The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum recently opened a new exhibit in the Mackay Mines building. Located on the first floor, “Where the Wind Blows Wild & Free: Understanding Climate with Science and Art” showcases Nevada’s changing climate.
The display features a variety of artistic mediums, including metal birds and a woven tapestry. It was years in the making, and Keck Museum Curator Garrett Barmore is thrilled to open it to the public.
“The exhibit has been a year in the making, we got funded about this time last year,” he said. “The focus is to highlight research happening at the Mackay School and make collaborative exhibits.”
The exhibit hall utilizes space on the first floor of the Mackay Mines building in room 106, with a beautiful view overlooking the Quad. “Where the Wind Blows Wild & Free” is supported by the generosity of Nevada Humanities with art by Holly Gardner and Kyle Karrasch and was designed in collaboration with the Nevada State Climate Office. The labels sharing information about the science and art were designed and edited by Micaela Imsdahl and Jennifer Kent, respectively.
The changing exhibit will be updated at the end of February with an exhibit featuring research by Stacia Gordon in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering.
The Keck Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitation to the museum has been free since it first opened in 1908.