Past Exhibitions

Past exhibitions hosted by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, listed by year.

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The Squares and the Beats: The Lane Gift

January 28 - May 6, 2023

The exhibition The Squares and the Beats: The Lane Gift playfully explores American values from the 1950s and 1960s through works of art by Jeremy Anderson, Sidney Gordon, Knud Merrild, John Bernhardt, George Herms, and G...

ARTH 3295: USU Student Online Exhibitions

May 2 - August 20, 2022

In the spring semester of 2022, students enrolled in ARTH 3295 at Utah State University were tasked with curating their own virtual exhibitions. ARTH 3295 is an art history course on the art of Americans of Latin American ...

Rebecca Campbell: Painting Feminine Power

April 22 - December 17, 2022

Rebecca Campbell: Painting Feminine Power is a survey of works from Rebecca Campbell’s prodigious output over the past fifteen years, focusing on the agency she gives the young and adult women in her paintings.

Bibhu Mohapatra

March 22 - April 2, 2022

Bibhu Mohapatra grew up in Odisha on the east coast of India and moved to the United States in 1996. His years growing up in Odisha formed the expanding spirit of everything he sees and creates.

The Driek & Michael Zirinsky Gift

January 29 - July 9, 2022

In 2020, collectors Driek and Michael Zirinsky gifted 19 works of contemporary art to the NEHMA collection. The Zirinskys, who began collecting more than 40 years ago while in graduate school, and are among the most impo...

Forty-Three Teapots and One Mug

January 4 - May 7, 2022

In thinking about choosing items from the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum collection for this case, I mused on the most exciting museum experiences I have had.

Hand-built

October 20, 2020 - March 1, 2022

Hand-built showcases works made partially or entirely off of the potter’s wheel. Often, when thinking of ceramic art and craft, the first thing that comes to mind is pottery: functional wheel-thrown vessels.

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

August 25, 2020 - July 9, 2022

Drawn exclusively from the Museum collection, Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction endeavors to look beyond typical art historical boundaries and to begin to lay claim to a more holistic and complex view of art histor...

USU Sculpture Walk

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Created in 2011, the USU Sculpture Walk showcases the 46 public sculptures across Utah State University's campus. Start at the Museum and enjoy the mix of traditional and modern sculptures while you stroll, power wal...

Virtual Tours of NEHMA

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit the Museum? Wander through NEHMA online! Click the links below to virtually enter current and past exhibitions.

Your Place in the Multiverse

June 19 - December 12, 2021

American artist Jean Lowe’s (b. 1960) work revolves around the intersection of popular culture, environmentalism, commerce, politics, and art history.

American Farmer

January 28 - May 8, 2021

American Farmer celebrates the living spirit of our heartland through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive.

Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay & Farmers

January 28 - May 8, 2021

While not traditionally thought of as subjects for art, farming and agricultural scenes can portray an intriguing story about nature and humanity. Celebrating agriculture through art, Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay, a...

Hand-built

October 20, 2020 - March 1, 2022

Hand-built showcases works made partially or entirely off of the potter’s wheel. Often, when thinking of ceramic art and craft, the first thing that comes to mind is pottery: functional wheel-thrown vessels.

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

August 25, 2020 - July 9, 2022

Drawn exclusively from the Museum collection, Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction endeavors to look beyond typical art historical boundaries and to begin to lay claim to a more holistic and complex view of art histor...

USU Sculpture Walk

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Created in 2011, the USU Sculpture Walk showcases the 46 public sculptures across Utah State University's campus. Start at the Museum and enjoy the mix of traditional and modern sculptures while you stroll, power wal...

Virtual Tours of NEHMA

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit the Museum? Wander through NEHMA online! Click the links below to virtually enter current and past exhibitions.

Hand-built

October 20, 2020 - March 1, 2022

Hand-built showcases works made partially or entirely off of the potter’s wheel. Often, when thinking of ceramic art and craft, the first thing that comes to mind is pottery: functional wheel-thrown vessels.

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

August 25, 2020 - July 9, 2022

Drawn exclusively from the Museum collection, Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction endeavors to look beyond typical art historical boundaries and to begin to lay claim to a more holistic and complex view of art histor...

Junior Curators: "Stand For Something"

May 20 - July 31, 2020

Due to school closures related to COVID-19, NEHMA adapted the Junior Curators program into an online experience. Despite not being able to visit NEHMA in person, students can learn about curation and find inspiration from t...

FCSE 3040 - Patternmaking

April 20 - June 30, 2020

During Spring 2020 Semester, FCSE 3040 Advanced Clothing Studies: Patternmaking students at Utah State University were challenged to create a half-scale fashion inspired by artwork on view at the Nora Eccles Harrison Muse...

Chris Terry, On Sabbatical

April 17 - June 21, 2020

Artist and professor Chris Terry has lived, worked and taught at Utah State University for 31 years. Chris Terry, On Sabbatical features work that he created during four sabbaticals (1994–95, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2017–18) th...

USU Sculpture Walk

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Created in 2011, the USU Sculpture Walk showcases the 46 public sculptures across Utah State University's campus. Start at the Museum and enjoy the mix of traditional and modern sculptures while you stroll, power wal...

Virtual Tours of NEHMA

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2022

Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit the Museum? Wander through NEHMA online! Click the links below to virtually enter current and past exhibitions.

ARTH 3320 - The Art of Latin America

December 16, 2019 - July 31, 2020

In the fall semester of 2019, students enrolled in ARTH 3320 at Utah State University were tasked with curating their own virtual exhibitions. ARTH 3320 is an art history course on the art of Latin America.

ARTH 3320 - The Art of Latin America

December 16, 2019 - July 31, 2020

In the fall semester of 2019, students enrolled in ARTH 3320 at Utah State University were tasked with curating their own virtual exhibitions. ARTH 3320 is an art history course on the art of Latin America.

Heart Beats

November 21, 2019 - February 1, 2020

On November 21 at 7 PM visiting Beat artist and poet Gerd Stern will speak for approximately 20 minutes at the opening reception.

David Maisel Proving Ground

September 14 - December 14, 2019

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

August 24, 2019 - August 1, 2020

Traditionally, identity is formulated via a process of exclusion. It is not about who you are; it is about who you are not. Latinx proposes inclusivity as the point of departure, open to fluid and diverse factors ...

Collecting On The Edge

September 15, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Modern and contemporary art created in the American West, manifesting an independent spirit and embodying unique ideas, has been largely written out of the mainstream narrative of art history or placed in unhe...

Collecting On The Edge

September 15, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Modern and contemporary art created in the American West, manifesting an independent spirit and embodying unique ideas, has been largely written out of the mainstream narrative of art history or placed in unhe...

Recent Additions to the NEHMA Collection

June 1 - December 10, 2016

Recent Additions to the NEHMA Collection showcases a select group of artworks the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) has acquired for its collection in 2015 and 2016.

Growing West: Exploring Art and Agriculture

March 15 - May 7, 2016

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...

A Matter of Taste Art, Kitsch, and Culture

January 23 - May 7, 2016

A Matter of Taste explores the complex relationship between art, kitsch, and culture. While a gift shop may seem the more likely place to find kitsch in a museum, A Matter of Taste turns this expectation upside down.

Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft

January 23 - April 18, 2015

Including over 60 three-dimensional objects from the Arizona State University Art Museum's permanent collection and recent acquisitions, as well as works by many of the major and emerging figures in contemporary crafts...

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design

September 25, 2014 - February 28, 2015

Featuring a selection of works by Black Mountain College (BMC) faculty and students, Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design explores the role and influence of the college on the fields of studio craf...

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design

September 25, 2014 - February 28, 2015

Featuring a selection of works by Black Mountain College (BMC) faculty and students, Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design explores the role and influence of the college on the fields of studio craf...

Female + Form

July 1, 2013 - March 14, 2014

A selection of artworks from the NEHMA permanent collection embraces a diverse range of forms and showcases work by important women artists.

Female + Form

July 1, 2013 - March 14, 2014

A selection of artworks from the NEHMA permanent collection embraces a diverse range of forms and showcases work by important women artists.

New Acquisitions 2013

June 21 - December 10, 2013

Nine works of art are displayed in the upper gallery from a 2013 donation to the art museum by the late Joe Austin. These artworks are avante garde pieces from the 1970s and 1980s by artists working in the Los Angeles ...

Industrial Ethos: Photography by Chris Dunker

February 1 - May 4, 2013

Northern Utah-based photographer, Chris Dunker presents 21 selections of his work in the exhibition Industrial Ethos. These photographs address the culture of industry and how industry appears over time.

Ideas: An Exhibition

January 22 - May 4, 2013

USU students in the Fall 2012 course, Art History 5730: The Art Museum were offered the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the curator of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art to explore the meanings of Conce...

Adventures in the West

August 30 - December 10, 2012

Shown in conjunction with the 11th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium held in Logan, Utah and co-sponsored by the USU Department of English and the USU Special Collections Department in the Merrill - Cazier Libra...

New Acquisitions

June 14, 2011 - July 28, 2012

In order to highlight a selection of the museum's recently acquired artwork, a new exhibition was made available in the summer of 2011 named New Acquisitions featuring 6 new artworks in the west gallery marking their...

New Acquisitions

June 14, 2011 - July 28, 2012

In order to highlight a selection of the museum's recently acquired artwork, a new exhibition was made available in the summer of 2011 named New Acquisitions featuring 6 new artworks in the west gallery marking their...

Passacaglia: A Spotlight on Sculpture

January 16 - May 10, 2011

As a celebration of this distinctive feature on USU campus, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art presents an exhibition about this sculpture; its history, innovation, construction, and creation.

EcoVisionaries: Designs for Living on Earth

August 31, 2010 - May 9, 2011

Whether they are radical or practical ideas, many artists have envisioned alternative ways of living. EcoVisionaries includes socially engaged artists (the Harrisons and Ant Farm)...

Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5

August 31, 2010 - January 11, 2011

The photos in this exhibition are part of USU professor Christopher M. Gauthiér’s series, Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5 which explores the air quality in Cache Valley.

EcoVisionaries: Designs for Living on Earth

August 31, 2010 - May 9, 2011

Whether they are radical or practical ideas, many artists have envisioned alternative ways of living. EcoVisionaries includes socially engaged artists (the Harrisons and Ant Farm)...

Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5

August 31, 2010 - January 11, 2011

The photos in this exhibition are part of USU professor Christopher M. Gauthiér’s series, Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5 which explores the air quality in Cache Valley.

Uses of the Real, Part 2

July 1, 2009 - August 30, 2010

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University has received a major gift of 31 new works from the Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation.

Uses of the Real, Part 2

July 1, 2009 - August 30, 2010

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University has received a major gift of 31 new works from the Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation.

Department of Art Distinguished Alumni Exhibition

March 23 - April 25, 2009

The USU Department of Art Project Gallery, a newly named gallery space in the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, presents a new art exhibition featuring work by seven distinguished alumni from Utah State University.

Women's Work

September 15, 2008 - March 1, 2009

Women's Work features the work of contemporary women printmakers from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.

Women's Work

September 15, 2008 - March 1, 2009

Women's Work features the work of contemporary women printmakers from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.

Klompen

September 1 - September 30, 2008

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art continues to display the exciting, electronic, musical installation, Klompen which it acquired last year through generous support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation.

Sight & Sound: A Visual Metaphor

September 1, 2005 - July 30, 2008

Sight & Sound consists of selected paintings and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collection that provide a glimpse of the simultaneous revolutions in art and music that occurred during the 20th century.

Sight & Sound: A Visual Metaphor

September 1, 2005 - July 30, 2008

Sight & Sound consists of selected paintings and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collection that provide a glimpse of the simultaneous revolutions in art and music that occurred during the 20th century.

Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle

January 10 - March 15, 2006

Organized by writers and independent curators Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna along with the Santa Monica Museum of Art, this exhibition offers an extraordinary snapshot of the post-war arts underground in Southern...

Maryann Webster AquaGenesis

October 25, 2005 - June 29, 2006

Ms. Webster sculpts living things that come from the sea to make strong statements about nature and the environment.

Sight & Sound: A Visual Metaphor

September 1, 2005 - July 30, 2008

Sight & Sound consists of selected paintings and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collection that provide a glimpse of the simultaneous revolutions in art and music that occurred during the 20th century.