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Nevada Museum of Art Events – June 2012



Edward Burtynsky: Oil

June 9 – September 23
Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one the most important subjects of our time by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary photographers in the world. Over 15 years, Burtynsky traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of this critical fuel. In addition to revealing the rarely seen mechanics of its manufacture, he photographs the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the Earth and by the sprawl generated around its use. These images tell an epic story of mankind expressed through our discovery, exploitation, and celebration of this vital natural resource.

Edward Burtynsky: Oil is organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and made possible with the generous support of the Scotiabank Group. Lead Sponsorship provided by the Carol Franc Buck Foundation. Major Sponsorship provided by The Phil and Jennifer Satre Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. Additional Support provided by Barrick Gold of North America, Kathie Bartlett, Mark E Pollack Foundation, and Lance and Karyn Tendler.

  • Members’ Premiere

Friday, June 8 / 6 – 8 pm

Museum members are invited to be the first to view this groundbreaking exhibition of over fifty large-scale photographs, by acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. Live music by The Whitney Myer Band. Cash bar available. Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card. $5 Kids Open Studio available from 5 – 7 pm.

  • Premiere Lecture: Photographer Edward Burtynsky on Oil

Saturday, June 9 / 10:30 am

Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives.

$15/ $10 Museum Members



ART BITE Bernhard Bach on the Physics of Light in Modal Lines

Friday, June 1 / noon

Physicist Bernhard Bach provides a general introduction to the optical physics that make Anne Lindberg’s Andante Green such a dynamic installation highlighting the exhibition Modal Lines.

Free for Museum members and with paid admission.


Annual Meeting of the Membership

Tuesday, June 5 / 5:30 pm

Members are invited to review the Museum’s progress in 2011 as well as vote on the 2012/2013 slate of the Board of Trustees.  Admission is free.  Reservations are not required.


Venue Launch Event

Friday, June 8 / 6 to 8 pm

Museum members are invited to meet Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, both co-directors of Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC for the launch of Venue – an event platform, mobile interview studio, and forward-operating landscape research base that will pop up at sites across North America between spring 2012 and fall 2013. In cities, parks, labs, offices, homes, farms, wildlife corridors, and malls across the continent,Venue will meet the innovators, trendsetters, business people, and design practitioners at the forefront of ideas today. Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment, Future Plural and Columbia University Studio-X Global Network Initiative.  Funding is provided by the Western States Arts Federation (Westaf), Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


FILM Event Horizon: Burning Man, Burning Reno, a Documentary Look at Burning Man’s Impact on Reno

Thursday, June 14 / 6pm

Celebrate the premiere of Event Horizon, a new Reno-produced Burning Man documentary examining the impacts of Burning Man on the Reno area.

$10 / $8 Museum members


ART BITE Biologist Guy Hoelzer on Slime Mold in Gail White’s Hydraphilia

Friday, June 15 / noon

Learn from biologist Guy Hoelzer about the slime molds featured in Gail Wight’s Hydraphilia.

Free for Museum members and with paid admission.


FILM The Big Fix

Thursday, June 28 / 6 pm

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. The Big Fix explores the historical precedents that put the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

Cost: $10 / $8 Museum members




Slick Kids: Oil Resists and Altered Landscapes

Saturday, June 9 / 10 am – 5 pm

Introduce your family and friends to the Museum for FREE. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Join us for gallery activities, storytelling, cultural events, and open studio hands-on art projects each month from 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Mathewson CLAT #4, Sato Foundation, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission and Dermody Properties Foundation.

Admission is free.


First Thursday with Burnin Earl

Thursday, June 7 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Reno Bike Project provides free bike valet. Sponsored annually by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. First Thursday wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company. Bottled water sponsored by Sam’s Club. Bring the kids for Kids Open Art Studio, available from 5 – 7 pm for $5 per child. Admission is free for Museum members or with general admission.


Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, June 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.


KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch with  Chuck DiLaura Trio

Sunday, June 17 / 11 am to 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.


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