• Ongoing Programs

    Hands ON! Second Saturdays

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 10 am – 6 pm

    The Hands ON! on Second Saturdays program offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations.  “Art Investigators” provides children the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at artwork while engaging in a dialogue about key pieces.  New exhibitions, community collaborations, cultural explorations, guest performances and monthly themes rotate in this engaging series of monthly programs.


    10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: DIY Booklets – Aboriginal Symbolism
    10 am – 4 pm | Art Project: Sun Prints
    10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
    11:30 am & 2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
    12 & 1:30 pm | In-Tune Tales Presents “The Four Elements” an Interactive Performance
    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.

    Sponsor: NV Energy
    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank

    Media sponsorship by Ahora Latino Journal, Entravision, and El Sol de Nevada.


    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Special Events

    Museum Shop Spring Cleaning Sale

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 10 am – 6 pm

    For one-weekend-only, enjoy up to 50% savings on select items. Browse home decor, jewelry, books, children’s items, locally crafted goods and more during this limited-time shopping event.

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Additional Guided Tours on Sundays at 1 pm; the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays). Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Talks

    The Folk & The Lore: Stories From The Reno Rodeo

    Saturday April 14, 2018 / 6 – 8:30 pm

    Presented by The Folk & The Lore in partnership with Reno Rodeo

    In celebration for the upcoming centennial and sesquicentennial for Reno Rodeo and the City of Reno (respectively), The Folk & The Lore will be telling the unique stories of western life and how the Rodeo has shaped the unique identity of our city. We will be exploring western traditions, notable characters from Reno’s past and present, and how the ranching community came to be what it is today.

    This multimedia project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films, and live storytelling events that will be held regularly at the Nevada Museum of Art. Together, we believe that when you know your neighbor’s story, not only do you feel more connected to your community, but those stories become part of your own lore. Join this event for an evening of storytelling and films based on the Stories From Our Ancestors.

    Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. 

    Doors open at 5pm for social hour and chez louie cash bar. Stories begin at 6pm.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members