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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.