First Lady Art
On November 26, in-state rivals UNR and UNLV will huddle at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for an annual fall tradition to determine who is taking home college football’s largest and most expensive trophy – a replica of the 1835 Mountain Howitzer short cannon that Lt. John C. Frémont brought with him on […]
As September wraps up our second season of ‘The First Lady presents…’ I share such an exuberant pride in what we have accomplished in rightfully elevating the creative talent of artists and cultural bearers in our Silver State. This month the Governor and I will again take great joy in hosting the ‘The First […]
It seems in Nevada, the topography and terrain stretching across our state naturally reflects, without effort, the diversity and history of its people. From urban cities to rural communities, from lush grass valleys to snow-peaked mountain ranges, from 5th generation Nevadans to this land’s indigenous inhabitants for millennia, adaptation to environment is evident everywhere […]
My husband, Steve, proclaimed May 2021 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the state of Nevada to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to […]
Hello Nevadan Artists, Cultural Bearers, Historians, and Educators,
I am so proud to share that our state-wide initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. Our efforts to provide an online arts education platform to honor the sustenance and vitality of cultural diversity in Nevada is a special endeavor I hold close and it is so […]
It has been a very busy Fall and I would like to share some program updates with you!
On September 20, the Governor and I hosted an inaugural in-person art exhibition of ‘The First Lady Presents…’ here at the Mansion in Carson City. This 6-month display honors the artwork of those we featured from February […]
The month of September now greets us, marking the unofficial end of Summer and welcome of Fall. This season traditionally offers arts and entertainment audiences -now returning indoors from summerlong getaways and outdoor activities – a robust calendar of premiers, launches, and re-openings to settle in and decide among for the remainder 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 […]
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 […]
In May our nation recognizes the numerous contributions that generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to the diversity and vibrancy of our history, society and culture.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month started as a concept in 1978 when the House and Senate presented joint resolutions to President Carter proposing that […]