The Wiegand Gallery

2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition

MONday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Admission: $5.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $3.00~ $1.00 Children age 6-12
Members Free;  $3.00 for each adult guest.
Free admission to all ~  first Saturday of every month.

Located in the historic Pioneer Hotel in downtown Elko, Nevada, the Wiegand Gallery is an exciting space featuring interactive exhibitions and multimedia presentations, including semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions drawn on the Western Folklife Center's own collections as well as traveling exhibitions.

Over its 25-year history the Western Folklife Center has produced numerous educational exhibits based on our original research and fieldwork with traditional artists and art forms. As a part of this work, we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented artists and displaying documentary work of photographers and other visual artists to showcase the creativity, stories and voices from throughout the western United States and from horse cultures worldwide.

Current ExhibitionS

Gus Bundy: Wild Horses, Nevada (Herd of Mustangs Galloping). not dated; gelatin silver print (11 x 14"). Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Gift of the Gus Bundy Family

Gus Bundy: Wild Horses, Nevada (Herd of Mustangs Galloping). not dated; gelatin silver print (11 x 14"). Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Gift of the Gus Bundy Family

 Horses in the American West is now open in the Wiegand Gallery: Come in and view this collaboration between the Nevada Museum of Art and the Western Folklife Center!

From the Western Folklife Center Collection
Features the handcrafted work of artisans throughout the West, represented in the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of contemporarygear.

 

Now Playing

Why the Cowboy Sings image

Now showing in the Black Box Theater
Why the Cowboy Sings
A 16-minute high definition video that explores the inspiration behind the music and poetry accompanying ranch life. Excerpted from Western Folklife Center Media documentary of same name.   More »

Banner image by Rorie Holford. Top photo: 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, courtesy of AlJazeera.com