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.
Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Art of the Greater West Collection
IMAGE 1: Micqaela Jones-Crouch, Granddaughter's Ride of Futility, 2012. Mixed media, 38 x 50 inches. Gift of the artist. IMAGE 2: Maynard Dixon, Edge of Amargosa Desert, 1927, Oil on canvas, 15 3/8 x 19 1/2 inches. Gift of Houghton family in memory of Samuel G. Houghton. IMAGE 3: Ana Teresa Fernandez, Erasing the Border (Borrando la Frontera), 2012. Video installation. IMAGE 4: Sonia Falcone, Campo de Color (Color Field), 2017. Terracotta plates, dry pigments, spices, salts. IMAGE 5: Blom Pots. IMAGE 6: Graciela Iturbide, Mujer Angel, Desierto de Sonora (Angel Woman, Sonora Desert), 1979. Gelatin silver print, 13 x 19 inches. IMAGE 7: Guillermo Bert, Lukutuwe (Fertility), 2012. Wool and natural dyes, encoded with an Aztec bar code. ALL IMAGES: Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation Art of the Greater West Collection Fund