The Museum’s rapidly expanding Contemporary Collection features work by regional, national, and international artists unified by a broad thematic focus on creative interactions with natural, built, and virtual environments. From paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by American artists Petah Coyne, Michael Heizer, Maya Lin, and Frohawk Two Feathers to new media works by Ken Goldberg, Andy Diaz Hope and Jon Bernson, and Brigitte Zieger, the Contemporary Collection continues to grow through purchases and generous gifts from artists, galleries, and private collectors.
IMAGE 1: Anthony McCall, Swell, 2016. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Contemporary Art Fund. IMAGE 2: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1205, (Virgil), 1997-2008. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Louise A. Tarble Foundation, Dorothy Lemelson, and Marion Gruden in memory of Shim Gruden. IMAGE 3: Emilie Clark, Untiled EHR-64 (Everything that Flies: Air) from the series, Sweet Corruptions, 2013. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Museum purchase. IMAGE 4: Frohawk Two Feathers, Achille St. Marc, Act 2, Scene 2, I run on Feelings, Fuck Your Facts, 2012. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided the Contemporary Art Collection Acquisition Fund. IMAGE 5: Tim Hawkinson, Totem, 2007. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, VIA (Volunteers in Art), Martha Durney, Richard and Judy Freeman, Wells Fargo, Bequest of Charles F. Cutts, Stremmel Gallery, and Frank Hill. IMAGE 6: Bernson, Jon and Hope, Andy Diaz, Beautification Machine, 2014.