Free High School Admission
The Museum offers free unlimited admission to all public high school students. To receive free admission, students must show a current student ID at the admission desk. The free high school admission program also includes admission for one guest.
New in 2021, Nevada teens are invited to meet artists from diverse backgrounds and practices through Teen Talk, a virtual interactive monthly conversation. Unlike traditional “artist talks,” this program encourages two-way dialogue, centering teens as primary contributors to the conversation. Process, disciplines, and concept development will be just some of the topics explored. Hosted by Las Vegas-based artist, Lance Smith, this online series provides meaningful opportunities for teens across the state to connect with one another, encounter working artists, and talk about art.
For young people wishing to develop their skills in the fine arts and produce portfolio-quality work, the E.L. Cord Museum School presents “Art High,” a series of weekend courses and week-long intensives designed to encourage teens to explore a variety of media to supplement their high school art courses and guiding them towards the production of college-level portfolios.
Due to Covid-19, this program is currently suspended, but will return in the near future.
The Scholastic Art Awards
Northern Nevada middle and high school students are invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s annual presentation of the Scholastic Art Awards is scheduled in conjunction with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program designed to identify America’s most gifted young artists and writers. This program has honored some of our nation’s most celebrated artists including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Michael Sarich, Cindy Sherman, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol.