Current Exhibitions

 

Horses in the American West
 

Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery
September 17, 2016 ~ May, 2017

Horses in the American West, a collaboration between the Nevada Museum of Art and the Western Folklife Center, will draw from both the extensive permanent collection so the Museum and from significant private collections, to illustrate the impact of horses on the culture of the western U.S., particularly Nevada.

An audiovisual presentation of Texas poet Joel Nelson's poem "Equus Caballus" plays alongside historical and contemporary paintings, photographs and sculptural works to generate a contemplative, reflective environment showing reverence for the beloved creatures.

All slideshow images from the collection of the Nevada Museum of Art:
Gus Bundy photograph, Gift of the Gus Bundy Family.
Robert Cole Caples painting,  Bequest of Rosemary Riley Caples.
Adam Jahiel photograph, purchased with funds provided by E.L. Wiegand Foundation.
Dale Nichols painting, purchased with funds provided by E.L. Wiegand Foundation.

Special thanks to Sally Searle, Denise Cashman and:


From The Western Folklife Center Collection

Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery
September 17, 2016 ~ May, 2017

Showcasing the handcrafted work of master artisans throughout the West, as represented in the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of contemporary gear. Visitors will be treated to beautiful works of tooled leather, braided and twisted rawhide, hitched and twisted horsehair, and forged and engraved silver and steel.

Photo credits, left to right: Michael Houghton, Brent Herridge, Brent Herridge.


cow bonES:
Seven works from the “Bonescapes” photography series

Pioneer Hotel, Fireplace Nook
Ongoing

Beth Carpel is a local Elko, Nevada, nature photographer. In this series she has taken photos of old bones seen on her walks across ranchland and, using color and saturation to play with the forms and the bones’ natural weathering, created a unique visual world.


something that a cowboy knows

Lower Level, Pioneer Hotel
Ongoing

The Western Folklife Center presents Something That a Cowboy Knows, a photographic essay by L.L. Griffin, a Denver-area artist and photographer. Through her photographs, L.L. Griffin provides insight into the character and spirit of cowboy poets, singers and storytellers of the American West. Something That a Cowboy Knows first appeared at the Arvada Center and the Colorado Historical Society, and after traveling throughout the West, it was donated to the Folklife Center by Griffin to become part of the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of exhibitions and artifacts. All photos by L.L. Griffin.

Banner image by Rorie Holford.