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Weekend Events at the Nevada Museum of Art – Free admission and family activities


This weekend is a busy one at the Museum – it’s Second Saturday with FREE admission for all visitors, along with FREE hands/ON! family activities. Then, for the grown-ups, the Museum Store has a one-of-a-kind Trunk Show featuring local artist Virginia Vogel – the perfect place to find something special for your valentine!

Hands/ON! on Second Saturday:

Saturday, February 11 / 10 am – 5pm

Learn about the culture of Mexico and celebrate Carnival. Join us for live demonstrations of Mexican folk music, dancing and storytelling. Make your own music using authentic maracas. Drop in for face-painting or spend some time in the Redfield Learning Center working on a personalized Carnival mask.



10 am – 4 pm Create your own Carnival Masks

10 am – 4 pm Create your own Maracas

10 – 11:30 am Learn About Mexican Carnival: Slideshow

10:30 & 11 am Fiesta Stories: Storytelling in the Gallery

11 am – 2 pm Face Painting

12 & 1 pm Metzonali: Ballet Folklorico

2 pm – 3 pm Learn About Mexican Carnival: Slideshow

2:30 & 3 pm Fiesta Stories: Storytelling in the Gallery


Valentine’s Trunk Show in the Museum Store

Saturday, February 11 / 12 – 3 pm

Kick off the Valentine’s Day festivities with artist Virginia Vogel’s Trunk Show at the Museum Store. An artist and costume designer, Vogel is a professor in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. Over the years she has designed for the Nevada Opera, Nevada Festival Ballet, Texas Ballet, Nevada Shakespeare Festival, the Young Conservatory, and ACT in San Francisco. This is the first show featuring her wide variety of work including intricate fabric-based, multi-media art pieces, some framed for display, and others designed to be worn on the body– all extraordinary, one-of-a-kind creations.

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