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Educators and Schools

For over 80 years, 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.

Foster your student’s learning and your own with services for educators.

Designed to introduce preK -12 teachers to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, educator programs provide techniques for teachers to integrate the arts into their classrooms, develop lesson plans and workshops, and to share ideas with fellow educators.

Jacque Dawson
Nell J. Redfield School Services Manager

Earn In-Service Credit

Educators can receive in-service credit for many of the courses in the E.L. Cord Museum School.


Claire Muñoz
Charles N. Mathewson Senior Director of Education and Engagement

Educator Evenings

Join fellow educators and Museum staff for a presentation, discussion and activity based on the collections and current exhibitions as they relate to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. 

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School Tours

School tours are highly engaging and age appropriate learning opportunities for preK-12 students.

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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.