Rachel Hayes:
Someday When We’re Dreaming

Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall | Floor 1

“My thoughts are to create a color field installation that will cascade billow and flow through the four-story atrium of the Museum using a grouping of colors inspired by sunset in the Nevada sky.”


Rachel Hayes, a contemporary fiber artist, has created fiber-art installations that cover sand dunes, cross rivers, and billow across the landscape. In 2022, she will install a major site-specific artwork in the Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall.

Inspired by abstract paintings, as well as the colors and sightlines of the natural landscape, Hayes stitches together interlocking rectangles of color in fabrics that vary in opacity, texture, and dimension.

In 2018, Hayes collaborated with the Italian fashion house Missoni, culminating with a solo exhibition during Milan Design Week. She also created a site-specific installation at the flagship Missoni boutique on Madison Avenue in New York. Hayes’ site-specific commission will be the fifth in the history of the Museum’s 2003 building designed by architect Will Bruder. Previous commissions included Jacob Hashimoto (2010–12); Ball-Nogues Studio (2013–15); Trevor Paglen (2016–19); and Reko Rennie (2019–21).

Major Sponsors

Eleanor and Robert Preger
Six Talents Foundation


Maureen Mullarkey and Steve Miller
Volunteers in Art of the Nevada Museum of Art
Whittier Trust, Investment and Wealth Management