Nevada Museum of Art

An artistic portrayal of two trains meeting at the completion of the railroad as people cheer and celebrate.
Nevada Museum of Art

The late 1800s brought thousands of Chinese immigrants to the West in search of better lives. Many participated in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. For the 150th anniversary of that engineering feat, artists have memorialized the contributions of those often forgotten Chinese immigrants. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Holly Hutchings about the exhibit. 

Beyond Signage: Exploring Neon As Art

May 3, 2019
Holly Hutchings

While neon once brought to mind retro advertising for seedy adult businesses and dive bars, it is now often seen as art. Holly Hutchings talks to one artist who has been making the colorful craft for decades.

Marisa Cooper leads a discussion at the Nevada Museum of Art.
Paolo Zialcita / KUNR Public Radio

Enrollment in science and technology programs is skyrocketing at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. But, as KUNR’s Paolo Zialcita reports, humanities programs are struggling to thrive and must adapt to the new educational environment.

TREVOR PAGLEN AND NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

A piece of art the size of two school buses, and ten years in the making, is now orbiting Earth. Partnering with organizations in Northern Nevada, Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen saw his sculpture take off and help change the way we see things in the night sky, as well as here on the ground. KUNR’s Holly Hutchings has more on the endeavor.

Stephanie Serrano

“Unsettled,” the Nevada Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, forces attention away from traditional art spaces, like New York, and brings an emphasis to works created in the West. Our Reporter Stephanie Serrano checked out the exhibit and has this story.

At a recent talk at the Nevada Museum of Art, a theater full of community members welcomes JoAnne Northrup, the curator of the exhibition.

Design concept rendering for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art.
Trevor Paglen and Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is sponsoring a new global project that will send an art satellite into Earth’s orbit. It will be the first satellite sent to space for purely artistic purposes.

Nevada Museum Of Art Offering Bilingual Gallery Tours

Dec 23, 2016
Krysta Scripter

The Nevada Museum of Art is now hosting bilingual gallery tours as part of its ongoing Latin art initiative. To learn more, our contributor Krysta Scripter, with Noticiero Movil, took the first tour.

Tony Tinoco led the tour for about ten  guests. He is the community programming and outreach manager at the museum.

"The goal is, of course, having more people and reflecting that diversity from the city into our galleries and with our visitors."

Juan Acuna, a bilingual UNR student, was one of the first participants.  

Alexa Ard

Burning Man is over for another year and a statewide collaborative art exhibit is on display at the Nevada Museum of Art. To make sense of all these art events, Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick recently sat down with the founder of Reno’s Arts and Culture Commission, Christine Fey.

Chris Holloman

The Nevada Museum of Art has commissioned a new piece of work—a light installation—that will be a part of its permanent contemporary art collection. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Noah Glick

A new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art is merging art with Chinese history. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, twelve bronze animal heads adorned the emperor’s private garden. These sculptures, however were commissioned by a Manchurian emperor and designed by westerners. They were later lost during the Opium Wars, but the Chinese government began recovering some in the 1980s.

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Despite some recent vandalism, a new public land sculpture installed by the Nevada Museum of Art and several partners is quickly becoming a roadside attraction outside Las Vegas. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno made a trip down south to check it out. 

Yamile Lo Dico and her boys are checking out the exhibit on a scorching evening near Jean, Nevada. These last minutes of daylight are highlighting several giant colored boulders.

Beautification Machine

May 25, 2016
NMA

The artists behind "Beautification Machine" will speak about their work at the Nevada Museum of Art at 6pm Thursday, May 26th.  Danna chats with Jon Bernson and Andy Diaz Hope about the work, which is on display until July 24th.  Details at www.nevadaart.org

Not One, But Two Horse Exhibits In Reno

Mar 11, 2016
Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art has not one--but two--horse exhibitions on display right now. The first is called, well, The Horse and it's a traveling show that shares the history of horses, which were actually pretty different 50 million years ago.

"Some of them were the size of small dogs all the way up to the size of present day horses," says JoAnne Northrup with the museum. "There was a huge range of forms, too. Some of them looked a little bit more like zebras. It's just crazy."

Finding Voice In Verse At District Poetry Competition

Feb 29, 2016
Julia Ritchey

  Poetry Out Loud is a national arts program that helps students build confidence through memorizing and performing verse in front of an audience. Last week, 15 students from area high schools competed in hopes of advancing to the state finals. Our reporter Julia Ritchey M-C'd the event and brings us this audio postcard of the top finalists.

Alexa Ard

We recently covered Directions 2016, an economics conference in Reno. Unlike in the past, this year’s conference included what's called a cultural forecast.  While other speakers focused on economic trends, Colin Robertson, curator of education for the Nevada Museum of Art, looked closely at the impact art could have on Nevada’s economy. To learn more, our reporter Rocio Hernandez sat down with him.

NMA Offers Free Admission On Friday

Oct 28, 2015

In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada Museum of Art will have free admission this Friday from 10am-6pm.  There will also be a panel of experts available between noon and 4pm to identify and describe your native baskets.  Bring as many baskets as you like.  Danna O'Connor chats with the NMA'S Amanda Horn about the event.

Electric Wagon Train At NMA This Saturday

Oct 21, 2015

The Nevada Museum of Art hosts "Electric Wagon Train" on October 24th from 7:30-11:pm.  It's equal parts steampunk ball and surreal saloon with costumes encouraged.  Entertainment includes San Francisco's Le Cancan Bijoux.  Danna O'Connor chat with Amanda Horn from NMA about the party.

Tahoe: A Visual History

Aug 14, 2015
Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art will debut its new exhibit Saturday, August 22nd.  It’s an exclusive look at the art history of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra.  Danna O’Connor has a preview with Amanda Horn, Communications Director for the NMA.  Details at www.nevadaart.org.

Simon Williams / The Nature Conservancy in Nevada

This spring, a team of architecture professors and students partnered with the Nature Conservancy to build a tiny public park covering the area of a single parking space in downtown Las Vegas. The structure is called a parklet and it’s a place where urban and natural worlds collide. 

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Artists and conservationists have teamed up to make watershed sculptures beside the Truckee River. Along with their aesthetic beauty, using basket-weaving techniques to hold natural materials together, the artwork will actually restore damaged flood plains over the next few years. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

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