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  • Nevada Museum of Art 160 West Liberty Street Reno, NV, 89501 United States (map)

he 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 and families with the opportunity to engage with Museum staff and take a closer look at selected artworks while engaging in a dialogue about the selected pieces.  Themes and programs change monthly and rotate through cultural explorations, exhibition connections and community partnerships.  Join us in December for our annual Open House in the E.L. Cord Museum School. Meet some of the Museum School instructors and enjoy hands-on art activities!

Pietro and Vanessa Accardi will be guiding 45 minute marbling adventures throughout the day! Registrants will leave with their own one of a kind hand marbled Christmas Cards, sign up soon!


10 am – 6 pm | Free Admission for all Visitors
10 am – 4 pm | Museum School Ceramic Wheel Throwing Demonstrations
10 am – 4 pm | Paint Your Own Nevada Ornament
10 am – 4 pm | Drop-in Drawing in the Studio
10 am – 4 pm | Screenprint Holiday Cards
10:30 am – 3 pm | Paper Marbling Demonstrations
10:30 & 11 am | Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham
10:45 am | Van Gorder Elementary School Honor Choir – Holiday Performance
11:30 am | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
12:00 & 1:30 pm | Mountain Music Parlor performs Holiday Songs
1:00 pm | Public Tour (adult focus)
2 pm | Art Investigators: Kid Detectives Look at Art
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.

Additional sponsorship by NV Energy, the Sato Foundation, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation, US Bank, and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

Free admission on Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Media sponsorship by Entravision and El Sol de Nevada.


FREE General / FREE Museum members