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Current Exhibitions

John Millei: If 6 Turned Out To Be 9, Selected Work

March 20 – June 6, 2015

This is the first time for Millei’s bold and painterly large scale paintings to be shown in Las Vegas. The California based artist has maintained an extensive career with exhibitions of his work seen throughout the U.S. and in Europe. His critically recognized paintings have been described as a mixture with historical roots and contemporary application. The Las Vegas exhibition is courtesy of George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco.

Millei has collaborated on two occasions with the late poet Robert Creeley and his work is documented in two shorts by Full Figured Films, "Maritime" and "Woman in a Chair”. He is adjunct Professor of Painting at Claremont University and serves on the Fine Art Faculty of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

For more information about John Millei, visit George Lawson Gallery or the artist's website.

In The News

John Millei's deliberate confidence gives his work gravitational pull - Dawn-Michelle Baude, Las Vegas Weekly, March 26, 2015

Deborah Aschheim: Kennedy Obession

March 20 – June 6, 2015

Aschheim, noted for her installations, brings to the museum a new series of drawings. The drawings, made from photographs found at historical archives, are of people responding to the presence and loss of President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. The drawings are intended to reveal viewer’s memories of the past to help understand the present. Aschheim will serve as Artist-in-Residence for the UNLV Department of Art until the end of the semester.

For more information about Deborah Aschheim and her work, visit the artist's website.

In The News

The memory, history and myth behind Deborah Aschheim's Drawings - Kristen Peterson, Las Vegas Weekly, March 18, 2015

Upcoming Exhibitions

David Sanchez Burr: Citizen Speak Description (Lobby)

April 27 - May 20, 2015

The Neon Museum inaugurates it's Artist-in-Residence program with Las Vegas-based artist David Sanchez Burr (UNLV MFA '09). His work, titled citizen speak, will be built and exhibited in the Neon Museum’s North Gallery on April 18 and 19, before being transferred to the Barrick Museum.

A partnership between the Neon Museum and the Barrick Museum, the residency calls for artist-parents to create work inspired and enjoyed by their children—and, by extension, children of all ages. The first part of the project is housed at the Neon Museum and the second part at the Barrick.

Citizen speak is an interactive work of art involving audio and video media, modified specifically for children. For this project, Sanchez Burr created a portable version of his project nowhereradio, which began in 2011 as part of a personal journey to produce an artwork that would encourage meaning and interactivity with the audience as a social event and broadcast.

For more information about the artists and partnership, please visit the event page.

Recent Acquisitions

June 19 – September 19, 2015

This exhibition brings together recently acquired works to the Barrick Museum and Las Vegas Art Museum collections. Many of the artists included in Recent Acquisitions have ties to Las Vegas, including Brian Porray, Rita Deanin Abbey, Angela Kallus, Robert Beckman, Yek, Sush Machida, Thomas Burke, Justin Favela, and Eric Beehn. As a cross section of the diverse practices pursued by contemporary artists this exhibition reaffirms the Barrick’s commitment to collecting art of the present. The vast majority of the works will be on display for the first time since entering the Museum’s collections.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

June 19 – September 19, 2015

Beginning in 1962, New York postal clerk, Herbert Vogel, and his librarian wife, Dorothy, began collecting contemporary works of art. The couple dedicated all of Herb's salary to buying art, and in a few decades had amassed a collection encompassing some 4,000 works. Today, these works form one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America. Motivated by the desire to share their collection with the public, the couple developed a program to gift 50 works to one institution in each of the 50 states, including UNLV. This program became known as Vogel 50x50. The collection includes the work by such notables as Stephen Antonakos, Neil Jenney, Lynda Benglis, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Bettina Werner and Richard Tuttle.

Braunstein Gallery

Yesterday & Today

October 3–May 30, 2015

Curated by Aurore Giguet "Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making by the Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone in 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 Folklife Archives-Nevada Arts Council, and works by contemporary artists Loretta Burden, Fawn Douglas, and Everett Pickyavit.

In this exhibition, objects are looked at as works of a continued vitality, not as archaeological or unearthed anthropological objects. These objects provide a connection to the beliefs and traditions of their makers and owners. They become visible manifestations; they encode, keep, or convey particular types of information that continue to shape the indigenous peoples of Nevada

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.