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Current Exhibitions

Jerry Lewis: Painted Pictures

May 9–September 27, 2014

PAINTED PICTURES, features original photographs by famed actor/director/comedian/singer/ philanthropist, Jerry Lewis. An avid and obsessive photographer throughout his entire lifetime, Jerry Lewis created this unique body of work during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Known to always have a camera by his side, his knowledge and use of the camera as a vehicle for expression is notably extraordinary. It is the strength of these works that allows this multi-talented entertainer to add the title of “artist/photographer”. The exhibition is curated by Michele C. Quinn, MCQ Fine Art.

As a complement to "Painted Pictures", the Barrick Museum will host the Jerry Lewis Film Festival.

The museum will present weekly screenings of films by Jerry Lewis. The Nutty Professor, commemorating the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release, will kick-off the Festival on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. in the UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium. Each week a different film will be viewed, the full schedule to be announced separately. The films are free to the public. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available.

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Opening October 3rd, 6 p.m. through November 26, 2014

The third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, "PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program".

The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.

Participating artists include: Catherine Borg, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; Dean Burton of Reno, photography; Shan Michael Evans of Las Vegas, digital media and animation; Stephen Hendee, formerly of Las Vegas, textiles; Zoltan Janvary of Reno, printmaking and drawing; Robert Morrison of Reno, sculpture; Candace Nicol of Reno, printmaking; Nolan Preece of Reno, chemigram printing; Heather Protz of Las Vegas, photography; Tamara Scronce of Reno, mixed media and sculpture; Christine Siemens, formerly of Las Vegas, photography; and Mary Warner, formerly of Las Vegas, painting.

PANORAMA, an exhibition offered by the Nevada Arts Council, is based on an arts program that is rare in America, the artist fellowship. Here, we are reminded that both the fellowship program and PANORAMA, the touring exhibition that unfolds across Nevada, are exquisite examples of cultural democracy in action.

Braunstein Gallery

Yesterday & Today

Curated by Aurore Giguet "Yesterday& Today" demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the native peoples of southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery from the Barrick’s cultural collection as well as objects from the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; The Lost City Museum; Nevada Arts Council; and works by contemporary artists and artisans.

Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico

The images in this exhibition represent more than a group of small religious paintings. They embody the complicated artistic nature of Christian iconography, symbolism and private/public forms of devotion that were established in Mexico as the norm by the nineteenth century. Objects on display include ex-votos and retablos (small tin oil paintings presented as offerings in churches and sacred sites), wooden sculptures and milagros (small hand crafted silver offerings). These objects are the visual result of 400 years of private/public devotional practices that begun to take shape in Mexico after 1521. Their importance resides in the intricacies of the miracles narrated, the intended reception, and the type of information they reveal about private/public devotional practices in Mexico before and after the independence of 1821.