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Nevada Museum of Art event listings, October




To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum **Closes September 4**

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment

September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Celebrating the institution’s signature photography collection that examines human interaction and intervention with environments, The Altered Landscape represents a diversity of artists, including Edward Burtynsky, Fandra Chang, Stephane Courturier, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Otobong Nkanga, Amy Stein, and Kim Stringfellow.

Major Sponsor: Carol Franc Buck Foundation; Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Wilhelm and Elke Hoppe Living Trust; Generous Supporters: The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Stremmel Gallery, Maureen Mullarkey, Kathie Bartlett; Additional Support: Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York; The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) with the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Titian’s La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress

September 24 – November 20

Presented by arte italia, through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, a Renaissance masterpiece painting by Venetian painter Titian, La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress, will be exhibited in the Museum’s E. L. Wiegand Gallery from September 24 through November 20, 2011. An expanded exhibition of Titian’s life and art is on view through “Titian’s Venice” at arte italia located at 442 Flint Street.

This exhibition is made possible by the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. The Nevada Museum of Art exhibition is sponsored exclusively by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. The exhibition tour was organized by the Kimbell Art Museum in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art and the Portland Art Museum.


ART BITE Brett Van Hoesen on Titian’s La Bella

Friday, October 7 / noon

Titian and the Venetian Renaissance

Art Historian Brett Van Hoesen addresses Titian’s La Bella in the context of the Venetian Renaissance. Learn about the Renaissance master, who even in his seventies, had said, “I think I am beginning to learn something about painting.”

$5 / $4 Museum Members

Meet the Artist: Linda Fleming on Modeling the Universe

Friday, October 14 / noon

Linda Fleming’s sculptural maquettes resonate with ideas about the complexity of the universe, mathematics, and the discipline required to make art. Join the artist for a conversation about the works on display.

Included with Admission

Meet the Museum’s Founder: Dr. James Church, in Character

Friday, October 21 / noon

Doug Mishler is a master of Chautauqua. Meet him as he performs his newest character, Dr. James Church, and learn about the founding of the Nevada Museum of Art, the advent of snow surveying in the Sierra, and how far the Museum has come in its eighty-year history.

Included with Admission

Design Matters

Thursday, October 20 / 5-8 pm

Join the Museum, the AIGA, and the Black Rock Design Institute for the inaugural edition of Design Matters, an interdisciplinary design program focusing on collaboration in design, and the interplay between the design disciplines. The multifaceted program includes a slide slam competition among eight designers, a chair design competition, and a keynote address given by Steve Frykholm, designer of the visual identity of the furniture and lifestyle company Herman Miller for more than 40 years. DesignMatters celebrates and advocates the value of good design and its power to enrich a whole community.

$20 / $10 Museum Members

Meet the Curator: Ann M. Wolfe on The Altered Landscape

Friday, October 28 / noon

Ann M. Wolfe has spent two years preparing the exhibition of the Museum’s premiere collection, The Altered Landscape. Join Ann for a gallery-based exploration of key works in the exhibition.

Included with Admission


Meet the Critic: A Dialogue with Rebecca Solnit on The Altered Landscape

Thursday, October 20 / 1 pm

The San Francisco-based writer Rebecca Solnit is among the brightest minds illuminating the relationship of people to the places they inhabit. Her thirteen books and innumerable essays explore ideas about art and photography, landscape, public life, memory, politics and ecology. Solnit is a contributing editor to Harper’s, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. Solnit participates in a dialogue with Colin M. Robertson, the Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education, examining the ideas central to the exhibition of The Altered Landscape. Books available for purchase in the Museum Store. Book signing to follow.

$10 / $8 Museum Members


First Thursday with Fantods

Thursday, October 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


Saturday, October 8 / 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

Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, October 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 Doug Coomier

Sunday, October 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.

hands/ON! SUNDAY FAMILY PROGRAM – Día de los Muertos

Sunday, October 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 #4 and the Sato Foundation.

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