Nancy Holt


Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938 – February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art. Throughout her career, Holt also produced works in other media, including film and photography. Since 2018, her legacy has been cared for by Holt/Smithson Foundation.

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Land artist and film- and video maker is best known for her monumental work "Sun Tunnels," which is installed in the Great Basin Desert in northwest Utah.

Country of birth

United States


Artist, conceptual artist, photographer, sculptor, video artist

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Nancy Holt, Nancy Louise Holt

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