Reflecting and Projecting: Twenty Years of Design Excellence
December 10, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Although all of us spend the majority of our lives in and around buildings, few stop to think about why we like certain spaces. What goes into designing great buildings? What kind of physical world do we want to live in? What people, processes, tools and ideas allow us to give form to our aspirations? Everyday our values, ideas and aspirations influence the things we build and the environments we create. Reflecting and Projecting provides a unique opportunity to ponder these important questions while celebrating the great architecture produced by architects in Nevada over the past 20 years.
This exhibition of the AIA Nevada Excellence in Design Award-winning projects from 1994 - 2014 is presented by the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in collaboration with the UNLV School of Architecture, UNLV Galleries and the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
Concurrent with Reflecting and Projecting, the UNLV Architecture Studies Library is displaying Unbuilt Las Vegas and Unbuilt UNLV. The display features twenty unbuilt AIA award submissions in Greater Las Vegas and seven unbuilt projects for UNLV. Several of the submissions are by members of the UNLV School of Architecture faculty and students. The selection will be on display through February 28. Hours for the library and more information is available at library.unlv.edu/arch/.
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