The Wilbur D. May Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 24. The Museum closed in mid-March to support statewide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Museums are included in Governor Sisolak’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan under Phase 2 of the reopening guidelines. Continue reading
Nevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.
“Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.” Continue reading
You have no idea how good it feels to be able to say that. Forced to close on March 17, we spent the better part of two months planning and envisioning what the future may look like for The Neon Museum as well as for the city of Las Vegas. We know that our museum will be different than anything we have experienced before. Most importantly, we have been working diligently to put into place Covid-19 protocols so that we ensure a safe experience for our visitors as well as our Neon Museum team members. In these somewhat uncertain times, we have one main advantage – we are an outdoor museum where social distancing is easy.
We’ve been cleaning and preparing for our reopening since mid-March when we first closed. To say we are excited is an understatement. Starting with limited tours last month, we are now making plans for our fan favorites to return along with a few new additions – all following the current state orders in place for limited capacity, social distancing and cleanliness.
Artist, feminist, educator, and intellectual, Judy Chicago first got to know the Nevada Museum of Art in 2018 when her Atmospheres were included in Laid Bare in the Landscape. The exhibition brought renewed focus to her connections to Land Art. Since then, the Museum has been working with Chicago to acquire her fireworks archive for the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections.