His headdress is adorned with Golden Eagle feathers; he sports a beaded buckskin vest; and his face is decorated with white paint. Captain Hank Pete stands proudly against the northern Nevada sky, clasping a rattle in one hand and a walking stick in the other. Captain Hank Pete “last of the Washoe Indian Chiefs” (Lake […]
Born on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Colony, Theo Tso grew up reading comics — and noticing the lack of Native American superheros. That led the talented artist to create Captain Paiute, an elemental superhero with powers over water who protects reservations in the American Southwest.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, invites the public to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 5 and 6 at the museum. An altar presentation will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5, and will include music and traditional refreshments. Festivities continue on Nov. 6, […]
CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will mark its 80th anniversary Oct. 28 at a lecture exploring the institution’s past. The arrival of notable collections, expansion of facilities, installation of exhibits and honors received all will be explored in the talk offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m., both in-person and online. […]
Las Vegas artist Luis Valera-Rico draws on his artistic vision, technological knowledge and metal-working skill to create sculptures that reflect his Mexican heritage as well as Japanese, Meso-America and Native American culture.
Jacques Fath and the LBD The color black has long been associated with mourning, religious, academic, legal, and ceremonial dress. But within the last 100 years, black has become a woman’s classic fashion choice. “The Little Black Dress” has saved many of us from the dilemma – “What to wear?”
Historical Coin Press No. 1 will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7, minting reproductions of the 1870 Liberty Seated half dollar. The original Liberty Seated coins were minted from 1870 to 1878; the reproductions are minted from Nevada silver and sell for $125. For more about the Liberty Seated design, click here. […]
Did you know that when our museum was created in 1939 it was called the Nevada State Museum and Art Institute? With assistance of the Nevada Art Association (a former Nevada organization separate from the current Nevada Artists Association), our first art exhibit was presented in the east wing of the second floor of the […]
I am elated to share that over 300 bi-partisan members of Congress participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, an annual exhibition opportunity for several hundreds of high schoolers from around the nation to submit their artwork to their local member of Congress in hopes that it is selected for display in the Cannon Tunnel […]
This June, our Curator’s Corner examines two spectacular ichthyosaur fossils recovered here in Nevada, that invite us to consider the enormous depth – literally and figuratively speaking – of our geological history. Thanks to the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, our Nevada State Museum in Carson City is able to preserve, document, and share these fossilized moments […]