Unseen Selections: Las Vegas Art Museum Collection
February 12–May 14, 2016
Unseen Selections draws from the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection and includes works that have been on long-term loan to The Smith Center. This exhibition includes works by Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms, Billy Al Bengston, Tim Bavington, Shawn Hummel, and David Ryan.
In 2012 the Las Vegas Art Museum (LVAM) collection moved to the Barrick Museum, as part of a partnership between LVAM and UNLV. Works in the collection include national and international artists such as Llyn Foulkes and William T. Wiley, as well as a significant representation of UNLV graduates.
February 12–May 14, 2016
A collection of more than 20 print editions by renowned artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923 - 2015), has been organized by Michele C. Quinn for this exhibition. Kelly was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker who created works of cleanly juxtaposed colors and shapes and is largely considered to be one of the leading abstract artists of the postwar period. The minimal quality of his works should not be confused with being simplistic. The artist discovered a way to translate what he observed -- a shadow on a wall, a curve of a hill, of the space between buildings -- into paintings that drew from reality but became abstractions. All of the works in this exhibition were created during the last two decades of his collaboration with Gemini G.E.L, the now-legendary print workshop located in Los Angeles.
TALK – Printmaking with Ellsworth: A Conversation with Erik Beehn
March 16, 2016, 6–7 p.m.
Spring Semester 2016
Ever wonder what objects from the collection the folks who spend all day at the Museum treasure most? This exhibition features pieces from the Barrick Cultural Collection, the Barrick Art Collection, and the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection. Each hand-selected by members of the Barrick staff who want to share them with you.
Style Moderne: Art Glass from the Ruth and Mel Wolzinger Collection
July 24 – January 23, 2016
This exhibition presents a rich selection of glass objects from the Barrick Museum’s Art Glass Collection, including objects by Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben, Loetz, and Daum Nancy. The collection was built by Ruth Wolzinger, an avid fan and collector of art glass, over the course of 30+ years. She gave the collection to UNLV in 1995 to ensure that this unique art form would be preserved, appreciated and could potentially serve as a teaching tool.