Call us for a guided tours of our collection and visiting exhibitions, available by appointment.
Our Office of Arts & Culture carries out the mission of enhancing living and learning through arts and culture on campus and in the community through a variety of programs and initiatives. Renowned Nevadan artists’ work distinguish the halls of the Rogers Student Center (RSC); Liberal Arts & Science (LAS) building; and Nursing, Science & Education (NSE) building and in our expansive plaza, backdropped by sweeping views of Mount Scorpion and the Las Vegas Valley.
“The entire practice of art is a product of cultural participation that begins with individual inquiry and eventually encourages a dialogue to engage its community. I believe that the Nevada State College Permanent Art Collection is a record of that cultural participation, a testament of their support of artists and facilitating the evolving cultural history throughout the communities of Southern Nevada.”
Artist, 2016 Nevada Arts Council Fellow Artist
Nevada State College’s Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to announce a call for art as part of The Artist at Work series.
We are looking for art that advocates for and reveals untold stories, bringing our histories to the forefront, as we explore together the intersection of art and sciences. This exhibition seeks to give artists a place to tell these stories. This program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the generosity of the supporters of the arts at Nevada State College
This call is inspired by Nevada State College’s common read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. In 1951, a doctor removed cancerous cells from a young Henrietta Lacks to be used in medical research throughout the world without her permission or knowledge. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta, her family, and the wide range of medical, social, and ethical questions that her story inspires.
For more information, view the complete Call for Art.
Contact Angela Brommel, Director of Arts, Culture, and Advancement at 702-992-2364 for more information about the call or to schedule a tour of the art collection. You can also conduct a self-guided tour anytime campus is open. View THE CAMPUS AS MUSEUM map.
Artwork: Robert Beckmann, The Fifth Plague. oil on linen. 2001
“It was an honor to contribute my art to the Nevada State College Permanent Collection. My paintings reinforce the importance of the thirst for knowledge and how important it is for survival. The Nevada State College Permanent Collection enriches the whole experience of attending the campus and gives the students a greater appreciation of creativity.”
-- Joseph Watson, gallery owner and artist