501 Railroad Street, Elko, Nevada
Located in the Historic Pioneer Hotel

Operating Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays


Admission: $5.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $3.00  ~ $1.00 Children age 6-12
Members Free;  $3.00 for each adult guest.
Free admission to all ~  first Saturday of every month.
 Wiegand Gallery entrance from Pioneer Saloon, Photo by Devon Blunden     

Located in the historic Pioneer Hotel in downtown Elko, Nevada, the Wiegand Gallery is an exciting space featuring interactive exhibitions and multimedia presentations, including semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions drawn on the Western Folklife Center's own collections as well as traveling exhibitions. Now showing in the Black Box Theater is the high-definition adaptation of our award-winning television documentary, Why the Cowboy Sings. Learn more about our Current exhibitions

Over its 25-year history the Western Folklife Center has produced numerous educational exhibits based on our original research and fieldwork with traditional artists and art forms.

As a part of this work, we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented artists and displaying documentary work of photographers and other visual artists to showcase the creativity, stories and voices from throughout the western United States and from horse cultures worldwide. Past exhibitions have featured subjects such as Latino traditions of Christmas and cowboying, American Indian arts and crafts, documentary photography, the legacy of cowboy poetry and music, the resaissance of contemporary handcrafted cowboy gear, and the history and contemporary life of the buckaroo of the Great Basin.