Collections + Archives


The collection and archives include works and documents from the high desert of Los Angeles. By combining all artistic genres into one collection – from painting, sculpture, video art, performance and computer-based works to music -the placekeeping collection provides deeper insights into historical events, and provides a diverse range of perspectives on art, place, and historical narratives of the Antelope Valley and county of Los Angeles.

Collection highlights include: Antelope Valley local, national, and international artist archives, the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony, Tropico Gold Mine, Happy Bottom Riding Club, Laguna del Diablo, El Mirage, California City, the Hat Farm, and other Mojave desert sites and lore.