Planetarium Partially Reopens for Special Programs

Starting July 7, we will be open initially only at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays for advance bookings. We can accommodate two households of up to five people each per program — one on each side of the Star Theater — with guided experiences of the facilities.
These special programs are themed in three categories: planets, stars and the moon. They will include a live presentation, a full-dome planetarium show, access to robotically controlled telescopes, an activity, and special materials and souvenirs.

Continue reading

Death Valley National Park Reopens Part of Furnace Creek Visitor Center

The National Park Service has given permission for the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) to reopen its bookstore in the Furnace Creek Visitor Center staring Friday, June 26th. This is part of Death Valley National Park’s three-phase reopening plan. DVNHA is the official non-profit partner of Death Valley National Park and provides educational products to visitors with proceeds benefiting park programs. DVNHA is the only park retail to not have already resumed operations during an earlier phase of reopening.
The health of visitors and staff are a top priority. DVNHA has been deemed compliant by Inyo County according to the COVID – 19 stipulated California state guidelines for operations including: increased sanitation, masks, and social distancing protocols.

Continue reading

Genoa July 4th 2020 Events are Canceled

Genoa 4th of July

The Friends of Genoa, the Genoa Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Town of Genoa sincerely regret having to cancel the July 4th Americana Celebrations. But with the uncertainty surrounding the recent national COVID-19 health crisis, we feel caution is a necessary health safety measure that cannot be tossed hastily aside without thorough research and due diligence by our community.

We are already planning the 2021 Genoa Americana July 4th Celebration to be a spectacular affair that will, we hope, make up for this year’s missed event.

A ReOpening Message from Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

The past three months have brought profound changes to our world. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic collapse, combined with a collective reckoning with racism and social injustice in America, offers an historic opportunity to listen, learn, grow, change, and invest in new ways to serve Nevada’s increasingly diverse communities. Now more than ever, art museums are essential to a civil society.

We are pleased to announce the start of a phased reopening of the Nevada Museum of Art this week, keeping the health and safety of our guests and employees the highest priority. This phased approach includes a FREE Community Day on Saturday, June 20, courtesy of the Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation. Continue reading

Piper’s Opera House Awakes in Virginia City

Piper's Opera House

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.

Continue reading

Judy Chicago: A Fireworks Story at the Nevada Museum of Art

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.

Continue reading

Carson City Open Studio Tours August 22-23

The 2020 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival this August will include the second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple studios throughout Carson City. This admission-free, contemporary cultural event will showcase about 30 local artists, presenting a wide variety of exceptional visual art and art demonstrations, from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry and photography, in about a dozen individual and shared studio spaces.

Continue reading