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Nevada Museum of Art

Address: 160 W Liberty St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: +1 775-329-3333
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Ranked #12 of 138 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state, it is a...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state, it is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants. Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm. The galleries, Museum Store and on-site restaurant Chez Louie are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays.

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San Diego, California
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67 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Remarkable opportunity while in Reno to check out this fabulous museum. Displays are excellent. We had a wonderful lunch with a very interesting chief special and great table service. Appropriate for the while family and highly recommended.

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good museum,. Friendly staff. Clean bathroom. Parking was limited at the time of our visit due to visiting schools.

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Since it is the state level museum of art, I expected to see a large permanent western art collection, plus contemporary art from the west. Instead, there were a few interesting canvases and some interesting visiting exhibits. Small scale but nice.

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San Rafael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love this museum. The design is interesting as is the setting in an old near downtown neighborhood. The collection is small but well-curated. And the staff is super nice and friendly

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Sacramento
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We finally joined this last time we visited. We usually go to visit as we have free time during the day. They have lots of other things besides art. The last time we were there they had an exhibit of Lincoln documents ie emansipation proclimation Nevada statehood. Check their website for what is current.

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westchester county, ny
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. Not only is the architecture impressive, the permanent collection is excellent. And a fabulous restaurant and their hidden gem - the museum gift shop is first class!!! DON'T MISS THIS GEM !!!

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Reno, Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited the museum to see the animal taxidermy exhibit. It was creative, amusing and puzzling. The butterflies were beautiful, and the peacock dress fantastic. Very entertaining with an odd twist.

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Pleasanton, California
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've visited the Nevada Museum of Art several times, and this last visit I made just continues to impress me. First rate galleries over multiple floors, and wonderful visiting exhibits. In July I was thrilled with the Doris Duke Shangri La exhibit. In a previous visit there was an exhibit of Frida Kahlo's photography that was superb. There is also... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just visited to see the "36th Star, Nevada's Journey from Territory to State." It was quite well done and the highlight was a display showing the actual Emancipation Proclamation which was on loan from the National Archives in Washington DC. What a coup to get that document here for the state's 150th birthday. This museum is world class.

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nc
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The animal taxidermy art was interesting. Some strange some amusing. Old paintings very good. However, the room dedicated to the snow (this was really salt) and the blue balls...Really??? Made you question the $8 you spent to get in. I went and viewed this the Museum of Art...didn't lose the full $8 admission here cause did get to laugh at... More 

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