• Ongoing Programs

    Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Cultural Gathering

    Saturday July 14, 2018 / 10 am – 5 pm

    The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art at Hands ON! on Second Saturday to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. During this FREE Artown event, the public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region, who will be selling their traditional and contemporary creations, and sharing their knowledge. Numerous performing artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional dances, including Grindstone Patwin Dancers, Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers, the RSIC Pow Wow Club, Eagle Wing Pageant Dancers and more. The gathering also features basket weaving, creation of Tule duck decoys, hand game demonstrations, Language and Culture Youth Storytellers, Indian tacos, Native American Royalty, hands-on art projects, gallery talks, and storytelling. Bring the whole family to learn, listen, shop, participate, and celebrate during this very special community day. 

    10:30 am | Opening Ceremony featuring RSIC Pow Wow Club with drumming by The Mankillers and Battle Horse
    11:30 am | Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers
    11:30 am | RSIC Language and Culture Youth Storytellers share Great Basin Creation Stories
    12:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
    12:30 pm | Grindstone Patwin Dancers
    1:30 pm | RSIC Eagle Wing Pageant Dance Group
    2:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
    3:30 pm | RSIC Pow Wow Club with drumming by The Mankillers and Battle Horse

    10 am – 5 pm | Toi Ticutta Traditional Paiute Tule Duck Decoy Demonstrations with Joey Allen
    10 am – 5 pm | Demonstrations by the Great Basin Native Basket Weavers 
    10 am – 5 pm | Hands-on project for Kids – Pictographs on Slate inspired by the Great Basin Tribes with Visiting Artist, Sara Paschall, Pyramid Lake Paiute

    11 am and 2 pm | Gallery Talk with artist, Jack Malotte and Museum curator, Ann Wolfe
    12 and 3 pm | Gallery Talk on the Eagle Dance by Riley Stump

    Basin to Bay Designs | Beaded Items, Pillows and Blankets by Ramona Darrough and Linda Jones | Beaded Goods and Ribbon Shirts by Charlotte Frye | Artwork by Melissa Melero, Steve Nighthawk, Ben Aleck, Paul Stone, Jack Malotte, Jean LaMarr and Mack Johnson | Great Basin Baskets by Leah Brady, Frances Shaw, Sandra Eagle and Tammie Henry | Beadwork and Sewn Materials by Sandra Talancon | Val and Trish’s Beadwork | Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum | “Winnowing Basket” | Beadwork and Handmade Jewelry by Leasha Wyatt | Tom’s Family Native Jewelry | Comic Books by James McCloud | Dentallium and Beaded Acorns Accessories and Coastal Jewelry by North Coast Apparel | Ralph’s Silver Shop 



    Download the press release.

    Title Sponsor: Thomas P. Raley Foundation

    Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

    Additional sponsors: The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; US Bank

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

    Hospitality Sponsor: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

    FREE General / FREE Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Canceled: Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday July 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