Accessing the Arts: Art Education in the Community


Nov. 1, 2019, 4pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Barrick Museum, with guests looking at art.


Accessing the Arts, a gathering that will focus on art education in the community.

All are welcome to this free event.

This event is made possible through collaboration between the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Smith Center, the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program, and the Art Educators of Nevada.

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For more information on how to find the Museum, visit Parking on campus is free after 1pm on Friday.

How important is an education focusing on art for students and the community? You are invited to join together for a gathering and conversation focusing on art education within the community.

The gathering aims to bring together individuals, groups, and organizations interested in art education within the Las Vegas community. The goals of the conversation are to:

• to celebrate the ongoing efforts of local art educators;
• share information about local art education (programing, opportunities, etc.); and
• participate in a community discussion about the importance of art education education within Las Vegas.

The community conversation features two aspects. First, Dr. Merryl Goldberg, Professor of Music and Director of ART=OPPORTUNITY at California State University San Marcos, will share her experiences teaching about, with, and through the arts in diverse multicultural settings. Next, Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Chad Scott, the Art Educator in-Residence at the Barrick Museum of Art, will facilitate an open community conversation.

Schedule Overview
4:00 - 5:00 pm: Reception
Participants are invited to view Connective Tissue by neuroscientist-turned-artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya.
5:00 - 6:45 pm: Introduction and Community Conversation
6:45 - 8:00 pm: Post Conversation Reception and Exhibition Response. Participants are invited to create visual responses to Connective Tissue.

RSVP: via Facebook. We invite you to share information about the event with others you believe should be included.

We are creating a directory and pool of resources for teaching and learning art within the community and we want to hear about you. You are invited to help shape these resources by sharing your information online. Please fill out this Google Form.

About the Organizers

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to the arts. Located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Barrick promotes a powerful awareness of the arts through programs of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities.

UNLV, Department of Teaching and Learning
The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The education and outreach department of The Smith Center is committed to providing diverse arts education experiences to support learning in and through the arts; inspiring and nurturing young artists; collaborating with community arts organizations; and serving as a local and national champion for the importance of arts education of all young people.

CCSD School-Community-School Partnership
The mission of the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program is to recruit and retain community partners who enrich the scholastic experience by supporting increased student engagement and achievement. The Partnership Program staff offers students programs that are aligned with Nevada Academic Content Standards with an emphasis on volunteers, in-kind and financial donations, curriculum-support, and field-trip experiences.

Art Educators of Nevada
Art Educators of Nevada promotes art education through advocacy, leadership, and professional development, the advancement in technology skills, and provides an interactive support system amongst art teachers of Nevada.

About the Conversation Facilitators

Dr. Merryl Goldberg
Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Music at California State University San Marcos and Director of the ART=OPPORTUNITY, a research-based initiative providing youth leadership training, literacy residencies, professional development workshops, and advocacy tools for educators, parents, youth and teens, and arts providers. A professional musician herself, Goldberg knows first-hand the powerful role arts play in students’ ability to excel in education, attain better jobs, and become empathetic citizens.

Dr. Chad Scott
Chad Scott is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator whose work explores intersections between social, cultural, and political issues as they relate to civic participation. Chad is currently the Art Educator-in-Residence at the Barrick Museum of Art, Visiting Assistant Professor and the Coordinator for Art Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Admission Information


Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

UNLV Department of Teaching and Learning

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

CCSD School-Community Partnership

Art Educators of Nevada