The permanent collection is divided into four thematic focus areas: Altered Landscape Photography, Art of the Greater West, Contemporary Art, and the Work Ethic in American Art. These thematic, rather than historical or stylistic, specializations are a natural outgrowth of the institution’s collecting practices over the years.
The Center for Art + Environment houses more than 75 archives comprised of 20,000 items in its Archive Collections and over 6,000 books in its Research Library.
Inspired by the landscape and the unique geological formations of the Black Rock Desert, the museum building is considered one of the most distinguished architectural achievements in Nevada.
Large-scale wall installation created with thousands of straight pins
The concept of “old signage,” with subtle hints of race, culture, and history
Some of the largest land interventions in the West transformed into small intricate sculptures
Artists examine the practices of historically significant naturalists
The largest land interventions in the West as small intricate sculptures
30 large-scale quilts made from self-dyed fabric
Works by middle and high school students
40 works depicting the African lion
A parallel conversation between the work and point of view of these two artists