"Platter" (detail) 1987 by Robert Sperry


Growing West: Exploring Art & Agriculture
March 15 - May 7, 2016

Opening Reception Thursday, March 17, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Russell Lee
Mormon Farmer who lives in Snowville, Utah who farms in Oneida County, Ida, bagging wheat, 1940
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Gift

Growing West is organized by students from the USU Honors Think Tank course and visually recounts the historical narrative that drove Americans and European immigrants to settle the American West as homesteaders and farmers. The exhibition includes a range of artworks from NEHMA’s collection and incorporates both historical and current perspectives on themes such as food production, gender roles, labor issues, irrigation systems and the mechanization of farming practices.

This exhibition is made possible through the work of USU Honors Think Tank Professor Joyce Kinkead along with her students working with NEHMA’s Curatorial staff and through the support of the USU Honors Program led by Professor Kris Miller. Support provided by Anderson Seed and Garden and Caffe Ibis.

Roger Brown
Bede Clarke
Wayne Higby
CJ Jilek
Dorothea Lange
Russell Lee
Karen Massaro

Tim Mather
Megan Mitchell
Joseph Pintz
Clayton Price
Regal China Corporation
Mario Reis
Mel Rubin
Edward Ruscha
United Farm Workers Union

Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism in the American West
Sept. 1, 2015 - May 7, 2016
                                                                                                                 To view a virtual tour of this exhibition, click here.

Lee Mullican
The Ninnekah, 1951
oil on linen
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, video, 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. Complementing Abstraction and the Dreaming, 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
Harold Cohen
Edward Corbett
Werner Drewes
Larry Elsner
Gordon Onslow-Ford
Jean-Pierre Hébert
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
Gift of Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom

Selections for USU Course: World Literary History,

February 9 - May 2016

Randi Wagner
Untitled, ca. 1984
Gift of Sharon Shepherd and Laird Rodet

Selections for USU Course: Quantitative Methods for the Arts
March 18 - May 7, 2016

Robin Vaccarino
Alki Paint III, ca. 1980
Museum Permanent Collection

Harry Reuben Reynolds: Responsive Observer
January 27 - May 2016

Harry Reuben Reynolds
Untitled, 1940
black and white photo
Museum Permanent Collection

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

February 3 - May 2016

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

North American Indian Cultures
September 15, 2015 - May 2016

Conrad Buff
Catching Wild Horses, no date
Charter Member Endowment Purchase

New Acquisitions 2014
November 12, 2014 - May 2016

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