First Lady, Governor host “The First Lady presents...” at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion

CARSON CITY, NV – September 20, 2021

Today, Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak hosted the inaugural art exhibit in the Nevada Governor’s Mansion, called “The First Lady presents...”. She was joined by her husband, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

“When you think of art, you may think of the famous artist or historical masterpieces from a distant time that has left an indelible imprint in our society - But as we showcased tonight, Nevada’s artists continue to ignite the love and appreciation for the arts that lives deep inside all of our hearts,” the First Lady said. “Their illustrious and meaningful work takes u on a journey covering a wide range of historical moments in our humanity, which are ultimately brought to life through the inspiration found from their way of life.”

“The First Lady Presents...” launched in February 2020 with the goal to use the Nevada Governor’s Mansion as a year-round exhibition venue to present contemporary Nevadan art alongside historic artifacts from the Nevada State Museum collection. The program was halted due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the Fall of 2020, program partners reconfigured the initiative into a monthly online platform allowing us to present more artists to a wider audience in a remote manner. In February 2021, “The First Lady Presents....” relaunched with a the monthly online pairing of a contemporary Nevadan artist with an artifact from the Nevada State Museum’s Curator Corner.

Through the work of Myron Freedman, Director of the Nevada State Museum, the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, and Mark Salinas, the public art consultant and curator, Monday marked the opening reception in the Governor’s Mansion.

Photos from the opening reception can be found here:



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director