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Events and Exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art

Enjoy Cultural Events and World-Class Art Exhibits in Reno

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Picturing Mexico at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno

Picturing Mexico at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Image courtesy Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, NV

Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

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 - July, 2014

Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martinez - Through August 17, 2014. Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez marks the first comprehensive examination of the artist's work produced from 1929 to 1946. An artist of great significance, Ramos Martínez (1871–1946) developed his own distinctive contribution to modernism.

Special Events at the Nevada Museum of Art

Vincent: A Play by Leonard Nimoy - Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jean-Michel Richaud stars in this acclaimed one-man performance that movingly reveals Vincent van Gogh as few knew him. Leonard Nimoy's critically lauded drama begins a few short days after the death of Vincent Van Gogh, as rumors of his death are flying around Paris. Tickets are $15 / $12 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Art Bite: Linda Curcio-Nagy on Themes of Labor and the Mexican-American Experience - Friday, July 11, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. An historian of Latin America, join Linda Curcio-Nagy to explore themes of labor in Mexican-American history through film, literature and art. Tickets are $10 / free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Film: Rio Escondido (Hidden River) - Sunday, July 13, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This classic 1948 film stars Mexican super star Maria Félix as a young teacher sent to educate the children of remote rural village. (110 minutes, unrated). Tickets are $7 / $5 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Art Bite: Anthropologist Jill Derby on Why Learning about Islamic Life and Culture Matters - Friday, July 25, 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Cultural anthropologist and international educational consultant Jill Derby discusses the importance of understanding Islamic life and culture in relation to Doris Duke’s Shangri La. Tickets are $10 / free for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Film: Allá en el Rancho Grande (Out on the Big Ranch) - Sunday, July 27, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. One of the finest examples of the Mexican ranchera films of the Golden Age, Allá en el Rancho Grande, is a remake of the 1936 film. This 1949 version of the musical comedy stars Jorge Negrete in one of his quintessential roles as the Singing Charro. Tickets are $7 / $5 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

Regularly Scheduled Events

First Thursday: The Orbiters - Thursday, July 3, 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.

chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: Killer Bees - Sunday, July 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT.

Art Afternoon - Workshop and Social for Seniors - Friday, July 11, 1 p.m. to 4 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.

hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays - Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this month's free family program is Summertime in Shangri-la. 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. - Art project - Theater Lobby.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art projet - Redfield Learning Center.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - Children's storytelling with Kathleen Durham - Altered Landscape Gallery.
  • 12 noon to 11 p.m. - Jam'n Kids Early Childhood Music Program with JamPro Music Factory - Theater.
  • 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: The Wanders - Sunday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT.

Thursday Flight Nights with chez louie - Thursday, July 17, 7 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. Tickets are $32 / $27 for Museum members. You can buy tickets online.

chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross - Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT.

chez louie presents Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks - Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a musical brunch at chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. Reservations strongly encouraged - call (775) 284-2921. Sponsorship provided by IGT.

French Wine Tasters Dinner with chez louie - Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join chez louie's Chef Shakka Moore and a special guest Sommelier from Southern Wine and Spirits for a three-course dinner and wine journey. Tickets are $70 / $65 for Museum Members. You can buy tickets online.

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

Source: Nevada Museum of Art.

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