Throughout its 80-year history, the Nevada Museum of Art has provided significant arts education programming for the public, school-aged youth, teachers, and artists in northern Nevada. Providing rich cultural programming for the community and region has been a central focus of the Museum’s educational mission, and the Museum seeks to further this important foundation of work.

The Museum’s education programs receive generous support from:

Switch, the lead sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs

The Hearst Foundations

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation; William G. McGowan Charitable Fund; the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation; the Thomas P. Raley Foundation

The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation; Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; the Clarence and Martha Jones Foundation; Dorothy Lemelson; NV Energy; the Odyssey Foundation; Wells Fargo

Basin Street Properties; The Edna B. and Bruno Benna Family Foundation; City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission; Marie Crowley Foundation;  Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation; the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation; Marshall R. Matley Foundation; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; Nevada Arts Council; the Sato Foundation; the Charles H. Stout Foundation; Tamarack Crossing, LLC; U.S. Bank Foundation; Jack Van Sickle Foundation; Western Nevada Supply Co.


  • E.L. Cord Museum School

    The E.L. Cord Museum School offers tuition-based art classes for students of all ages on a quarterly basis. Current offerings include classes in painting, life drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, design courses, and book arts. Museum members receive a discount on all Museum School classes.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Join artists, architects, scholars, critics, historians, writers, and other specialists as they share their knowledge of the Museum’s collections and current feature exhibitions and timely issues through talks, gallery discussions and tours.

  • Tours

    The Museum offers a wide variety of tours designed to fit guests’ unique interests and needs, including Group Tours, School Tours and regularly scheduled Guided Tours.

  • Volunteer

    When volunteering for the Nevada Museum of Art, you belong to a special group of dedicated individuals who donate their time and experience to helping sustain the many activities of the organization.