The Nevada museum of art is located in Nevada and is the only accredited art museum in Nevada. It is accredited with the American Association of Museums. The Nevada museum of art was founded in the year 1931 as the Nevada Art Gallery by Dr. James Church and Charles F. Cutts. The Nevada Art Gallery remained a volunteer organization till 1975. In the year 1978, the Nevada Art Gallery purchased the Hawkins House, a national historic landmark building. After moving to the new facility, the organizationís name was changed to the Sierra Nevada Museum of Art. In 1983, the museum further expanded and once again was renamed as the Nevada museum of art. The new Nevada museum of art which was designed by Will Bruder was opened in Spring 2003.
The mission of the Nevada museum of art is to serve as a cultural resource for every member of our community. With the help of innovative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people of all ages to engage, encounter and enjoy a diversified range of artistic works and experiences. The Nevada museum of art focuses on means to conserve, convey and expand artistic knowledge.
The Nevada museum of art also arranges special training sessions on fast studies in oil and four hands playing. The fast studies in oils try to capture the essence of places or objects with simple black and white sketches using oils. The four hands playing program tries to make clay working, a wonderful learning experience, for both child and parent. The admissions to these special programs are offered on first-come first-serve basis.
The Nevada museum of art arranges exhibitions at regular time intervals. It also conducts tours which are interactive, age appropriate and can be constructed to accommodate a variety of curricular areas. The Nevada museum of art offers guided and adult tours and these can be availed on a first-come-first serve basis.