The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) is a unique cultural resource, bringing world-class exhibits and events to Reno and northern Nevada. The NMA strives to be part of the community and an asset everyone can enjoy by periodically presenting outstanding exhibits, along with events and programs that appeal to a wide variety of visitors. Without the NMA, we would not have the globe-trotting art that visits Reno or the opportunity to participate in a varied mix of cultural experiences. hands/ON! and 2nd Saturdays are two programs specifically designed to draw the local crowd.
hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays
hands/ON! and 2nd Saturdays were formerly on separate dates each month at the NMA. These are now scheduled together on the same day (second Saturday of the month) and called hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays. It works like this - admission to the Museum is free for all visitors on the second Saturday of the month, during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families and other visitors who wish to do so may participate in the free hands/ON! activities being offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each hands/ON! on 2nd Saturday program will feature a different theme and set of activities, such as art projects, docent-led gallery activities, storytelling, and performances in the theater. The monthly theme may be related to Museum exhibitions, area cultural events, and/or events in the community. Go to the NMA online calendar to find out what will be going on at each hands/ON! event.
Support for hands/ON! is provided by the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Leonette Foundation, the 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! Programs and Themes for 2013
- January 12 - Lunar New Year: Snake Lanterns and Dragon Crafts (Chinese New Year of the Snake).
- February 9 - Mardi Gras / Carnival (Latin American tradition).
- March 9 - Art of Music.
- April 13 - Pencil Play.
- May 11 - Art Rocks.
- June 8 - Barrio Block Party*.
- July 13 - Sun and Sand.
- August 10 - Little Burners.
- September 14 - Architecture for Kids*.
- October 12 - Dia de los Muertos.
- November 9 - Puppet Theater.
- December 14 - Winter Wonderland.
(* highlights Museum exhibits)
More Events at the Nevada Museum of Art
There is something to do for all ages at the Nevada Museum of Art. Check my monthly events page to find exhibits and activities suitable for just about any artistic interest. Remember, free admission to hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays includes access to all museum exhibits. Be sure to enjoy all there is to see at Nevada's only accredited art museum.
Art Classes at the E.L. Cord Museum School
The E.L. Cord Museum School offers art classes on a year-around schedule. You can foster your creativity through a wide range of classes for people of all ages, skills, and technical abilities. Toddlers, children, teens, adults and seniors are welcome to explore their artistic side. Class topics include painting, life drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, design courses, and book arts. Learn more from the Museum School Class Schedule.
Source: Nevada Museum of Art