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.

For over 30 years, 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

June 16-December 9, 2017

Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch, Photographs From the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1943, a rich and personal record of ranch life of the period. Photographs in this exhibition are selections from a book of the same name by former Western Folklife Center Executive Director Charlie Seemann.

Dennis Parks: Land, Language and Clay, featuring the work of internationally-known ceramist Dennis Parks and son Ben Parks, both based in Tuscarora, Nevada. The exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art. Visitors will see pieces from the Parks’ private collections and items drawn from the Dennis Parks Archive Collection housed by the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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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