Collections

The Nevada Museum of Art permanent collection is divided into four thematic focus areas: Altered Landscape Photography, Art of the Greater West, Contemporary Art, and the Work Ethic. The Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections and Library serve scholars and researchers seeking information related to creative interactions between people and their natural, built, and virtual environments.

These thematic, rather than historical or stylistic, specializations are a natural outgrowth of the institution’s collecting practices over the years. The Center for Art + Environment houses more than 75 archives comprised of 20,000 items in its Archive Collections and over 6,000 books in its Research Library.