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The Altered Landscape Photographs of a Changing Environment through January 8, 2012 Part of the Art + Environment Season


Robert Volt, Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2005. C-print, 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. FRONT COVER

David Maisel, Terminal Mirage 13, (Ed. 4/5), 2003 (printed 2007). Dye Coupler Print, 48 x 48 inches. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection; Helen and Newton Harrison, Truckee-Yuba Rivers Divide. © 2010 LEFT TO RIGHT

Jeff Erickson; This is Not a Trojan Horse, 2010. Images courtesy of the artist.

The Altered Landscape Photographs of a Changing Environment September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012 Celebrating the Museum’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 Coturier, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Otobong Nkanga, Amy Stein, and Kim Stringfellow.

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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.

Meet the Critic A Dialogue with Rebecca Solnit on The Altered Landscape Thursday, October 20 / 1 pm

San Francisco-based Solnit is among the brightest minds illuminating the relationship of people to the places they inhabit. Her writing explores ideas about art and photography, landscape, and ecology. Book signing to follow. $10 / $8 MUSEUM MEMBERS Sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism in collaboration with Nevada Humanities, and funded with generous support by the UNR College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. Cosponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment, in collaboration with UNR's Literature and Environment Program.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Landscape Futures Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions through February 12, 2012 Explore how landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be transformed by technology and design, while investigating the shifting terrains of architectural invention.  bit.ly/landscapefutures 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.

Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry The Evolution of the Nevada Museum of Art

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison Sierra Nevada: An Adaptation through December 4 Internationally-renowned environmental artists, the Harrisons propose a series of long-term ecological responses to recorded temperature increases in the Sierra Nevada. Presented in a 30-foot-long map, topographical sketches, aerial photographs, and digital animations, this exhibition represents early iterations of a fifty-year project.  bit.ly/harrisonsierra Major sponsorship by the Wilhelm Hoppe Family Trust and the Elke Hoppe Youth Advancement Trust. Additional support provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

through January 29, 2012 This special exhibition celebrates the museum’s founding in 1931 with archival materials and objects, including photographs, newspaper articles, and artworks, from the Museum’s Collection and the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections.  bit.ly/churchcutts

The Unworthiness of Our Response Photographs by Robert Adams through November 27 Explore photographer Robert Adams’ images, conveying his honest and impassioned responses to the transformation of landscapes in the American West.  bit.ly/robertadams

Linda Fleming Modeling the Universe through November 6 This exhibition unites forty intricate, handcrafted maquettes by Fleming that suggest the co-existence of the mundane, the cosmological, and the scientific.  bit.ly/lindafleming

Fog Garden The Architecture of Water through December 18 Investigate models and drawings of Fog Garden — a large-scale water-gathering complex of structures proposed for the Atacama Desert, a place where it has not rained in recorded history and fog is the only source of moisture.  bit.ly/foggarden Sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Louise A. Tarble Foundation.

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Richard Black Australia’s Murray River through December 31 Australian architect Richard Black proposes a series of sustainable design solutions to improve the health of the Murray River system in Australia. The exhibition materials are drawn from the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections.  bit.ly/richardblack This exhibition generously supported by the Louise A. Tarble Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.

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.  bit.ly/neshat

Jean-Luc Mylayne The Heavens are Blue through March 11, 2012

Diana Al-Hadid Water Thief through January 29, 2012 Diana Al-Hadid’s large-scale sculpture evokes a centuries-old water clock invented by prominent Syrian engineer Al-Jazari in 1206.  bit.ly/waterthief

A self-taught photographer and scholar of philosophy, Mylayne explores the relationship of humankind to nature.  bit.ly/mylayne This exhibition is guest-curated by Christie Mazuera Davis of the Lannan Foundation, and sponsored by the Lannan Foundation.

This is Not a Trojan Horse A Project by Amy Franceschini and Michael Taussig through December 11 This mobile sculpture built in Abruzzo, Italy collects stories and seeds from farmers living in a region quickly losing its agricultural heritage.  bit.ly/notrojanhorse Sponsorship for the A|W|E Grant program provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


EVENTS OCTOBER | NOVEMBER

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SPECIAL EVENTS

ART BITES

Design Matters

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

Thursday, October 20 / 5 to 8 pm

Join the Museum, AIGA, and BRDI for the inaugural edition of Design Matters, an interdisciplinary design program, featuring a keynote by Steve Frykholm, designer of the visual identity for Herman Miller. $20 / $10 MUSEUM MEMBERS

Black Rock Design Institute presents David Salmela | Salmela Architect Thursday, November 17 / 6 pm

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, David Salmela has earned more than fifty awards for his work — yet never went to architecture school. Learn why Salmela’s 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

The Stranger Show Opening Reception Friday, November 18 / 6 pm Holland Project Gallery, 140 Vesta St.

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. FREE

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

Titian and the Venetian Renaissance Friday, October 7 / noon

Learn about Titian from art Historian Brett Van Hoesen as she addresses La Bella.

Meet the Artist Linda Fleming on Modeling the Universe Friday, October 14 / noon

Join Fleming for a conversation about her work resonating with ideas about the complexity of the universe, mathematics, and the discipline required to make art.

Meet the Museum’s Founder Dr. James Church, in Character Friday, October 21 / noon

Doug Mishler, master of Chautauqua, performs his newest character, Dr. James Church. Learn about the founding of the Museum, the advent of snow surveying, and the institution’s eighty-year history.

Meet the Curator Ann M. Wolfe on The Altered Landscape Friday, October 28 / noon

Wolfe has spent three years preparing the exhibition of the Museum’s premiere collection, The Altered Landscape. Join her for a gallery tour of key works.

Lady Carolyn on Textiles and Costumes of the Italian Renaissance Friday, November 11 / noon

Learn about the extraordinary textiles and costumes of the Renaissance with Carolyn Runnells, a.k.a. “Lady Carolyn,” who designs, makes, and interprets period costumes.

Museum Library Book Sale November 18 – 20 / 10 am to 5 pm

Treasures abound at the third annual Book Sale with more than 1,000 books for sale. All books will be half price on Sunday. Proceeds support CA+E Library acquisitions. FREE

David Abel on James Church and Art, Science, and the Arc of Inquiry Friday, November 18 / noon

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


LAST CHANCE TO SEE ONGOING EVENTS First Thursday 5 – 7 pm October 6 / The Fantods November 3 / Burnin’ Earl $10 / $8 SENIORS and STUDENTS FREE MUSEUM MEMBERS $4 Kids Open Art Studio

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsored annually by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Bottled water sponsored by Sam's Club. Wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company.

Titian’s La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress through November 20

See this Renaissance masterpiece painting by Venetian painter Titian in the Museum’s E. L. Wiegand Gallery. Then, visit “Titian’s Venice,” an expanded exhibition of Titian’s life and art on view at arte italia.  bit.ly/titianlabella 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.

La Bella Cucina at Café Musée Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 – 3 pm Friday, October 14 and November 11 $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 October 16 / Doug Coomler November 20 / Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith

Thursday, October 13 / 5 – 7 pm

Enjoy a delicious, Italian inspired three-course meal and view Titian’s masterpiece painting La Bella: Woman in a Blue Dress. For reservations, call 332.1848. $30 per person | Price does not include tax or gratuity. Museum members enjoy 10% savings on dinner and beverages.

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

Edward Burtynsky Oil June 9 – September 23, 2012

$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.

FREE ADMISSION Second Saturdays are Free October 8 and November 12 / 10 am – 5 pm

hands/ON! Sunday Family Program October 30 / Día de los Muertos November 27 / Landscape Paintings 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.

Introduce your family and friends to the Museum for free in 2011! 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, the Fairweather Foundation, and the John Shaw Field Foundation.


TAKE NOTE

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OCTOBER

6 7 8 13 14

First Thursday The Fantods 5 – 7 pm ART BITE Titian and the Venetian Renaissance noon

La Bella Cucina at Café Musée 5 – 7 pm ART BITE Linda Fleming on Modeling the Universe noon

ART BITE Rebecca Solnit on The Altered Landscape 1 pm

ART BITE Dr. James Church, in Character noon

First Thursday Burnin’ Earl 5 – 7 pm ART BITE Lady Carolyn on Textiles and Costumes of the Italian Renaissance noon Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 – 3 pm

12 17 18

SECOND SATURDAY Free Admission 10 am – 5 pm TALK Black Rock Design Institute Presents David Salmela, FAIA 6 pm ART BITE David Abel on James Church noon The Stranger Show Opening Reception Holland Project, 140 Vesta St. 6 pm

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch Doug Coomler 11 am – 1 pm

Design Matters 5 – 8 pm

21 28 30

3 11

SECOND SATURDAY Free Admission 10 am – 5 pm

Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 – 3 pm

16 20

NOVEMBER

18-20

20 27

Museum Library Book Sale 10 am – 5 pm KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith 11 am – 1 pm hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Landscape Paintings noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm

ART BITE Ann M. Wolfe on The Altered Landscape noon hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Día de los Muertos noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm

VISIT THE MUSEUM LOCATION AND CONTACT 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno 775.329.3333 | nevadaart.org ADMISSION Purchase tickets at the admissions desk or online at nevadaart.org/tickets. $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 E. L. Cord Foundation for providing a generous gift to underwrite programming in the E. L. Cord Museum School. The Museum also wishes to recognize the generosity of the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, the Minnie B. Leonette Foundation, John Ben Snow Foundation and the Crystal Family Foundation for programming support; and Bank of America and Umpqua Bank for supporting School Tours. Our appreciation also to McDonald Carano Wilson LLP and Private Client Group at U.S. Bank for sponsoring the Savor 2011 fundraising dinner. Also contributing to the successful event were Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Chef Charlie Palmer and Executive Chef David Holman of Charlie Palmer Group, Southern Wine & Spirits and Peter and Turkey Stremmel.


$65 / $58.50 MUSEUM MEMBERS Museum Members receive 10% savings in the Museum Store

This 288-page, full-color, deluxe publication, published by SkiraRizzoli and the Nevada Museum of Art, features more than 120 photographs from the Museum’s signature photography collection.

Edited by Ann M. Wolfe, Curator of Exhibitions, Nevada Museum of Art.

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment

160 West Liberty Street Reno, Nevada 89501

Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts | E. L. Wiegand Gallery


NOTE October/November 2011