"Platter" (detail) 1987 by Robert Sperry


New Additions to the NEHMA Collection
June 1 - December 10, 2016

New Additions to the NEHMA Collection showcases a select group of artworks the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) has acquired for its collection in 2015 and 2016. Since the Museum's founding in 1982, it has added between 50 and 250 artworks to its collection annually either through donation or purchase. Today, the collection includes more than 5,000 objects that illustrate the development of modern and contemporary art in the Western U.S. from 1920 through present day. New Additions is representative of this collecting philosophy and also illustrates the wide range of art media and materials in the NEHMA's collection with examples of watercolor, ceramics, collage, assemblage, and paintings in oil and acrylic.

Featured Artists:
Dan Brown
Seo Eo
Kelly Fearing
Nemi Frost
Matsumi Kanemitsu
Hope Kroll
Shasta Krueger
Warren Mackenzie
Chiura Obata
John Outterbridge
Don Potts
Kari Smith
Chester Toney
June Wayne
John Outterbridge
Two Faces, ca. 1970
wood, metal, and plastic assemblage
11.5 x 18.125 x 4.5 inches
Gift of Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation

Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism
in the American West

Sept. 1, 2015 - December 10, 2016
                                                                                                                 To view a virtual tour of this exhibition, click here.

Lee Mullican
The Ninnekah, 1951
oil on linen
50 x 25 inches
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Gift

Showcasing NEHMA's important collection of art from the American West after World War I through the present day, Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West includes over sixty works by artists spanning painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, pottery, and mixed media. The exhibition surveys both American Indian and and non-native artists who employ abstraction and symbolism to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West. The exhibition explores how these artists utilize these conceptual processes to convey responses to place, spirituality, and cultural identity.

Many works in the exhibition have been acquired for the Museum through the generous support of the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, Kathryn Caine Wanlass Foundation, Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation, and David and Terry Peak.

Thomas Akawie
Emil Bisttram
Richard Bowman
Robert Brady
Edward Corbett
Werner Drewes
Larry Elsner
Gordon Onslow-Ford
Patrick Hogan
Robert Boardman Howard
Robert Irwin
Raymond Jonson
Helmi Dagmar Juvonen
Adaline Kent
Karen Kunc
Mark Kuzio
Gaell Lindstrom

Robert McChesney
Don Martin
Julian and Maria Martinez
Timothy Moore
Lee Mullican
Fanny Nampeyo
Judy Natal
Maude Oakes
Wolfgang Paalen
Deborah Remington
David Shaner
Henrietta Shore
Don Suggs
Sibylle Szaggars Redford
Cady Wells
Takako Yamaguchi
Unknown Hopi Artist

On View in the Study Center
Small selections of printmaking, photography, and drawing are presented in the Study Center as independent mini-exhibitions. These exhibitions are shown in drawers to provide viewers an intimate experience.

Larry E. Elsner: Selected Works
March 15 - Fall 2016

Larry E. Elsner
Male and Female, ca. 1950
10.75 x 10 inches
Gift of Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom

Selections for USU Course: World Literary History,

February 9 - Summer 2016

Randi Wagner
Untitled, ca. 1984
15 x 10.75 inches
Gift of Sharon Shepherd and Laird Rodet

Selections for USU Course: Quantitative Methods for the Arts
March 18 - Summer 2016

Robin Vaccarino
Alki Paint III, ca. 1980
36 x 22 inches
Museum Permanent Collection

Harry Reuben Reynolds: Responsive Observer
January 27 - Summer 2016

Harry Reuben Reynolds
Untitled, 1940
gelatin silverprint
14 x 11 inches
Museum Permanent Collection

Art of the 1950s and 1960s for
USU Course: Survey of American Culture

February 3 - Summer 2016

Derek Boshier
The Discussion, 1970
gouache on magazine page
8.75 x 8.75 inches
Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation Gift

North American Indian Cultures
September 15, 2015 - Summer 2016

Conrad Buff
Catching Wild Horses, no date
8 x 10 inches
Charter Member Endowment Purchase

New Acquisitions 2014
November 12, 2014 - Summer 2016

Hy Hirsch
Untitled (Net), ca. 1940
gelatin silverprint
6.5 x 9 inches
Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation Gift