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May events at the Museum of Art

By ThisIsReno



Leo Villareal: Animating Light
Through May 22 

See this incredible collection of hypnotic and exhilarating light sculptures that appeal to audiences of all ages—from young viewers who are fascinated by the exhibition’s unfolding drama of light and color, to engineers and scientists tempted to analyze the artwork’s algorithms. Leo Villareal, whose work is represented in some of the world’s most prominent museum and gallery collections, uses sophisticated computer programming to activate thousands of LED bulbs and create immersive and meditative environments. Cost: General Admission OR free on Second Saturdays

Thursday, May 19 / 6 pm

Cunningham’s dance choreography activates the physical space of the gallery by engaging Villareal’s light sculptures and installations through movement and music. Cost: $10 / $8 Museum members

Enjoy Café Musee “light bites” from 4:30pm-7:00pm during the PERFORMING LEO VILLAREAL events.



Mother’s Day Trunk Show
Saturday, May 7 / 12 – 3 pm

Find unique and imaginative gifts made by textile artist Jimmie Benedict and jewelry artist Barbara Uriu. Benedict’s beautifully crafted clothing combine intricate detail with exquisite finishing, while Uriu precious stones are highlighted with gold and silver. Members discount does not apply. Admission is free to the Trunk Show. 

ART BITE Meet the Artist: Toni Lowden on Tapestry Making
Friday, May 13 / noon

Discover the art and process of tapestry weaving as Fiber artist Toni Lowden speaks about the tools and materials of the ages-old art form. Cost: $5 / $4 Museum members. 

Meet the Artist: Donald Farnsworth on Specimens
Friday, May 20 / noon

Meet artist Donald Farnsworth as he explains his prints containing extraordinary images juxtaposed with chapter texts from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Cost: $5 / $4 Museum members. 

FILM Waste Land: A Film by Lucy Walker
Thursday, May 26 / 6 pm

A multi-award-winning feature documentary following world-renowned Brazilian artist Vik Muniz through the world’s largest landfill in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro – an incredible story of the transformative power of art and the triumph of the human spirit. Cost: $10 / $8 Museum members 

First Thursday with Jelly Bread
Thursday, May 5 / 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, May 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.  

Saturday, May 14 / 10 am – 5 pm

Introduce your family and friends to the Museum for free in 2011!

Sponsored by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media Sponsorship provided by Charter Communications. 

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch with New World Jazz Project
Sunday, May 15 / 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 – Asian Pacific Crafts
Sunday, May 29 / 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.

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