The Wiegand Gallery

Wiegand Gallery, 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, photo courtesy of AlJazeera.com .

Wiegand Gallery, 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, photo courtesy of AlJazeera.com .

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

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

Portraits of the Gathering
January 22-September 7, 2019
The photography of Kevin Martini-Fuller
with vintage videos and other memorabilia from the Western Folklife Center archives.
       (Also includes an Elko Storefront
Exhibition)

I’ve Got Spurs
January 22-September 7, 2019
Handcrafted spurs from the Western Folklife Center Collection with other loaned contemporary and historic examples plus neon signage from the historic Silver Spur Motel in Reno, Nevada.

See more about all of the exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, incuding exhibitions in the Pioneer Saloon Fireplace Nook, G Three Bar Theater, Elevator Lobby and our Lower Level.

 

Black Box Theater

Still Photo from Why The Cowboy Sings video.

Still Photo from Why The Cowboy Sings video.

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