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Explorer, Naturalist, Artist John James Audubon and the Birds of America through February 13


John James Audubon, Passenger Pigeon from The Birds of America, 1824/2006. Edition print, 26 1/4 inches x 18 1/4 inches. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art; Purchased with funds in memory of Dana Rose Richardson. © New


John Reid, Fishman Documentation, Natural Reservoir, Moreton National Park, NSW, 1989. Color photograph. FRONT COVER

John James Audubon, American

Flamingo from The Birds of America, 1821/2006. Edition print, 33 3/16 inches x 24 1/8 inches. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art; Purchased with funds in memory of Dana Rose Richardson. © New York Historical Society and Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

1:00 AM Open, 1975. Oil on canvas, 9 1/4 X 18 inches. Collection of Leslie and Betsy Roy.

ink on rag Hahnemuhle paper, 14 5/8 x 22 inches. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, gift of the artist.; Album cover for Zoinks!, Bad Move Space Cadet, 1995. 12 x 12 inches. Released on Dr. Strange Records. Courtesy Mac Schopen.; Timothy J. Clark,

York Historical Society and Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.; Jean LeGassick, Sundown East of Tonopah, 2003. Oil on canvas board, 7 x 15 inches.; Ben Hoffman, Bigger Bloom, 2006.; Joan Myers, Skiing on the sea ice, McMurdo Sound, 2002. Digital print with archival

Explorer, Naturalist, Artist John James Audubon and The Birds of America

through February 13

See this incredible new addition to the Museum’s Permanent

Collection — fifty of John James Audubon’s most dramatic

and life-sized watercolor depictions from a first-edition

printing of The New York Historical Society Edition.

The works in this exhibition are drawn from The Dana Rose

Richardson Memorial Collection of Audubon Prints at the

Nevada Museum of Art.


Major sponsorship for the exhibition provided by Goldcorp, USA and the Louise A. Tarble Foundation.

This program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.

Media sponsorship generously provided by edible Reno-Tahoe magazine.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Jacob Hashimoto Installation


Birds & Books Thursday, December 16 / 6:30 pm

Join the Lahontan Audubon Society Birds & Books Group for a discussion of John James Audubon: The Making of an American, and a tour of the feature exhibition. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Museum Store. FREE / RSVP to Kenn Rohrs at or 775.849.9530

In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in 2011, contemporary artist Jacob Hashimoto was commissioned to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork to hang in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall. Hashimoto’s sculpture — fabricated from thousands of small “kites” — is dedicated to the Volunteers in Art (VIA), in recognition of the many individuals who donate countless hours to advance the institution’s mission.  Major sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by the Volunteers in Art (VIA) and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

COMING UP New Acquisition Enchanted Forest by Kim Abeles December 4 – March 27

Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walks Group size is limited and reservations are required. Suggested $5 donation to LAS

Crystal Lake, Reno Saturday, December 11 / 9 am Reservations: Linda Badzioch, 775.851.8353, cell 805.610.6575, or

Ducks and Such, Spanish Springs Saturday, December 18 / 8:30 am Reservations: Quentin Browne and Christiane Omer, 775.354.2634 or

Morning Birding at Virginia Lake Saturday, January 8 / 9 am Reservations: Bob Goodman, 775.972.7848 or

The oft-forgotten natural vegetation found in suburban and urban areas is the focus of Kim Abeles’ work. Enchanted Forest, Dodger Stadium calls attention to the plants and trees that eke out their lives among the skyscrapers and concrete of downtown Los Angeles. This artwork was purchased for the Permanent Collection by Paul and James Dugan in memory of Susan Dugan, Washoe County School District Educator. 

Expressive Luminescence Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark December 18 – April 24 Rooted in the tradition of American watercolor artists, Clark’s work relates with confident acumen the transforming effects of natural light as it animates haunting indoor spaces and quiet outdoor landscapes.  This exhibition is sponsored by George Drews.

Winter Birds of Reno and Sparks Saturday, January 15 / 9 am Reservations: Dennis Serdehely, 775.771.1575 or

Selections from the Edgar F. and Ella C. Kleiner Collection through March 13 This exhibition presents highlights from the art collection of Reno residents Edgar and Ella Kleiner, with a focus on landscape paintings of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin region. Many of the artworks on view are a promised bequest to the Nevada Museum of Art on the occasion of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in 2011. 

The Cartesian Medium Ben Hoffman through February 6 Mathematics and art are intimately linked in these innovative works of Nevada artist Ben Hoffman.  Sponsorship provided by the Elke Hoppe Youth Advancement Trust. In-kind support provided by Jamie Kingham, Jerome Brown and

The Wrong Side of Reno Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City through March 6 Celebrate Reno’s rich history of underground punk music in this exhibition featuring more than 150 albums covers and ephemera from the private collection of Mac Schopen. 

Wondrous Cold, An Antarctic Journey Photographs by Joan Myers through April 3 Joan Myers’ Black-and-white photographs juxtapose the large and desolate panoramas of Antarctica with scenes of wildlife, people, science, and relics of early explorers. 





Black Rock Design Institute Scott Johnson | Johnson Fain

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

Thursday, December 9 / 6 pm

Scott Johnson, Design Partner at Johnson Fain, is renowned for numerous building designs including Opus One Winery in Napa Valley and Byron Winery in Santa Barbara County. Having previously worked for Philip Johnson and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Johnson is also the author of Tall Building: Imagining the Skyscraper and The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture. $10 / $8 MUSEUM MEMBERS


Wings Over Nevada John James Audubon Never Saw These Birds Friday, December 10 / noon

Discover Nevada’s amazing diversity of birds with Alan Gubanich, vice president of the Lahontan Audubon Society, who presents a photographic tour of our state’s birds.

Meet the Artist Ben Hoffman on The Cartesian Medium Friday, December 17 / noon

Meet the mind and artist behind the mathematical complexity and amazing images in The Cartesian Medium.

FILM Black Rock Design Institute Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio Thursday, January 13 / 6 pm

When Samuel Mockbee took his Auburn University architecture students to rural Alabama to create his Rural Studio, architecture education changed forever. Citizen Architect chronicles his effort to inspire students to use their architecture training to better their communities. $10 / $8 MUSEUM MEMBERS


Michael P. Branch on John Kirk Townsend Friday, January 21 / noon

Michael P. Branch talks about the accomplishments of American ornithologist John Kirk Townsend and his spirited competition with John James Audubon.

Meet the Artist Watercolorist Timothy J. Clark on Expressive Luminescence Friday, January 28 / noon

Join watercolor artist Timothy Clark for a special discussion on Expressive Luminescence. December 11 / 10 am to 5 pm

Introduce your family and friends to the Museum for free in December!

LAST CHANCE TO SEE ONGOING EVENTS First Thursday 5 to 7 pm December 2 / Buster Blue January 6 / Dead Winter Carpenters $10 / $8 SENIORS and STUDENTS FREE MUSEUM MEMBERS $4 Kids Open Art Studio

Grab a beer, groove to live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsored annually by KTHX Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine bar sponsored by Vintage Wine Shop and Tasting Bar.

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am to 1 pm December 19 / Russ Patrick Quartet January 16 / Scot and Graham Marshall $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.

Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 to 3 pm

Natural Conflict Photography and Video from Israel through December 5 Showcasing work by seven established Israeli artists, Natural Conflict explores issues that have been ongoing in Israeli society for years, including military presence, real estate development, and the environment.  Sponsorship of this exhibition is provided by Heidi A. Loeb, Marilyn and Jim Rappaport, and Temple Sinai, Reno's Reform Jewish Congregation.

John Reid The Fishman Project through January 9 Reid has explored the mountains of New South Wales to track down a hominid creature that he describes as an artistic discovery. Part performance art, natural history theater, and conservation campaign, Fishman is legendary in the Southern Hemisphere.  This exhibition supported by The Louise A. Tarble Foundation and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.

Friday, December 10 and January 14 $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.

hands/ON! Sunday Family Program December 26 / Collagraph Bird Prints January 30 / Birdfeeders 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.

SAVE THE DATE Leo Villareal Animating Light March 5 – May 22, 2011

To Live Forever Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum of Art June 11 – September 4, 2011

Space is limited to the first 60 participants for each hour of the program. Sponsored by the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Mathewson CLAT #5, Sato Foundation, and the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission.

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First Thursday Buster Blue 5 to 7 pm TALK Black Rock Design Institute: Scott Johnson | Johnson Fain 6 pm ART BITE Wings Over Nevada: John James Audubon Never Saw These Birds noon Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 to 3 pm


Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk 9 am SECOND SATURDAY Free Admission 10 am to 5 pm

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Birds & Books with the Lahontan Audubon Society 6:30 pm ART BITE Meet the Artist: Ben Hoffman on The Cartesian Medium noon Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk 8:30 am KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am to 1 pm


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MUSEUM CLOSED in observance of New Year’s Day First Thursday Dead Winter Carpenters 5 to 7 pm Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk 9 am FILM Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio 6 pm Art Afternoon Workshop and Social for Seniors 1 to 3 pm Lahontan Audubon Society Bird Walk 9 am KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am to 1 pm ART BITE Michael P. Branch on John Kirk Townsend noon ART BITE Meet the Artist: Watercolorist Timothy J. Clark noon hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Birdfeeders noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm

MUSEUM CLOSES at 3 pm in observance of Christmas Eve MUSEUM CLOSED in observance of Christmas Day


hands/ON! Sunday Family Program Collagraph Bird Prints noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm

The Museum will be open until 3 pm on December 24 and December 31.

MUSEUM CLOSES at 3 pm in observance of New Year’s Eve

The Museum will be closed on December 25 and January 1.

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

Fresh fare offered Wednesday through Sunday.

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 Nevada Museum of Art is grateful to the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for underwriting our teacher training program, the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for supporting the Center for Art + Environment programming, the Odyssey Foundation and the Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation for funding the school tour program, the Whittier Trust Company of Nevada for board development underwriting and the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency for exhibition support.

Call the Museum Store at 775.329.3333 ex. 107 to learn more.

Enjoy a special preview during First Thursday on December 2 from 5 – 8 pm.

Find unique gifts and great savings at the Museum Store Holiday Sale. Enjoy 10% savings on everything, with 20% savings for Museum members. The annual three-day sale features the Store’s wide selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, designer holiday items and unique children’s toys.

Dec. 3 – 5 / 10 am to 5 pm

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NOTE December/January 2011  

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