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Nevada Museum of Art events listing – November 2011




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.


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, see the Renaissance masterpiece by Titian at the Museum with 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.



Lady Carolyn on Textiles and Costumes of the Italian Renaissance

Friday, November 11 / noon

Carolyn Runnells a.k.a. “Lady Carolyn” designs, makes, and interprets period costumes. Join the Museum for this special opportunity to learn about the extraordinary textiles and costumes of the Italian Renaissance.


Black Rock Design Institute Presents David Salmela | Salmela Architect

Thursday, November 17 / 6 pm

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, architect David Salmela has been honored with more than fifty awards for his work – yet never went to architecture school. Learn why Salmela’s design work has been described as “creating a deliberate expression of place and culture through form and materials.” Book signing to follow.

$10 / $8 Museum members


David Abel on James Church and Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry

Friday, November 18 / noon

Artist, poet, and bibliophile David Abel has researched the archival trail of the Museum’s founder James Church exhaustively. Learn how Church’s influence can be traced through the Museum’s history.


The Stranger Show Opening Reception

Friday, November 18 / 6pm

Join the Museum and the Holland Project for the opening reception of the Stranger Show celebrating the collaborative work of twenty Hug High School students and their artist mentors. Exhibition at Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street. Free Admission.


Museum Library Book Sale

November 18-20 / 10 am to 5 pm
Treasures abound at the second annual Book Sale with more than 1,000 books on offer including visual and decorative arts. All books will be half price on Sunday. Proceeds from the annual Book Sale support CA+E Library acquisitions and programming. FREE admission to the Book Sale.



First Thursday with Burnin’ Earl

Thursday, November 3 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. First Thursday wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company. Sponsored annually by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Bottled water sponsored by Sam’s Club. Bring the kids for Kids Open Art Studio, available from 5 – 7 pm for $4 per child. First Thursday is free for Museum members or non-members with paid regular admission. $10 / $8 Seniors and students/ Free for Museum members.


Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, November 11 / 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, November 12 / 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 Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith

Sunday, November 20 / 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 – Landscape Paintings

Sunday, November 27 / 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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