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September brings Kahlo to the Museum


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Frida Kahlo: Her photos and extraordinary life have been hidden from public view. These images reveal a little-known side of the artist whose iconic biographical paintings earned her international renown.


ART BITE Frida Kahlo, in Person: Her Life and Photography, Performed by Megan Berner

Friday, September 13 / noon

Reno photographer Megan Berner creates the character of Frida Kahlo through Chautauqua performance and interpretation of Kahlo’s photographs. $10 / FREE for MEMBERS. Funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

ART BITE Meet the Artist: Laurie Brown on Photographing Las Vegas Periphery, Views from the Edge

Friday, September 20 / noon

Laurie Brown discusses her photography that documents the edges and peripheries of landscapes surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada. $10 / FREE for MEMBERS. Funded in part by Nevada Humanities.


In collaboration with the Artemisia Film Society and Nevada Humanities, the Museum is pleased to present The Global Film Initiative’s Global Lens 2013 film series of ten feature documentaries in late summer and fall 2013. The Global Lens film series was launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world.

Film viewings $7 / $5 Museum members.

CAIRO 678, Egypt, 2010

Sunday, September 8 / 2pm

THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL (El Fantástico Mundo De Juan Orol), Mexico, 2012

Sunday, September 22 / 2pm

LIFE KILLS ME (La Vida Me Mata), Chile, 2007

Sunday, September 29 / 2pm


First Thursday with The Socks

Thursday, September 5 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsorship by Barrick Gold of North America and hosted by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company and bottled water donated 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.

Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, September 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 a session: $7 / $6 Museum members. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.

HANDS/ON! SECOND SATURDAY – Architecture for Kids!

Saturday, September 14 / 10 am – 4 pm

Bring the family to explore the entire Museum! Join us for gallery activities, storytelling, cultural events, and open studio hands-on art projects each month. Second Saturday is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Admission to hands/ON! is FREE. hands/ON! is sponsored by Mathewson CLAT #5, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Leonette Foundation, Sato Foundation, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, and Art4Moore.

Sunday Music Brunch with Doug Coomler Quartet

Sunday, September 15/ 11 am – 1 pm

Enjoy brunch presented by Composition accompanied by live acoustical music. Menu features Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit Mimosas and an omelet station. Doors open at 10 am. A la carte menu from $3. Museum members receive 10% savings.

Presented in partnership with KUNR Radio. Sponsored by the attorneys at Holland & Hart.


Toulouse-Lautrec & La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

November 2, 2013 – January 19, 2014

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