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Take a walking tour of Reno's art museums

For being a small city, Reno has a variety of museums. We're talking you on a walking tour of Reno's museums.

Start with the Nevada Museum of Art, located at 160 W. Liberty St. Climb the stairs to the museum's roof top to check out some amazing sculptures and take in views of the Sierra. Eat lunch in the museum's restaurant, Chez Louie.

Once you've finished lunch and exploring the Nevada Museum of Art's exhibits like "Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern & Contemporary Mexican Art, from the Bank of America Collection," check out other museums in Reno that are within walking distance.

arte italia
442 Flint St.
Open: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (check website for must up-to date information)

Arte Italia promotes the exploration and conservation of Italian culture, including culinary programs showcasing visiting Italian chefs and innovative exhibitions of classic and contemporary Italian art. The historic facility opens during exhibit showings, generally noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For updates and invitations to culinary and art exhibition events in Reno, visit and join the email list.

Sierra Arts Foundation
17 S. Virginia St.
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

Founded in 1971, the Sierra Arts Foundation features regional artists within a 100-mile radius of Reno and out-of-the-area artists who have a strong connection to the local landscape. The building on Virginia Street where Sierra Arts is housed was renovated in 2000 to make it a dedicated gallery space primarily centered on the visual arts.