El Arte Initative

The Nevada Museum of Art has established multi-year initiative, “El Arte,” with the goal to advance cultural understanding and engagement with the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino population in Northern Nevada.

  • El Arte at Hands ON! Second Saturday

    As part of the Museum’s ongoing monthly hands ON! Second Saturday program offering free admission, hands-on art activities and cultural performances, the Museum will organize three programs annually, during which participants will explore Hispanic culture. Ages 3 to adult. FREE admission all day.

  • School Tours & Dose of Art Workshops

    Students participating in the Museum’s school tour program will explore concepts and cross-curricular connections in history, geography, science and art on docent-led tours of the Museum exhibitions including those of the featured and notable Hispanic/Latino artists.

  • Spanish Infusion School Tours

    While building upon the standard school tour program, Spanish Infusion tours will engage students in discussions about art in both English and Spanish.

  • Educator Evenings

    Public school teachers are invited to explore concepts related to history, language, geography and the cultures of artists from the Museum’s permanent collections as well as those featured in exhibitions that fall under the El Arte Initiative. Educators will receive teaching resources for classroom use and will participate in hands-on activities and discussions.

  • Spanish Immersion Preschool Classes at the E. L. Cord Museum School

    Parents and children ages 3-6 participate in an exploration of the Spanish language and Latino and Hispanic cultures through art. Parent and child will engage in hands-on art making with lessons taught exclusively in Spanish. This class is for native and non-native Spanish speakers.

  • Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors

    Participants ages 55+ to develop new relationships with peers and explore topics, culture and art with a focused tour and a hands-on art activity based on the Museum’s current exhibitions to include those falling under the El Arte initiative. Ages 60+.

  • Self-Guided Bilingual Audio Tours

    Select exhibitions both of the permanent collection and those falling under the El Arte Initiative will feature commentaries from artists and others to inform, engage, and extend visitors’ understanding of the exhibitions. When audio tours are included as part of an exhibition, translation in Spanish is offered for free to visitors whose primary language is Spanish.