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Nevada Museum of Art

160 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV

Phone: 775 329 3333

Statement of Purpose:

To collect and conserve 19th and 20th century American art with an emphasis on art from the Great Basin.

A forum for the presentation of creative ideas, the Nevada Museum of Art aspires to serve every member of the community.  Through innovative programming and scholarship, the Museum  provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage, and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.

The NMA's focus on its collections, exhibitions, and outreach are means to conserve, convey, and expand artistic knowledge.


Founded in 1931, the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) features a variety of changing exhibitions throughout the year. The Museum's collection reflects five focus areas centered on the aesthetic articulation of our land and environment. The NMA schedules programs for all ages including tours, workshops, lectures, family programs and classes. A Museum Store offers gifts, jewelry, books, and other art-related items.


Features a variety of changing exhibitions throughout the year: Check with

Advance Exhibition Schedule   

Mel Pekarsky: Desert Abstractions
February 9 – April 15, 2001
An exhibition of paintings by SUNY Stony Brook Art Professor Mel Pekarsky, focusing on the rich microcosm of Great Basin desert topography.

Saltworks: Wayne Barrar
February 9 – April 15, 2001
The NMA will present Barrar’s photo series documenting the unusual landscape of New Zealand’s only saltworks.

Duane Hanson: Virtual Reality
April 20 – June 24, 2001
This exhibition includes approximately 25 sculptures created by Duane Hanson between 1976 and 1995. Cast directly from models and completed in polychromed fiberglass on bronze, Hanson’s life-size figures portray American narratives and social types.




Key Personnel:

Steven High, Executive Director

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