A Real Van Gogh?
An Unsolved Art World Mystery
April 13, 2013 – August 25, 2013
In 1948, William Goetz, the famed Hollywood producer, head of Universal Pictures, and legendary art collector, purchased a painting attributed to Vincent Van Gogh for $50,000. Although it was acquired from a reputable art dealer and deemed genuine by a prominent Van Gogh expert at the time, debate about the painting’s authenticity ignited an art world controversy that impacted U.S. foreign affairs. More…
Here in Sleep, a World, Muted to a Whisper
November 16, 2010 – June 16, 2013
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 made from bamboo-stiffened rice papers not unlike those used for centuries to make traditional Japanese kites.
Learn about the Truckee River and get a little wet!
Gently flowing beneath Cloud Climber, Truckee Connects meanders through as a working representation of the Truckee River watershed from the chilly depths of Lake Tahoe to the shimmering shores of Pyramid Lake. A fun and interactive opportunity to learn about the many uses of water such as recreation, irrigation, hydroelectric power, and wildlife; Truckee Connects provides opportunities to experiment with water and explore many of its properties.
The Museum’s amazing collection includes vehicles owned by celebrities and vehicles that are stars in their own right having appeared in feature films.
Barrio Block Party at the Nevada Art Museum
A free Barrio Block Party at the Museum on Saturday, June 8, from 10 am – 4 pm to kick-off Summer and celebrate our current exhibition “Voces y Visiones.” The Museum will be open and free to all with free hands-on art projects, face-painting and live performances – including Voces artist Miguel Luciano’s “Pimp My Piragua” shave ice bike.
The Discovery After Dark
A night at the museum exclusively for 7th, 8th and 9th graders, June 14, 2013, from 6-9pm.
Hang on for an American ride of adventure and freedom featuring violinist Vanessa Porter, Wednesday, July 3, 6– 8:30 p.m.