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NMA events for October kick off with punk exhibit




Chester Arnold: On Earth as It is in Heaven

Through 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.


The Wrong Side of Reno: Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City

October 2, 2010 – March 6, 2011

Reno’s rich history of underground punk music is celebrated in this exhibition featuring more than 150 albums covers and ephemera. The first exhibition to present a comprehensive anthology of vinyl records pressed in Reno, the show features albums from bands such as Iron Lung, Zoinks, Crushstory, The Atomiks, and This Computer Kills. All of the albums on view in the exhibition are from the private collection of Mac Schopen. A book, edited by Jeanne Jo and Mac Schopen, will accompany the exhibition.

John Reid: The Fishman Project

October 2, 2010 – January 9, 2011

For sixteen years, Reid has explored the mountains of New South Wales in order to track down a hominid creature – what he describes not as a scientific discovery, but an artistic one. Part performance art, natural history theater and conservation campaign, Fishman is legendary in the Southern Hemisphere. The Center for Art + Environment now holds the artist’s archive from the project. Sponsored by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


ART BITE: John Reid on Fishman

Friday, October 8 / noon

Join Australian artist John Reid for a conversation about his creation Fishman, at once performance art, media construction, and conservation campaign. $5 / $4 Museum members

Black Rock Design Institute: Studios Architecture

Thursday, October 14 / 6 pm

Explore the design philosophy of Studios Architecture, combining the natural history and cultural influences of a site with a building program to give emotional and intellectual resonance to the built environment. This lecture is a public component of the American Institute of Architects Nevada Annual Conference. $10/$8 Museum Members

Slide Slam at the American Institute of Architects Nevada Conference

Friday, October 15 / 3 pm

Interested in architecture and design? Attend this public component of the AIA Nevada Conference, and see a series of short, rapid fire slide presentations about contemporary architecture and design in Nevada. FREE but ticket is required. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum Admissions Desk

FILM: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Thursday, October 21 / 6 pm

Learn about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and his graffiti-inspired art through this award-winning documentary featuring a rare interview with the artist, and interviews with Julian Schnabel and Larry Gagosian. Examine the meteoric rise and fall of artist, then see his painting Flash in Naples on the second floor. $10/$8 Museum Members

ART BITE: Mac Schopen on The Wrong Side of Reno

Friday, October 22 / noon

Collector Mac Schopen shares Reno’s rich history with underground punk music as guests explore the more than 150  album covers and ephemera he has collected and preserved, on display in The Wrong Side of Reno. $5 / $4 Museum members


First Thursday with The Frontiersmen

Thursday, October 7 / 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, October 8 / 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.

Second Saturday

Saturday, October 9 / 10 am to 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.

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch with Andy Heglund Marimba Quartet

Sunday, October 17 / 11 am – 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 – Día de los Muertos

Sunday, October 31  / noon, 1, 2, 3 pm

Celebrate Day of the Dead by decorating sugar skulls and participating in activities in commemoration of this Mexican cultural tradition. 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.

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