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Jean-Luc Mylayne The Heavens are Blue

opens August 13

Part of the 2011 Art + Environment Season

art and environment. Founded in 1931 to help support a small group of plein-air landscape painters, the Museum has always understood the importance of examining how humans interact with natural, built and virtual environments. Since 2009, the


Jean-Luc Mylayne, No. 351, November-December, 2005, 2005. C-print, 75 x 60 inches. Collection Lannan Foundation.

The Nevada Museum of Art has deep roots when it comes to

Museum has dedicated its curatorial, scholarly, and research

Image courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Photo by Brian Forrest. ©Diana Al-Hadid.

Lateral Office (Mason White and Lola Sheppard), The Active Layer, 2010. Approximately 4,750 wooden dowels, 6 plastic models, 10 modular wooden floor plates, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist; Titian, La Bella, LEFT TO RIGHT

1536. 29 x 39 inches. Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy. Diana Al-Hadid, Water Thief, 2010. Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, polystyrene, plaster, wood and paint, dimensions variable. Courtesy D.Daskalopoulos Collection.

2011 Art + Environment Season

the second half of 2011, the Museum’s galleries will be

endeavors to the study of art and environments. Throughout programmed with exhibitions related to this focus: The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment  Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison: Sierra Nevada | An Adaptation  Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions  Jean-Luc Mylayne: The Heavens are Blue  Fog Garden: The Architecture of Water  This is Not a Trojan Horse: A Project by Amy Franceschini and Mike Taussig  Diana Al-Hadid: Water Thief  Shirin Neshat: Passage 

The Unworthiness of Our Response: Photographs by Robert Adams  Richard Black: Australia’s Murray River  Tim Hawkinson: Totem  Linda Fleming: Modeling the Universe  Jacob Hashimoto: Here in Sleep, a World, Muted to a

Whisper  Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry: The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art.


COMING UP 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, Stéphane 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.

The Altered Landscape Members Premiere Hosted by NV Energy Saturday, September 29 / 6 pm

Members are treated to a night of live music and cash bar in the atrium as we showcase our signature photography collection. Admission is free for Museum Members with valid member card / $4 Kids Open Art Studio

Titian’s La Bella Woman in a Blue Dress September 24, 2011 – November 20, 2011 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. 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.

Opening Talk David Alan Brown on Titian’s La Bella Saturday, September 24 / 10 am

David Alan Brown, renowned Renaissance scholar and Curator of Italian Painting at the National Gallery of Art, returns to the Museum to present Titian’s famed portrait, La Bella. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Titian’s contribution to Renaissance art from one of the world’s foremost scholars of the period. $15 / $12 MUSEUM MEMBERS

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Jean-Luc Mylayne The Heavens are Blue

Fog Garden The Architecture of Water

August 13, 2011 – March 11, 2012

through December 18, 2011

A self-taught photographer and scholar of philosophy, Mylayne’s work is an exploration of the relationship of humankind to nature and our environments. 

Explore models for a large-scale water-gathering complex of structures — The Fog Garden — located in the Atacama Desert, a place where it has not rained in recorded history, and fog is the only source of moisture. 

This exhibition is guest-curated by Christie Mazuera-Davis of the Lannan Foundation, and sponsored by the Lannan Foundation.

Landscape Futures Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions August 13, 2011 – February 12, 2012 Explore how landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be transformed by technology and design.  This exhibition is guest curated by Geoff Manaugh. Sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts.

Sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Louise A. Tarble Foundation.

The Unworthiness of Our Response Photographs by Robert Adams through November 27, 2011 Explore photographer Robert Adams’ images that convey his honest and impassioned responses to the transformation of landscapes in the American West, including California, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. 

Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art August 27, 2011 – January 29, 2012 Organized on the occasion of the Museum’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition celebrates the institution’s early founders, Dr. James Church, Charles Cutts, and the Latimer Art Club, revealing how their vision evolved into the robust and vigorous Museum of today. 

Jacob Hashimoto Here in Sleep, a World, Muted to a Whisper through 2011 This site-specific artwork, installed in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall, was commissioned in celebration of the Museum’s 80th anniversary and dedicated to the Volunteers in Art (VIA).  Major sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by Volunteers in Art (VIA) and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Diana Al-Hadid Water Thief September 3, 2011 – January 29, 2012 Diana Al-Hadid’s large-scale sculpture Water Thief evokes an eleventh century water clock invented by Syrian engineer Al-Jazari. Syrian-born Al-Hadid is internationally known for her baroque sculptures embellished with dense layers of materials that often refer to the architectural ruins. 

Shirin Neshat Passage through January 8, 2012 Set amidst a stark and timeless desert landscape, Shirin Neshat’s stirring video presents the rituals and customs of a Muslim funeral ceremony, revealing a powerful relationship between people and place. 





Museum Store “Yard Sale”

These half-hour dialogues invite guests to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries.

August 10 – 21 / all day

Save up to 40% on selected items from the Store covering a wide range and variety of products.

$5 / $4 MUSEUM MEMBERS Funded in part by Nevada Humanities.

Hugh Roy Marshall on Egyptian Metallurgy Talk and Tasting Tom Young, Jazz Aldrich, Ancient Egyptian Homebrew, and Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager Thursday, August 11 / 6 pm

Great Basin Brewing Co. owner Tom Young and brewer Jazz Aldrich discuss the craft and process of re-creating an authentic ancient Egyptian beer as well as Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager honoring the Museum’s 80th Anniversary. Beer tasting follows. Ticket price includes one beer; additional beer available for purchase. $12 / $8 MUSEUM MEMBERS

Indie Rock Night with Very Pretty Pigeon and Memory Motel Thursday, August 18 / 6 pm

Join the Museum for this All-Ages show featuring the indie-folk-rock sounds of two local bands on the rooftop. $3

SAVE THE DATE Art Glass of the Tiffany Era February 11 – May 20, 2012

Edward Burtynsky Oil June 9 – September 23, 2012

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Friday, August 12 / noon

Join Marshall, student of Egyptian history and the man behind Virginia City’s Marshall Mint, for a discussion of the ancient Egyptians’ knowledge of metals.

Edward Schoolman on Egyptian Funerary Practices Friday, August 19 / noon

Associate Professor of History at UNR, Schoolman describes ancient funerary practices in ancient Egypt, the Greco-Roman period, and the Christian-influenced tradition.

Colin Robertson on Diana Al-Hadid’s Water Thief Friday, September 16 / noon

Join Colin Robertson, Curator of Education, for a discussion of ancient water clocks and architectural ruins, and learn more about Diana Al-Hadid’s remarkable work.


Ansel Adams Distance and Detail through August 14

First Thursday 5 – 7 pm August 4 / Whitney Myer Band September 1 / Max Yasgur’s Farm

One of America's foremost photographers, Ansel Adams’ work offers an intriguing view of America. 

$10 / $8 SENIORS and STUDENTS FREE MUSEUM MEMBERS $4 Kids Open Art Studio

This exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities Program.

Grab a drink, groove to live music, and see the galleries. Ride your bike and get free valet parking (weather permitting) courtesy of Reno Bike Project.

Specimens Donald Farnsworth

Sponsored annually by The X, 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Co.

Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 – 3 pm Friday, August 12 and September 9 $12 / $10 MUSEUM MEMBERS TWO SESSIONS

Expand your interests with a docent-guided tour and studio art class. Light refreshments. No studio experience necessary. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment.

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am – 1 pm August 21 / Dickie Mills Group September 18 / Jackie Landrum Trio $5 – $15 À LA CARTE BRUNCH MENU

Catch a live jazz performance hosted by KUNR Radio and dine from the à la carte brunch menu at Café Musée.

hands/ON! Sunday Family Program August 28 / Sarcophagus Sculpture September 25 / Map Collage FREE

One-hour sessions begin at noon, 1 , 2 and 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 Mathewson CLAT #4, Sato Foundation, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission and Dermody Properties Foundation.

through August 28

Farnsworth overlays chapters of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species with images of insects and birds. 

To Live Forever Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum through September 4

Explore ancient Egyptian beliefs in this exhibition featuring over 120 objects, including statuary, sarcophagi, coffins, gold jewelry, and elegantlycrafted vessels.  To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Lead sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, Goldcorp USA, I. Heidi Loeb Hegerich, the Wayne L. Prim Foundation and Wells Fargo. Major sponsorship is provided by The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation, IGT, Hugh Roy Marshall, Maureen Mullarkey, NV Energy and Mark E Pollack Foundation. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Nancy Siebens-Binz, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Anne Brockinton Lee and Robert M. Lee and Whittier Trust Company. Funding provided by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

FREE ADMISSION Second Saturdays are Free in 2011 August 13 and September 10 / 10 am – 5 pm Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Charter Communications.

Free High School Admission Wednesday through Sunday / 10 am – 5 pm Thursday / 10 am – 8 pm

All Washoe and Douglas County High School students are eligible for free admission to the Museum through December 2011, sponsored by IGT, John Shaw Field Foundation, and the Fairweather Foundation. Show a current school ID at the admissions desk for free entry.




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First Thursday Whitney Myer Band 5 – 7 pm Museum Store “Yard Sale” all day Talk and Tasting Tom Young, Jazz Aldrich, Ancient Egyptian Homebrew, and Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager 6 pm ART BITE Hugh Roy Marshall on Egyptian Metallurgy noon Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 to 3 pm

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SECOND SATURDAY Free Admission 10 am – 5 pm Indie Rock Night with Very Pretty Pigeon and Memory Motel 6 pm ART BITE Edward Schoolman on Egyptian Funerary Practices noon


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First Thursday Max Yasgur’s Farm 5 – 7 pm Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 – 3 pm SECOND SATURDAY Free Admission 10 am – 5 pm ART BITE Colin Robertson on Diana Al-Hadid’s Water Thief noon KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch Jackie Landrum Trio 11 am – 1 pm OPENING TALK David Alan Brown on Titian’s La Bella 10:30 am hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Map Collage noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm MEMBERS’ PREMIERE The Altered Landscape 6 – 8 pm

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch Dickie Mills Group 11 am – 1 pm hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Sarcophagus Sculpture noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm

Café Musée The “hot” place to go in the winter and the “cool” place to go in the summer! Enjoy a delicious lunch Wednesday – Sunday until 3 pm, with house-made desserts, light snacks, coffee and wine served until 4:30pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, find a selection of brunch specials, including breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount with your valid membership card.

VISIT THE MUSEUM LOCATION AND CONTACT 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno 775.329.3333 | ADMISSION Purchase tickets at the admissions desk or online at $10 General Admission $8 Student / Senior $1 Children 6 to 12 years free Members / Children 5 and under GALLERY & STORE HOURS Wednesday – Sunday / 10 am to 5 pm Thursdays / 10 am to 8 pm closed Mondays / Tuesdays / national holidays

Wednesday – Sunday / 11 am to 4:30 pm

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Museum.

 VISITORS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Museum is accessible to all. For special services, please call 775.329.3333 ex. 253 with a minimum of one week advance notice prior to your visit. CENTER FOR ART + ENVIRONMENT LIBRARY Wednesday – Sunday / 11 am to 2 pm Additional hours during special events. Library materials are for reference and research purposes only and are not circulated. GUIDED TOURS ARE FREE WITH ADMISSION Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Thursdays (except First Thursday) / 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays / 1 pm Spanish language tours by reservation at 775.329.3333 ex. 253 PARKING Parking is available in the Museum lot as well as in free and metered spaces on nearby streets.

SPONSORSHIP The Museum is grateful to the Charles N. Mathewson Foundation for endowing the Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education position. This position will live in perpetuity. The Museum also wishes to recognize the generosity of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP and U.S. Bancorp Foundation for sponsoring the Savor 2011 fundraising dinner; Bank of America and Marie Crowley Foundation for supporting School Tours; and Waste Management of Nevada for its corporate membership.

Purchase tickets online beginning September 15 at or visit the front desk at the Museum. Reservations are required and all tickets/tables must be paid in full at the time of the reservation. To request a seating preference email

$50 PER PERSON / $450 TABLE OF 10

Join the Volunteers in Art of the Nevada Museum of Art to celebrate the 30th annual Arts and Flowers Luncheon. Featuring an artisan’s mall of handcrafted wares, the event invites shoppers to purchase holiday gifts that are distinctive, original creations as well as a silent auction, and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the exhibition and education programs at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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NOTE August/September 2011  
NOTE August/September 2011  

The bimonthly announcement of exhibitions and schedule of events at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.