goldwell open air museum. rhyolite, nevada on Flickr.
As you approach the ghost mining town of Rhyolite, you will come across the Goldwell Open Air Museum, which sits at the edge of Death Valley State Park. This piece, The Last Supper, by Belgian artist Albert Szukalski is the inaugural piece of the museum, which opened in 1984.
The museum is unlike any other sculpture park I’ve ever been to. First, it’s literally in the middle of the desert, right before you enter a ghost town. This provides a creepy, yet at the same time serene backdrop. Also, it’s really off the beaten path, and many of the artists that have works on display were renowned Belgian artists who liked the remoteness of the desert.
Being away all of last week with no computer with me, I have been a bit behind in my posts. I’ll be catching up this week and posting a bit of a mix between my usual NYC shots and images taken during my vacation last week in Nevada.