The UNLV Barrick Museum offers a wide variety of programs and experiences that are free and open to the public. We make learning about art fun and intellectually stimulating and encourage deeper experience through close observation, thinking, and discovery. We invite everyone to make themselves at home at the Museum.
Our regular favorites are listed below but check the calendar for special programming and collaborative efforts with local artists and cultural institutions.
Make your own "Found Object Collage". Bring found objects to donate to the ArtBar or use some of ours. Glue and paper provided. Take your collages home or display them in the lobby.
Our conversational tours encourage critical thinking and are available by appointment. Tours are subject to staff availability. A minimum of one chaperone for every seven children is required.
The Barrick regularly presents films as part of its Saturday afternoon programming. Check the calendar to see a list of upcoming screenings.
Saturdays, from 1-1:30 p.m.
Children and their adult companions are invited to use their imaginations as they explore our exhibitions and attend Storytime at the Barrick.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series (Fall Semester Only)
Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. Check the calendar to see a list of upcoming lectures.
The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
The third Thursday of every month, from 4-7 p.m.
Look around the galleries. Think about materials, line, color, and shape – then participate in either a group or individual art-making project (projects vary monthly).
Critique and Conversation
Fridays from 4-5 p.m.
Join the Barrick for occasional informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas. Each conversation will have a different focus relevant to current topics in contemporary art. Hosted by Barrick's Collection Manager and artist Alisha Kerlin. Check the calendar to see a list of upcoming lectures.