Where Art, History & Community Come Together Since 1964
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Season Opens March 16, 2018 – Friday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm*
CLOSED FOR PRIVATE ART & FUNDRAISING EVENTS MARCH 16 – MARCH 25th, 2018
There are many new programs and updates this year. We offer our new Membership Program along with the new Imaginations Children’s Art Program and our revamped Artist In Residence Program. Please peruse our website, Facebook, Instagram, check your email or stop in for more details and updates.
Built in 1875, St. Mary’s Art Center is the Grand Dame of Virginia City and is a National Historic Landmark. High up in the Virginia Range mountains, perched near old gold and silver mine shafts, in the lost in time mining town of the Comstock Era, is St Mary’s Art Center. Originally a Hospital for the Comstock miners, left empty and abandoned for many years after the Gold Rush declined, only to be saved in the 1964 by Father Meinecke, who had great foresight and a plan. St Mary’s Hospital was dedicated to the Arts and Culture, by Father Meinecke, and the abandoned building became a living, vibrant Art Center.
Coming Soon: Historical Exhibit sharing the amazing and diverse history of our property from the General Van Bokkelen era, St. Marie Louise Hospital, Storey County Hospital, the dormant era through the establishment of the Art Center we know and love today. Do you have historical photos or artifacts from the property you are willing to donate and that we should consider? We would love to hear from you! 775.847.7774 or email us!
Program questions, tours and other inquiries | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Why Visit St. Mary’s?St Mary’s is situated approximately 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 30 minutes above Reno. Take a class or wander through our 8 galleries and view original art works by established local, regional, national and international artists. The St. Mary’s permanent collection is housed throughout the guest rooms. Take a glimpse into the story and lives of individuals who built, worked, visited and stayed at the hospital. Create your own art in our lovely creative spaces. Experience breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from our “hundred mile” view. See the stars every night.