Nevada Museum of Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Established in 1931, the Nevada Museum of Art is the oldest established cultural center in the state. But you wouldn't know that by looking at it. In the early 21st century, the museum underwent a $22 million move and renovation; the building that now stands at the southern end of the Truckee River Walk is a fantastic example of modern architecture. The interior is just as fascinating with exhibits ranging from ancient artifacts to notable photographs to contemporary paintings. And note: this non-profit organization isn't just for art aficionados. Nature lovers will appreciate the museum's Center for Art + Environment, which allows visitors to interact with their surroundings by displaying artwork inspired by the great outdoors.
Many agree that this art museum may not stand out in size, but its offerings are worth the trip. As one recent visitor tells TripAdvisor: "This museum should not be missed! It prides itself on the high quality of its traveling exhibits and its service to the community at large … On several occasions have been impressed and even astounded by the high quality of its visiting exhibitions." However, others wish the museum's permanent collection contained more works by better-known artists.
The Nevada Museum of Art is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended evening hours on Thursdays. General admission is $10, although discounts are available for senior citizens, students and younger children. For more information, check out the museum's website.