Visiting earthworks by Holt and Smithson

Earthworks and public sculpture by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson are located in both the United States and in Europe. Some visits require advance booking as the artworks are sited on private land. In these cases appointments are essential. 

When visiting, please respect the environment and leave no trace of your visit. For more information and for image permissions be in touch with us at contact@holtsmithsonfoundation.org.

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USA

Connecticut

Nancy Holt, End of the Line / West Rock (1985)
Commissioned by and a part of the collection of Southern Connecticut State University
Access is free year round
Location: Southern Connecticut State University, Brownell Hall, 114 Farnham Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Florida

Nancy Holt, Solar Rotary (1995)
Commissioned by and a part of the collection of University of South Florida, Tampa
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: University of South Florida, Communication & Information Sciences Building Courtyard, Tampa, FL 33620

Massachusetts

Nancy Holt, Wild Spot (1980)
Located on the campus of Wellesley College and stewarded by the Davis Museum
Part of the Estate of Nancy Holt
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: Davis Museum, campus of Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481

Nancy Holt, Spinwinder (1990)
Commissioned by and a part of the collection of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: entrance of campus of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Michigan

Nancy Holt, Annual Ring (1981)
Originally installed in the roof of Federal Building in Saginaw, Annual Ring was relocated to Saginaw State University in 2000 in consultation with Nancy Holt
Managed by the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI 48710

New York State

Nancy Holt, 30 Below (1979)
Commissioned on the occasion of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics
Sited on the Cornell Uihlein Maple Forest; part of the collection of Cornell University
Access is free year round
Be aware of heavy snow in the winter months
Location: Old Military Road, North Elba, NY 12946

Ohio

Nancy Holt, Star-Crossed (1980)
Commissioned by and a part of the collection of Miami University Art Museum, Ohio
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: Miami University Art Museum, 801 S Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH 45056

Texas

Robert Smithson, Amarillo Ramp (1973)
Located on private land, visits must be booked at least one week in advance.
Contact ar@holtsmithsonfoundation.org for details
Location: Amarillo, Texas

Nancy Holt, Time Span (1981)
Located at Laguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin
Part of the Estate of Nancy Holt
Access is free year round during museum opening hours
Location: Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Virginia

Nancy Holt, Dark Star Park (1979-80)
Commissioned by and a part of the collection of Arlington Public Art
Access is free year round
Location: 1655 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209

Utah

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970)
Part of the collection of Dia Art Foundation
Access is free year round
Location: Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake, Utah

Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1973-76)
Part of the collection of Dia Art Foundation
Acquired with support from Holt/Smithson Foundation in 2018
Access is free year round
Location: Great Basin Desert in northwestern Utah

Washington State

Nancy Holt, Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings (1977-78)
Commissioned by, and a part of the collection of, Western Washington University
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: Western Washington University campus, 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Europe

Finland

Nancy Holt, Up and Under (1988)
Access is free year round
Location: Sasintie 555, 39150 Pinsiö, Finland

France

Nancy Holt, Avignon Locators (2001)
Commissioned by and a part of Avignon University
Access is free year round during campus opening hours
Location: Avignon University, 74 Rue Louis Pasteur, 84029 Avignon, France

The Netherlands

Robert Smithson, Broken Circle / Spiral Hill (1973)
Located on private land, visits must be booked in advance on specific dates
Contact bcsh@holtsmithsonfoundation.org for details
Location: Emmen, The Netherlands

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970)
Great Salt Lake, Utah
Mud, precipitated salt crystals, rocks, water
Coil: 1,500 ft. (457.2 meters) long and 15 ft. wide (4.57 meters)
Collection of Dia Art Foundation
Photograph: Gianfranco Gorgoni
© Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation/licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York

Archived News

Holt/Smithson Foundation Joins the World Weather Network

In response to the global climate emergency, Holt/Smithson Foundation has joined twenty-seven arts organizations across the world to form the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking constellation of “weather stations” located across the world in oceans, deserts, mountains, farmland, rainforests, observatories, lighthouses, and cities. 

Wednesday Writings: Chapter Two

We are delighted to launch Chapter Two of our digital program, Wednesday Writings. During Chapter Two we will focus on writings by Robert Smithson. Every Wednesday in June we will be publishing a text by Smithson to his collection of writings on our website.

"Nancy Holt / Inside Outside" at Bildmuseet

We are very pleased to announce the exhibition Nancy Holt / Inside Outside launches this June, produced by Bildmuseet, one of Sweden’s foremost contemporary art venues. The exhibition explores the artist’s rich artistic legacy through a selection of works spanning 1967 to 1992. This is the most ambitious exhibition of her work to date. Perceptions and demarcations of being "inside" and "outside" guide this survey exhibition.

Robert Smithson works in "The Power of Wonder" at Museum unter Tage in Bochum, Germany

Works by Robert Smithson will be included in the group exhibition The Power of Wonder: New Materialisms in Contemporary Art at Museum unter Tage in Bochum, Germany. 

Two artworks that Robert Smithson originally made during his time in Germany in 1969 will be on view in the exhibition: Mirror Displacement: Indoors (1969) and Essen Earth  and Mirrors (for Bernd and Hilla Becher) (1969).

"Second Site" by James Nisbet

Author and art historian James Nisbet has recently written a new book titled Second Site, which explores "how environmental change and the passage of time transform the meaning of site-specific art." Second Site examines the effect of changing conditions on a number of site-specific artworks, including both Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (1973-76) and Robert Smithson's 

Discussions On "Sound As Sculpture"

A significant selection of audio works by Nancy Holt are currently on view in the group exhibition Sound as Sculpture at The Warehouse Dallas

The Warehouse is hosting a series of discussions on the exhibition Sound As Sculpture, including one upcoming discussion on Nancy Holt's sound works with Lisa Le Feuvre and James Nisbet this Friday, March 18.