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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Goldwell Open Air Museum Opens Up the Studio...

If you have not been out to the Goldwell Open Air Museum located near the old ghost town of Rhyolite you truly have not experienced life in Nevada. For me personally the museum and its extremely close proximity to Death Valley National Monument is a spiritual place like none other. The museum is centered around a spectacular collection of sculptures that were created by Belgian artists, led by the late Albert Szukalski in the 1980's.

The museum not only has fine sculptures to enjoy it is also home to one of Nevada's best Artist-in-Residency programs. The Red Barn Art Center located on the campus of the museum is a place where artists from around the world have come to practice their art in a serene and almost completely isolated environment.

This evening resident artists Raymond Ghirardo and Megan Roberts are having a viewing of their work in progress within the Art Center with projections on the ruins of Bullfrog mining camp just outside the Red Barn. This will be a fabulous and rare opportunity to meet these international recognized sculptors.

The museum is located approximately 115 miles North of Las Vegas near the small hamlet of Beatty. Take I-95 North to Beatty and at the Death Valley Junction in the middle of town make a left at State Highway 374 and drive for 5 miles to Rhyolite follow the signs.

This is the upper Mojave Desert so it is highly recommended that you dress warmly. Hot chocolate and munchies will be served.

For more information about the Goldwel Open Air Museum please visit their site at http://www.goldwellmuseum.org/index.html

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link
http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in NvPR's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


Anonymous Goldwell Open Air Museum said...

Video from the installation is on our homepage at http://www.goldwellmuseum.org

I love this blog!

3:24 PM


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