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Discovery Saturdays – Mexican Paper Flowers

There has been a long tradition in Mexico of constructing things, such as flowers, out of colored tissue paper. It’s a tradition that started more than 200 years ago in Mexico and it’s still growing. These artisans use their paper-crafting skills to create roses, carnations and zinnias, copying up to 12 varieties of flowers from […]

Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words “oru” (to fold) and “kami” (paper). The salt cellar name is likely derived from a 1928 […]

Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words “oru” (to fold) and “kami” (paper). The salt cellar name is likely derived from a 1928 […]

Discovery Saturdays – Hawaiian Independence Day

The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.  Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. […]

Friends of NSMLV – September General Meeting

The Friends of NSMLV September meeting will be held on Thursday, September 16.  Doors open 2.00pm for 2.30pm start at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Carmen Beals, Associate Curator and Outreach Director from the Nevada Museum of Art will present Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, one of the largest land art installations in the […]
Picture of the painting of a sunset with tree silhouette

Friends of NSMLV – Fundraising Event

PAINTING CLASS DETAILS Paint it Forward with the Friends of the Nevada State Museum! Join this fun group on Sunday June 27th 1-3pm at Pinot’s Palette at Boca Park and learn how to paint this picture to take home for $39 pp.  All materials are provided.  A glass of wine while you paint is extra!  […]

Black Art: Mission or Expression

Black Art: Mission or Expression Please join us for this event, our second in our Obsidian & Neon Black History Month Speaker Series as we explore the role of Black Art.  Our team will inspire and spark discussion: Facilitator: Brent Holmes, a multi-disciplinary artist and Graphic Designer at KPNR Panelists: – Kim Russell, Education Program Manager, […]