Past A+E Exhibitions

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Randolph Sims: On the Spur of the Moment

    March 3, 2018 – July 15, 2018

    Randolph Sims helped American Land Artist Michael Heizer use land moving equipment for the first time on Nevada’s Coyote Dry Lake in 1968.  Sims... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson: The Second Life of Polar Bears

    November 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018

    Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson investigate relationships between nature and culture, human and non-human animals, and domesticity and what is often referred to as... more »

  • Permanent Collection Galleries

    City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

    July 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018

    For the first time ever, explore the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Jessica Rath: Projects

    May 27, 2017 – September 24, 2017

    An exhibition featuring materials drawn from the archive collections of Jessica Rath in the Center for Art + Environment. more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Kristin Posehn: Architectures

    February 18, 2017 – May 21, 2017

    Kristin Posehn is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer who works with fragments of architecture. Her 2008 public artwork, Reclamation, was based on the... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Dennis Parks: Land, Language and Clay

    September 10, 2016 – January 8, 2017

    Dennis Parks is a ceramist who moved to the rural ghost town of Tuscarora, Nevada in 1966, where he established the internationally-known Tuscarora Pottery... more »

  • Earl and Wanda Casazza Gallery

    Anna McKee: 68,000 Years of Ice

    May 28, 2016 – September 18, 2016

    Anna McKee’s Reliquary is a sculptural installation comprised of 3,405 glass ampules that she sewed to 678 silk panels in a long hanging row... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Cedra Wood: A Residency on Earth

    January 30, 2016 – May 15, 2016

    The paintings of Cedra Wood can be interpreted as fables: she uses a realistic approach to portray herself and others in exotic and fictionalized... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Monuments & DeLIMITations: Projects by David Taylor and Marcos Ramírez ERRE

    February 6, 2016 – April 17, 2016

    David Taylor began photographing along the U.S. Mexico border between El Paso/Juarez and San Diego/Tijuana in 2007. The border is demarcated by 276 stone... more »

  • Tahoe: A Visual History

    August 22, 2015 – January 10, 2016

    Experience one of America’s most beloved landscapes like never before– through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers, and sculptors. Immerse yourself... more »

  • Media Gallery

    smudge studio: Look Only at the Movement

    April 11, 2015 – July 26, 2015

    Nuclear waste, which ranges from highly radioactive plutonium to materials such as clothing and tools with only low levels of radiation, has been accumulating... more »

  • Ina Mae and Raymond Rude Gallery

    Larry Mitchell: The 1ºC Project

    November 22, 2014 – July 12, 2015

    Australian painter Larry Mitchell has been traveling to the South Pacific Islands since the late 1970s, and for more than twenty years sailing to... more »

  • Feature Gallery South

    No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

    February 13, 2015 – May 3, 2015

    The paintings in No Boundaries were made by nine elderly men from the Western Australian desert. These men were revered as leaders in their... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Daniel McCormick & Mary O’Brien: Watershed Sculpture

    December 6, 2014 – April 5, 2015

    In the early 1990s the California artist Daniel McCormick began to go beyond witnessing and documenting environmental damage in photographs to create artworks as... more »

  • Feature Gallery South

    Late Harvest

    September 27, 2014 – January 18, 2015

    Late Harvest juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings, resulting in intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts. The exhibition seeks to... more »

  • Contemporary Gallery

    Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis

    August 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015

    Lita Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis installation is the first large-scale artwork created in Antarctica. This milestone of contemporary land art, widely acknowledged to be both... more »

  • Media Gallery

    BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viégas & Martin Wattenberg

    October 4, 2014 – December 14, 2014

    In this internet-based Earthwork, unpredictable live movements of the Hayward Fault are detected by a seismograph, transmitted continuously via the Internet, and processed to... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    VENUE: Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh

    June 21, 2014 – November 30, 2014

    In 2012, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, two of the Internet’s most critically acclaimed bloggers, embarked on a multi-state tour of the United States... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    North Dakota Oil Boom: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans

    June 21, 2014 – November 30, 2014

    The Williston Basin is a 300,000-square-mile depression that includes parts of North and South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Two miles beneath the surface... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Judy Natal: Future Perfect 2040•2030•2020•2010

    February 8, 2014 – June 3, 2014

    Chicago photographer Judy Natal has been working in several sites around the world since 2006 to construct a future-based narrative about humans and the... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Lauren Bon & The Optics Division Team: Transforming Inert Landscape into Agency

    November 23, 2013 – June 1, 2014

    Lauren Bon and the Optics Division of her Metabolic Studio have set up residence in the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant at the edge... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    Ulrike Arnold: Painting with Ground & Sky

    June 22, 2013 – February 2, 2014

    Minerals have been used as a source of pigment ever since humans began making rock art from ochre in Africa, Australia, and Europe more... more »

  • CA+E Research Library and Archives

    The Book of the Lagoons: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison

    July 28, 2012 – February 2, 2014

    See the massive and very rare The Book of the Lagoons by artists Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison on view in the CA+E Research... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Erika Osborne: The Back of the Map

    April 27, 2013 – November 17, 2013

    Maps are not pictures of the land, but rather abstractions we use to understand where we are and how to move across the landscape.... more »

  • Art + Environment Gallery

    Kim Abeles: From Studio to Street

    November 24, 2012 – April 14, 2013

    Kim Abeles is a Los Angeles artist who explores and maps her urban environment to chronicle broad social issues. Trained originally as a painter... more »

  • The Canary Project: Landscapes of Climate Change

    January 7, 2012 – June 17, 2012

    The Canary Project, founded in 2006 by the artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler/Morris) initially consisted of Sayler photographing landscapes throughout the world... more »