Hands ON! Second Saturdays

Hands ON! Second Saturdays
ABORIGINAL INSPIRATIONS

Enjoy free admission and activities at the Museum and participate hands-on art projects and storytelling.

SCHEDULE

10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Sand Paintings – Theater Lobby
10 am – 4 pm | Aboriginal Inspired Dot Painting – Redfield Learning Center
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery
noon | Didgeridoo Presentation and Performance by Ryan Powell
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. 

Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

Hands ON! Second Saturdays
ANIMALS IN ART

Enjoy free admission and activities at the Museum and participate hands-on art projects and storytelling.

SCHEDULE

10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Wild Animal Masks – Theater Lobby
10 am – 4 pm | Salt-Watercolor Polar Bears – Redfield Learning Center
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
1:00 pm | Instrument Petting Zoo with JamPro Music Factory – Theater
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham – Altered Landscape Gallery

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, the Leonette Foundation, Mathewson CLAT #5, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, and Western Nevada Supply.

Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

LITTLE BURNERS

Enjoy free admission and activities at the Museum and participate hands-on art projects and storytelling.

SCHEDULE
10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Nature Prints – Theater Lobby
10 am – 4 pm | Hula Hoops, Chalk Art and Music – Sculpture Plaza
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
noon | Controlled Burn “Glow Show” and Workshop
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

*please note, the Museum’s 2nd and 3rd floor galleries are closed as we are installing the exhibition Tahoe: A Visual History.

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

Local Landscapes

Inspired by the exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History, children and families will create artworks inspired by the West and the Lake Tahoe region while enjoying free hands-on art activities, performances, storytelling and a docent guided tour.

SCHEDULE
10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 6 pm | View the Wells Fargo Stage Coach
10 am – 4 pm | Torn Collage Landscapes
10 am – 4 pm | Western Watercolor Sunsets
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
12 & 1 pm | Western Songs and Trick Roping with Tumbleweed Tex Weir
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Generous sponsorship for today’s program was provided by Wells Fargo.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

Enjoy free admission and activities at the Museum and participate hands-on art projects and storytelling.

SCHEDULE

10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Relief Printing Patterns
10 am – 4 pm | Japanese Koi Kites
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 2nd Floor
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día del los Muertos, participants will enjoy a cultural presentation, interactive performance, storytelling and hands-on art activities. Participants will be invited to contribute to a group altar honoring the souls of loved ones and will explore the Mexican tradition of papel picado.

SCHEDULE
10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Calavera Skull Masks
10 am – 4 pm | View and add to a community Altar
10 am – 4 pm | Papel Picado
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
1:00 pm | Performance: Aztec Dancing and Folklorico with Danza Azteca Aztlán 
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus) – 3rd Floor
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
2:30 – 4 pm | Film Screening: Book of Life

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Additional support for the Museum’s El Arte Initiative is provided by NV Energy.

Free Admission, E.L. Cord Museum School Open House and Hands ON! Second Saturdays

E.L. CORD MUSEUM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Children and families will be enjoy faculty demonstrations in the E.L. Cord Museum School, free hands-on art activities, a visit from Santa, storytelling and a docent guided tour. Come to the Open House and register on-site for a Museum Class to save 20%!

SCHEDULE

10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Museum School Pottery Demonstrations
10 am – 4 pm | Make a Snowflake Ornament
10 am – 4 pm | 3-D Paper Ornaments
10 am – 4 pm | Drop-in Drawing with Museum School Faculty
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm | Watercolor Holiday Cards
11 am – 1 pm | Visit with Santa
11:30 am | Van Gorder Honors Choir – Holiday Performance
12 – 3 pm | Museum Store: Made in Tahoe Pop-up Shop
1 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
1 – 4 pm | Woodblock Printed Holiday Cards
2:30 & 3 pm | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays

LOCAL LANDSCAPES

Inspired by the exhibition, Tahoe: A Visual History, children and families will be engaged with free art activities related to the geography of the Lake Tahoe region and will enjoy free hands-on art activities, performances, storytelling and a docent guided tour.

SCHEDULE

10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Nevada Skies Scratch-art Project
10 am – 4 pm | Fall Leaf Garland
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Barrio Block Party and Hands ON! Second Saturday

Join us for a blowout summer kick-off block party! Enjoy a free day at the Museum, live performances, food and craft vendors and hands-on art projects. Watch as we create original woodblock prints using an industrial asphalt roller. Make colorful tissue paper flowers and papel picado and enjoy the sounds of live music! Activities run from 10 am – 4 pm. FREE admission to the Museum continues until 6 pm.

FOOD
St. Lawrence Pizza Co. | Lazy Sundae | Tacos el Chino

FUN
Tissue Paper Flowers and Papel Picado | “Trunk Show” Photo Booth | Drop-in Drawing in the E.L. Cord Museum School | DIY Mini-Piñatas with The Holland Project

MUSIC
1:30 and 3 pm | Live Music by Ritmo Ardiente
Amplified Entertainment to provide music all day!

MEET THE ARTIST: ERIKA HARRSCH
Enjoy a performance artwork by Erika Harrsch hourly and view the exhibition Erika Harsch: The Monarch Paradigm – Migration as Metaphor on the 2nd floor.

“STEAMROLLER” PRINTMAKING WITH THE INKHEADS
11 am – 1 pm | Watch us roll out large-scale prints using an industrial drum roller.

ART MART VENDORS
Casey D. Sibley Art + Design | Meridian Press | UNR Ink Heads | Copper Cat Studio | Glenda Jordan Ceramics | Dane Meier Pottery | Riverside Art Studios | Casa Katalina | Faith Colors | Henna Blessings | Dreams to Reality Pottery | Eko Kreations | Designs by Daylene | One Big Tree Designs | Reynolds Photography | Elevation Hoops | Dandelion Botanicals

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation with additional support from the Leonette Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Art4Moore and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. Additional sponsorship to support the Barrio Block Party and the El Arte Initiative is provided by NV Energy. Steamroller Printing made possible with support from Granite Construction and Clark and Sullivan. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.

Hands ON! Second Saturday

Enjoy free admission to the Museum. 

Be our guest and enjoy free access to the Museum’s galleries. Please note, there will be no Hands ON! programming or activities today as the Museum hosts the three-day triennial Art + Environment Conference.

Second Saturdays are sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation.