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January 2011 Events at the Nevada Museum of Art




Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and the Birds of America

Through February 13, 2011
One of the most important artists of the nineteenth century, John James Audubon traversed the eastern and central United States to depict nearly five-hundred species of birds—giving special attention to the complex interrelationships between the animals and their natural habitats. This exhibition features fifty of Audubon’s most dramatic and life-sized watercolor depictions from the first-edition printing of The New York Historical Society Edition.

The works in this exhibition are drawn from The Dana Rose Richardson Memorial Collection of Audubon Prints at the Nevada Museum of Art. Major sponsorship for the exhibition provided by Goldcorp, USA and the Louise A. Tarble Foundation.


Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walks

Group size is limited and reservations are required. Suggested $5 donation to LAS.

  • January 8 / 9 am – Morning Birding at Virginia Lake. Contact: 775-972-7848, [email protected]
  • January 15 / 9 am – Winter Birds of Reno and Sparks. Contact: Dennis Serdehely, 775-771-1575, [email protected]

ART BITE Michael P. Branch on John Kirk Townsend

Friday, January 21 / noon

Michael P. Branch talks about the accomplishments of American ornithologist John Kirk Townsend, and tells the fascinating story of how his competitor, John James Audubon, deprived Townsend of much of the credit due him.


Museum Closed in Observance of New Years Day

Saturday, January 1 / All Day

FILM: BRDI – Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

Thursday, January 13 / 6 pm

When Samuel Mockbee took his Auburn University architecture students to rural Alabama to create his Rural Studio, architecture education changed forever. Citizen Architect chronicles his effort to inspire students to use their architecture training to better their communities.


First Thursday with Dead Winter Carpenters

Thursday, January 6 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Sponsored annually by KTHX Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Vintage Wine Shop. $10 / $8 Seniors and students/ Free for Museum members / $4 Kids Open Art Studio

Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, January 14 / 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 Scot and Graham Marshall

Sunday, January 16 / 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.

ART BITE Meet the Artist: Watercolorist Timothy J. Clark on Expressive Luminescence

Friday, January 28 / noon

Join renowned watercolor artist Timothy Clark for a special discussion of his work in the exhibition Expressive Luminescence on view through April 24.

hands/ON! SUNDAY FAMILY PROGRAM – Birdfeeders

Sunday, January 30 / noon, 1, 2, 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 Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state, it is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants.  Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.  The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm. The galleries, Museum Store and Café Musée are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays.  Admission is FREE for members, $10 General Admission, $8 Student / Senior, $1 children 6 to 12 years and free for children 5 and under. Museum Membership starts at just $25.

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