June 19 – October 10, 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, Jason Adkins, Phil Argent, Robert Beckmann, Erik Beehn, Mark Brandvik, Thomas Burke, Patricia Burns, Carole Caroompas, Kevin Chupik, Sam Davis, Jack Endewelt, Justin Favela, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Shawn Hummel, Daniel Habegger, Angela Kallus, Danielle 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
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.