CA+E Archive Collections

The CA+E Archive Collections hold materials related to projects created in and about natural, built, and virtual environments. The first major gift to the Archive was from Joan and G. Robert Deiro, who donated items related to Earthworks artists Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, and Charles Ross. Since that time, the Center has acquired materials by or relating to work by more than 400 artists working on all seven continents.

The Archive Collections have several focus areas, including Land Art, art of extreme environments, and art of the polar regions. Particular emphasis is placed on archive materials related to artists and artworks in the Museum’s permanent collections, and on the Art + Environment exhibitions of the Museum.

The Center acquires annually the ongoing archives from the Land Arts of the American West program at the University of New Mexico, the international Center for Land Use Interpretation/Wendover Residency Program, and The Land/an art site in Albuquerque.

Information on research assistance

Researchers interested in browsing the CA+E Archive Collections must first read, agree to and sign the Researcher Guidelines and Application form, and make an appointment with Sara Frantz, CA+E Archivist/Librarian at 775-329-3333 ex. 261, or sara.frantz@nevadaart.org.

Clockwise from top:

Lita Albuquerque, Actual Installation: Project at the geographic South Pole, showing disks on the ice, 2006, inkjet print on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, from the Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis, Antarctica archive. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment. Gift of Lita Albuquerque.

Cedra Wood, page from handmade field journal from the Land Arts of the American West Program, 2011, watercolor and ink on leather bound handmade rag paper, 9 5/8 x 12 x 3 inches, from the Cedra Wood: Land Arts and Riverland Biosphere in Australia archive. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment.

Andrew Rogers, 33.0 Sacred – Slovakia, 2008, digital photograph, 11 x 14 inches, from the Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life archive. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive, Gift of Andrew Rogers.

Chris Drury, Scott Polar Tent  Projection Booth Model, 2006 – 2007, mixed media, 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, from the Chris Drury : Antarctic Works archive. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive. Gift of Chris Drury.

Mandy Martin,cover page image for the book Desert Channels: The impulse to Conserve from the Mandy Martin: Desert Channels archive, 2009, color photograph, 4 x 6 inches. Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive. Gift of Mandy Martin.

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