You're more likely to find taxidermy adorning the walls of a hunting cabin than a contemporary art museum, but a new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art
in Reno elevates stuffed animals to a high art. Taxidermy is placed front and center at the museum's Late Harvest
exhibit, where stuffed birds, foxes, and tattooed pigs are contrasted with contemporary photography and classic wildlife paintings. The show features works by artists including Petah Coyne, Mark Dion, David Brooks, and others. The launch of the Late Harvest exhibit coincided with this year's Art + Environment Conference
, a triennial meeting of the foremost thinkers and artists in the field of environmental art. There, conference attendees explored the ways in which artists are responding to massive environmental changes that people have wrought on the planet. The three-day conference, which took place during the second week of October, was hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art.