Current Exhibitions

Late Harvest

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 simultaneously confirm—through historically-significant wildlife paintings—and subvert—through contemporary art and photography—viewers’ preconceptions of the place of... more »

through January 18, 2015

  • Nevada's Journey from Territory to State
    Wiegand Gallery

    The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to State

    through November 2, 2014 In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864. This special show features historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special Nevada Day Weekend presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan... more »
  • Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh
    CA+E Gallery

    VENUE: Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh

    through 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 “to document often overlooked yet fascinating sites through the eyes of the innovators, trendsetters, entrepreneurs, and designers at the forefront of ideas today.” Their 16 month long journey, inspired by nineteenth-century survey... more »
  • Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans
    CA+E Research Library

    North Dakota Oil Boom: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans

    through 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 of the basin lies a shale deposit called the Bakken Formation, where hydraulic fracturing has unlocked vast amounts of petroleum. Fracturing, also known as “fracking,” pumps water, sand, and chemicals underground at high... more »
  • Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia
    Feature Gallery North

    The Paruku Project: Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia

    through December 7, 2014 Paruku is the region in Australia’s Western Desert that surrounds the inland body of water known to settlers as Lake Gregory. Named after the English-born explorer Sir August Gregory, this terminal desert lake has long been a resource for the Walmajarri-speaking Aboriginal people. The ancient shoreline of Lake Gregory contains what may be the oldest sites of continuous human cultural... more »
    Media Gallery


    through 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 generate an evolving field of circular blooms. The size and position of each bloom is based on real-time changes in the Earth's motion, measured as a vertical velocity continuously updated from the seismometer. Referencing... more »
  • Prada Marfa
    Theater Gallery

    Elmgreen & Dragset: Prada Marfa

    through December 27, 2014 Prada Marfa is a permanent sculpture by the Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Located on a desolate strip of US 90 in Valentine, West Texas (about twenty-six miles outside Marfa, a town of 2,400 that has become a magnet for artists and art lovers), the work is meant to look like a Prada store, with minimalist white stucco walls and a window display that houses... more »
  • Stellar Axis
    Contemporary Gallery

    Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis

    through 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 a stunning and ecologically sensitive intervention on the continent, has received international acclaim. Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis was installed on the Ross... more »
  • What is Missing?
    Casazza Gallery

    Maya Lin: What is Missing?

    through January 4, 2015 Maya Lin is inevitably cast as an architectonic artist, but over the past decade she has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks that help viewers to visualize complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world. This exhibition unites sculptural objects alongside what Lin considers to be her final memorial project, What is Missing? An interactive mapping... more »
  • Wallsprawl
    Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall

    Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl

    through August 16, 2015 Andrea Zittel’s Wallsprawl #4 (Las Vegas, Next to Nellis Air Force Base), is based on a real aerial photograph of a fringe area where wide-open desert meets large-scale urban development. Zittel grew up in in the West in an isolated rural area that in the span of 16 years became a fully developed suburban matrix complete with a shopping mall. Witnessing this rapid takeover of the... more »