“art where it seemingly shouldn't be”
Just outside Beatty, “the Gateway to Death Valley,” about 115 miles north of Las Vegas, the Goldwell Open Air Museum began with those plaster ghosts. Belgian sculptor Charles Albert Szukalski created “The Last Supper” in 1984, the eerie white shrouded figures almost glow supernaturally against the dark mountains. Szukalski was later joined by European artists who wanted to create site-specific works in the desert. Dr. Hugo Heyrman created that pink bombshell (“Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada,” 1992), Dre Peeters contributed a female version of the Icarus myth (“Icara,” 1992), and Fred Bervoets is responsible for that miner and his penguin (“Tribute to Shorty Harris,” 1994), which supposedly represented Bervoets’ feelings of alienation.
The desert holds some interesting things. There’s a legit ghost town just down the street from this and a house made out of bottles. I was very glad that I came here.
This place is really awesome - and a nice stop to stretch your legs, especially since it's right next to the ghost town.
Cool stop along the way!
Real fun stop off. Took some good photos and family loved it
Great place to take Instagrammable pics!
Very fun stop and Rhyolite is legit just down the road. Fun place to stretch and regroup. It's not too far out of the way either and you'll probably see some wild donkeys!
This is a GREAT place to visit! Very close to the abandoned ghost town, Rhyolite, so make sure you check that out, too! HIGHLY recommend!
It's free, very creative, just down the road from an awesome ghost town Rhyolite.
i only noticed the pink Lego lady in the background lol
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Goldwell Open Air Museum
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