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August at the Nevada Museum of Art

By ThisIsReno

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NEW EXHIBITIONS

Chester Arnold: On Earth as It is in Heaven

August 14 – October 17, 2010

For Chester Arnold, painting is as much about politics and social responsibility as it is about crafting luscious, large-scale oil paintings. For over three decades, Arnold has cleverly confronted a variety of challenging subjects ranging from land use issues to the global impacts of human and industrial consumption, accumulation, and waste. Originated by the Museum, this exhibition features approximately thirty paintings and will be accompanied by a book with essays by Ann M. Wolfe and Colin M. Robertson that is available for purchase in the Store.   

Fletcher Benton: The Artist’s Studio

August 14 – October 17, 2010

Conceived by the artist himself, this experiential exhibition recreates the studio where Fletcher Benton works, offering a rare glimpse into what is typically a private space. Discover the inspirations, processes and tools that Benton uses to create his work while gaining insight into the artistic practice of one of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century.

 EVENTS

Museum Store Summer Sale

August 11 – 22 / All Day

Join the Museum Store for its annual Summer Sale – a wide selection of sale items are discounted an additional 30 – 40% off.  Admission to the sale is free. 

Second Saturdays

Saturday, August 14 / 10 am – 5 pm

…are FREE Thanks to the Nightingale Family Foundation. Bring your family and friends, and introduce them to the Museum for free on the second Saturday of each month through December 2010. 

26th Annual Taste For Art

Friday, August 20 / 6 – 9 pm

The hottest art party in town featuring parings from more than 45 wineries and restaurants. Taste for Art is made possible by IGT, Charlie Palmer Steak and Morrey Distributing, and is a Green and Carbon-Free event courtesy of the Nevada Mining Association.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will close at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 20 in preparation for Taste for Art. 

FILM Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man

Saturday, August 21 / 2 pm

Back by popular demand! Dust & Illusions: A History of Burning Man, directed and produced by Olivier Bonin, has won numerous awards, and been called the “only worthwhile documentary about Burning Man.” Playa garb encouraged. Cost: $10/$8 Museum Members. 

Leo Villareal for Collectors

Thursday, August 26 / 6:30 to 8 pm

Prominent New York-based light sculptor Leo Villareal offers a sneak peak at his groundbreaking works to be featured at the Museum in March 2011. Villareal will discuss the inspiration for his works previously on view at the National Gallery and MoMA’s PS1. Admission is free for Collector’s Circle members and above. Contact Amanda Rookey 775-329-3333 x232 for reservations. Refreshments will be served. 

Jazz on the Roof

Friday, August 27 / 6- 9 pm

Enjoy the Nevada sunset from the Museum roof-top with the jazz melodies of Colorado-based saxophonist Nelson Rangell and the Reno Jazz Orchestra. Pre-ordered meals Café Musée available by calling 329.3333 ex. 225. Cash bar on the night. $30 / $25 Museum and RJO members. 

PROGRAMMING

Picasso’s Cubism: Brett Van Hoesen on Musical Instruments and Fruit Bowl on a Pedestal

Friday, August 13 / noon

Join art historian Brett Van Hoesen for an insightful look at the Picasso painting Musical Instruments and Fruit Bowl on a Pedestal, and learn about Picasso’s cubist experiments. Cost: $5 / $4 members. 

ART BITE Meet the Curator: Yaara Shachnai on Natural Conflict: Photography and Video from Israel

Friday, August 27 / noon

Guest Curator Yaara Shachnai surveys the landscape of Israeli art and artists included in Natural Conflict. Following the Art Bite, join Curator Yaara Shachnai for an extended dialogue and celebration of Natural Conflict in the Reynolds Atrium. Food and drink available for purchase at Café Musée. Cost: $5 / $4 members. 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS

First Thursdays with Mojo Green Project

Thursday, August 5 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Ride your bike and get free valet parking courtesy of Reno Bike Project. Sponsored annually by KTHX Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. First Thursday wine bar sponsored by Vintage Wine Shop and Tasting Bar. $10 / $8 Seniors and students/ Free for Museum members / $4 Kids Open Art Studio

 Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, August 13 / 1 to 3 pm

Expand your interests with a docent-guided tour and studio art class. Light refreshments. No art background necessary. Cost for two sessions: $12 / $10 Museum members. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.  

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch with New World Jazz Project

Sunday, August 15 / 11 am to 1 pm

Catch a live jazz performance hosted by KUNR Radio and dine from the à la carte brunch menu from Café Musée. À la carte menu items range from $5 to $15.  

hands/ON! SUNDAY FAMILY PROGRAM – Chinese Landscapes

Sunday, August 29 / noon, 1, 2, 3 pm

Celebrate the upcoming Burning Man gathering by touring the galleries and enjoying a hula hoop lesson by burner and hula hooper, Morgan Helsper. One-hour sessions beginning at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Bring the entire family for this FREE, fun program featuring hands-on art projects and gallery activities for all ages. Space is limited to the first 60 participants for each hour of the program. Sponsored by the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, the Mathewson CLAT #5 and the Sato Foundation.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open late on Thursdays until 8 pm.  Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays.  $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $1 kids 6-12, free kids 5 and under, free for museum members.  Café Musée is open from 11 am to 2:30 pm – no admission necessary.  Call 775.329.3333 for more information or visit www.nevadaart.org.

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