New Keck Museum exhibition opens to the public


Museum of Earth Sciences and Engineering of Mineral Resources. W. M. Keka recently opened a new exhibition at the Mackay Mines building. The exhibition “Where the Wind Blows Wild and Free: Understanding the Climate Through Science and Art” located on the ground floor showcases Nevada’s changing climate.

The exhibition features a variety of artistic media, including metal birds and a woven tapestry. It took years to create and Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore is thrilled to open it to the public.

“The exhibition has been in preparation for a whole year, around the same time last year we received funding,” he said. “The focus is on research done at the McKay school and joint exhibitions.”

The showroom occupies space on the first floor of the Mackay Mines building in room 106, which offers a beautiful view of the Quad. “Where the Wind Blows, Wild and Free” is supported by the generosity of the Nevada Humanities with art by Holly Gardner and Kyle Karrash and was developed in collaboration with the Nevada Climate Authority. The science and art information labels were designed and edited by Mikaela Imsdal and Jennifer Kent, respectively.

The rotating display will be updated at the end of February with an exhibition highlighting the research of Stasha Gordon of the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering.

The Keck Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 16:00 and on the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 16:00. Admission to the museum has been free since it opened in 1908.

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