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

2021 Research Fellow: Scout Hutchinson

We are pleased to announce the second of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Scout Hutchinson.

Scout Hutchinson is a recent graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, where she earned an MA in Art History. She has provided curatorial support to art institutions including deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts; the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; the Jewish Museum in New York; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum at the University of Oklahoma, where she is currently a Mellon Curatorial Intern.

2021 Research Fellow: Ali Ismail Karimi

We are pleased to announce the first of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Ali Ismail Karimi.

Ali Ismail Karimi’s Research Fellowship will focus on Robert Smithson’s 1966 works Grave Mounds with Object and Proposal for a Monument on the Red Sea and the relationship of Smithson’s work to the landscapes of the Middle East.

"Revolve" Screening in The Kitchen's Carlotta Schoolman Video Viewing Room

Nancy Holt's video Revolve is available to stream online through The Kitchen's Video Viewing Room celebrating the work of Carlotta Schoolman. Founded in 1971, The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, The Kitchen is hosting a series of conversations with artists with accompanying Video Viewing Rooms.