Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

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. This mission continues in spite of Covid-19. In fact, the pandemic has spurred many innovations in our programmatic offerings that broaden access across the state and beyond.

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, virtual 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.

Whitney Mestre
Nell J. Redfield School Services Coordinator


NV Steam Conference

Hosting more than 300 educators from across the Silver State, the NV STEAM Conference is the most important statewide event for exploring ideas and strategies that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math into pioneering classroom practices that foster student creativity.

Virtual Educator Evenings

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

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Virtual School Tours

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

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Earn Professional Development Hours

Educators can receive state-approved professional development hours for many of the courses in the E.L. Cord Museum School.


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


Lead Sponsors

Tesla, Lead Sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs
The Odyssey Foundation, Major Sponsor of the Museum’s STEAM education programs

Major Sponsors

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation
The Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, Inc.
John Shaw Field Foundation


Bank of America
Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
Clarence and Martha Jones Family Foundation
Reno Orthopedic Clinic
Dorothy Lemelson Foundation
Jack Van Sickle Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

The Sato Foundation
Western Nevada Supply Co.
The Edna B. and Bruno Benna Family Foundation
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Marie Crowley Foundation
Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation
DEW Foundation
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
U.S. Bank Foundation

Additional Support 

Save Mart
Nevada Arts Council
The Charles H. Stout Foundation