town in North Lake Tahoe and from travels afar. My technique includes image transfers, rock work, experimental and traditional assembly and fabrication metal smithing techniques."
Film - Moulin Rouge (1952) - Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Think Baz Lurhmann's is the only Moulin Rouge? Try this underappreciated color-soaked tale of Toulouse-Lautrec, starring José Ferrer and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Tickets are $7 / $5 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.
Regularly Scheduled Events
First Thursday with Long Gone - Thursday, December 5, 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 Whispering Vine Wine Company and bottled water donated by Sam's Club. Bring the kids for Kids Open Art Studio, available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $5 per child. Admission is free for Museum members and there is no additional charge for visitors with paid regular admission.
hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays - Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this month's free family program is Winter Wonderland. 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. - Snow flake garlands - Redfield Learning Center.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Snow paintings - Theater Lobby.
- 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.
Senior Art Afternoon - Workshop and Social for Seniors - Friday, December 13, 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. Cost for a single session is $7, $6 Museum members. Two sessions are $12 / $10. Three sessions are $18 / $15. Register at the front desk the day of or call (775) 398-7260 to make a reservation. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.
Sunday Music Brunch with New World Jazz Project - Sunday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy brunch presented by Composition Café, accompanied by live acoustical music. Menu features Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit Mimosas and an omelet station. Doors open at 10 a.m. Presented in partnership with KUNR Radio. Sponsored by the attorneys at Holland & Hart. A la carte menu from $3. Museum members receive 10 percent savings. Doors open at 10 a.m.
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
- Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 (through January 19, 2014)
- Frida Kahlo: Her Photos (through February 16, 2014)
- Las Vegas Periphery, Views from the Edge: Photographs by Laurie Brown (through December 8, 2013)
- Andy Warhol: Athletes (through January 4, 2014)
- Andrea Borsuk: Leap of Faith (through January 5, 2014)
- Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea: Basque Painter in Nevada (through January 5, 2014)
- Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions (through March 9, 2014)
- Ashley Blalock: Keeping Up Appearances (through March 9, 2014)
- Franklin Evans: timepaths (through April 20, 2014)
- Lauren Bon & The Optics Division Team: Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency (through May 25, 2014)
Source: Nevada Museum of Art.