“Through this program, the Nevada Museum of Art makes a positive contribution to students’ educational opportunities in northern Nevada,” said Colin Robertson, the Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education at the Nevada Museum of Art. “PPG’s contribution is helping us educate more of tomorrow’s innovators about how art correlates with science and technology.”
The accredited museum offers educational and cultural experiences, fostering new knowledge of the visual arts through exhibitions featuring both world-renowned artists and emerging local artists. The STEM to STEAM program provides about 8,000 K-12 students per year with first-hand multidisciplinary learning that relates art to science and technology. It is available year-round to area schools, youth clubs, home-schooled children and other organizations.
“PPG and our foundation are excited to support this program, which will help prepare tomorrow’s leaders and big-thinkers for challenges they may face in their careers by showing them how to combine the creativity of art with the logic and structure of science and technology,” said Steve Brook, regional sales manager, PPG Architectural Coatings. “We are thankful that Reno Paint Mart, a valued PPG customer, helped connect the Nevada Museum of Art with the PPG Foundation’s grantmaking. It’s great to have customers who share our goal of supporting organizations that expand educational opportunities related to science and math for students in our communities.”
The PPG Foundation aims to create brighter, more colorful communities where PPG has a presence in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.