GBC Elko campus graphic.

Humanities at GBC

Great Basin College art Galley graphic.Great Basin College Art Gallery showcases the work of regional, state, and national artists to promote dialogue between artists and GBC students, employees, and the entire GBC community. The exhibitions in the GBC Art Galleries also serve to highlight the work of GBC students, faculty and work from Argentum, the GBC arts and literary magazine.

Videos of exhibits and artist talks are available to view on our YouTube channel. The Permanent Art Collection, which highlights the work from over 30 years of art instructors at Great Basin College, is on display in the Main Gallery in the LCSL and will soon be available to view online!

GBC Art Gallery is free and open to the public whenever campus is open. It is located in the Leonard Center for Student Life on the GBC Elko campus. The gallery is closed on holidays and whenever the Elko Campus is closed. For more info call (775) 327-2146 or email

The GBC Art Gallery Talks and Exhibits are funded in part by the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Humanities Center at GBC, and Great Basin College.


Current Exhibits

Performing in the Dark: The Sudden Disappearance of Live Entertainment curated by Miranda Alam

Performances in the Dark graphic.What: Performing in the Dark: Photo/Video GBC Gallery

When: February 7, 2022

Where: Great Basin College Gallery, Leonard Center for Student Life (LCSL), 1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada

Through the lenses of Nevada’s visual journalists, the Performing in the Dark exhibition spotlights local performers who have found themselves stranded from the stage, and forced to find new ways to get by amid the unrelenting pandemic. Photojournalists featured in this exhibition include: Rachel Aston, Benjamin Hager, Ellen Schmidt, and Chase Stevens from the Las Vegas Review-Journal; Christopher DeVargas, Steve Marcus, and Wade Vandervort from Greenspun Media Group publications; and freelance/local photojournalists Bridget Bennett, Ronda Churchill, Mikayla Whitmore, Aaron Mayes, and exhibition curator Miranda Alam.

Article on exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Upcoming Exhibits

Transformers: Reshaping Form and Meaning

Transformers graphic.What: Transformers: Reshaping Form and Meaning

When: April 25, 2022 - June 22, 2022

Where: Great Basin College Gallery, Leonard Center for Student Life (LCSL), 1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada

Art Reception: May 11, 2022 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The artists in Transformers: Reshaping Form and Meaning demonstrate resourcefulness in their selection and manipulation of materials to illustrate their ideas. They stockpile readily-available items such as art store and hardware supplies, fabrics, repurposed objects from thrift stores, and even natural wool fleeces shorn from Nevada flocks. The multitude of ways in which these artists transform everyday objects is the focus of this exhibition.

Exhibit details.


with significant support from...National Endowment for the Humantities logo graphic.

“To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.” -Abraham Maslow

…a digital humanities center developed by great basin college because 'humanities matter' ♥