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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 Obsession

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.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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. 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.

Artists: Rita Abbey, ŸJason Adkins, ŸPhil Argent, ŸRobert Beckmann, ŸErik Beehn, Mark Brandvik, Thomas Burke, ŸPatricia Burns, ŸCarole Caroompas, ŸKevin Chupik, Sam Davis, ŸJack Endewelt, ŸJustin Favela, ŸSush Machida Gaikotsu, ŸShawn Hummel, Daniel Habegger, ŸAngela Kallus, ŸDanielle Kelly, Wendy Kveck, Brian Porray, Michael Reafsnyder, Javier Sanchez, David Sanchez-Burr, Marshall Scheuttle, Rachel Stiff, Nicolas Shake, Brent Sommerhauser, Erin Stellmon, John Stoelting, Marty Walsh, Yek, Brian Zimmerman

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.

Artists: Stephen Antonakos, Charles Clough, Neil Jenney, Steve Keister, Mark Kostabi, Joseph Nechvatal, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Richard Tuttle, Bettina Werner

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.