• Talks

    Ed Ruscha and JoAnne Northrup on Unsettled: Stories from the Edge

    Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11 am – noon

    As the Collaborating Curator for Unsettled, iconic Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha’s singular perspective and experiences in the ever-changing West have informed and shaped this landmark exhibition.  Join Ruscha, in conversation with Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup, as they explore the connections among the diverse cultures and artistic practices of the super region we call the Greater West.

    Presented by Enid A. Oliver, ChFC®, CLTC, Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members

  • Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Saturday Afternoon

    Saturday September 23, 2017 / 1 – 2 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6 pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 pm; and Sundays at 1 pm. Reservations are not needed.

    FREE with admission

  • Register Special Events

    3hattrio in Concert

    Saturday September 23, 2017 / 4 – 6 pm

    If you ask most people what Western music is you are likely to hear the response, Cowboys and Indians. 3hattrio has great respect for this music but they also think there is more to the West. Music is often identified with place, like the Delta and its blues or mountain music of Appalachia. In the case of the 3hattrio, inspiration comes from the deserts of southern Utah, thus, Desert Music of the Greater West. Join us for an evening of music that is spacious, atmospheric, mirage-like, spiced with old-time cowboy, classical, jazz, and Caribbean overtones.


    $25 General / $20 Museum members


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    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 »

    Included with Admission

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    Nightingale Sky Room

    View from the Playa: Photographs by Eleanor Preger

    through December 7, 2017

    A decade ago, Eleanor Preger never imagined herself taking photographs at Burning Man. Highlights of this Incline Village-based photographer’s work will be on view... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Permanent Collection Galleries

    City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

    through 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 »

    Included with Admission

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    through January 21, 2018

    Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia,... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains

    through May 11, 2018

    Across the desert south of Las Vegas, Nevada, rises a large, colorful anomaly. Seven colossal stone forms defy gravity with their teetering formations. The... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

    through September 30, 2018

    The fourteen-foot diameter Mylar balloon hanging in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall is a model for a future artwork by contemporary artist Trevor... more »

    Included with Admission

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    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through December 31, 2018

    Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on an aerial photograph of the southern Nevada military installation known... more »

    Included with Admission