The High Desert Museum is pleased to present Art in the West, a fundraising event featuring fine art that celebrates the landscapes, wildlife, people, cultures and history of the High Desert—a region that stretches from the eastern slope of the Cascades and Sierras to the Wyoming Basin and Colorado Plateau, and from Southeastern British Columbia to Northern Arizona.
Pioneers arrived by the hundreds in the early 1900s with dreams of free land
and fresh starts. They didn’t expect the extreme climate that caused them to abandon their homes within 10 years.
Explore the dynamic history, evolution and culture of climbing and mountaineering in the West in a new exhibit curated by Museum staff. The exhibit tells how these adventure sports originated as means of scientific exploration and grew into something men and women did for the sheer joy of it, and how technical advances pushed the sports to new heights.