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Rediscover and celebrate the work of Anne Brigman

In 2018, the Nevada Museum of Art organized a major exhibition featuring the photography and poetry of Anne Brigman (1869-1950), who was best known for her groundbreaking work in the Sierra Nevada in the early 1900s.

Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography, was slated to open in New York City at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University last month. Unfortunately, the world had other plans. 

Nevertheless, this occasion has once again drawn attention to this visionary of modern photography. From a major article by an internationally acclaimed magazine to a reprint of the book and a new documentary, there is lots of exciting Brigman news to share.

Virtual Exhibition Video

You can now revisit Anne Brigman’s life story and her love for the High Sierra in a recently produced short documentary on the artist’s work.

Get the Brigman book

The previously sold-out book Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography is now available in a second edition. This must-have for lovers of photography, nature, and the High Sierra may now be ordered through our new online SHOP.

In the Press: The New Yorker

Recently, The New Yorker published a “Photo Booth” celebrating the photography of Anne Brigman that features a thoughtful essay by Sarah Blackwood, a writer specializing in nineteenth-century American literature and visual culture. 

Revisit the art hike

During the 2018 exhibition, Museum guests joined artists, musicians, dancers, and poets near Donner Pass for an unforgettable 2-mile art hike organized by Trails & Vistas, an art-in-nature nonprofit. 

Collection Spotlight: Lita Albuquerque, Stellar Axis

Lita Albuquerque’s “Stellar Axis” installation was the first large-scale artwork created in Antarctica. This milestone of contemporary land art, widely acknowledged to be both a stunning and ecologically sensitive intervention on the continent, has received international acclaim. The archive for “Stellar Axis” is in the Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive Collection. In 2014, the Museum organized an exhibition showcasing the archive, and, working with SKIRA Rizzoli, published the first book on Lita Albuquerque. In this Collection Spotlight, William L. Fox, director for the Center, shares valuable insight into this historic project.

Purchase the book Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis

Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis (CAE1042) is in the Collection of Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections. Gift of Lita Albuquerque. Stellar Axis was photographed in Antarctica by Jean De Pomereu.

Collection Spotlight: Sonia Falcone, Campo de Color (Color Field)

Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone creates an immersive sensory experience with her installation, Campo de Color (Color Field). This colorful, fragrant artwork was first on view during the 2017 exhibition Unsettled, which explored a super region called the Greater West. Now, Campo de Color is part of the permanent collection, thanks to a gift from the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation. JoAnne Northrup, Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art for the Museum, explains more about Falcone’s work in this Collection Spotlight.

The Future Looks Bright

The creativity of the amazing young people in our community shines. Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have submitted their original artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards. The Museum is proud to host this prestigious national program that honors America’s most gifted young artists.

From more than 2,000 entries, a panel of judges selected five American Visions winners, 160 Gold Key winners, 317 Silver Key winners, and 801 Honorable Mentions. The top winners advanced to the national competition. We are pleased to announce that one of our regional winners received two national medals. Read more about them below.

It’s not only the winners who deserve recognition. All of the students who participate demonstrate true courage by putting something of themselves into their creative work and sharing it with all of us. The teachers that encourage and inspire them to create also deserve an abundance of appreciation.

See highlights from this year’s award ceremony.

View a list of all the Northern Nevada regional winners.

Zoe Mansfield wins National Gold and American Visions Medals

Artist Zoe Mansfield’s work Theodora won not one, but two, national medals, the most prestigious honor an American teen can receive for their creative work. Learn more about this young artist by watching the KTVN Channel 2 News story below.

Rewatch the 2020 Ceremony

From the moving speeches to the cheering crowd, the Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony will make you smile. And you just might see someone you know.

The Holland Project

The Museum proudly partners with The Holland Project on many teen initiatives, including the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. Select Gold Key winning artworks were recently on view at Holland, while the American Visions works were displayed in the Museum. 

View images from Holland here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are able to advance arts education in our community thanks to the contribution of partners like those that supported the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards:

City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Heidemarie Rochlin

Supporting Sponsors
Wild Women Artists