Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection

A collection category dedicated to Art of the Greater West broadens conventional definitions of the West by expanding the scope of the collection’s geographic emphasis to encompass a region generally bounded from Alaska to Patagonia and from Australia to the United States Intermountain West. While this collection’s roots are grounded in the Sierra Nevada/Great Basin region, new acquisitions aim to make connections between the diverse cultures and artistic practices of this super-region.


Maynard Dixon, Edge of Amargosa Desert, 1927, oil on canvas, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Gift of Houghton Foundation in Memory of Samuel G. Houghton Jamie Brown and Hanson Pye, Parnkupirti, 2012, acrylic on canvas, Center for Art + Environment, Archive Collections. Gift of Basil Mcilhagga, David Leece, and Mandy Martin