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.
October 3 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".
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.
Jerry Lewis: Painted Pictures
May 9 through 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.
Untitled, 1970. Color Photo. 11" x 14". | Image
Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico
March 27 through September 15, 2014
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.
Pre-Columbian Sacrifice: The Burden of the Elite
May 9 through March 28, 2014
This student-produced exhibition explores the central themes of ritual sacrifice, feasting, blood letting, and the ancient ballgame using artifacts from the Dr. Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection of Pre-Columbian Art.
Sound & Video Installation: Derivative Presence by Yasmina Chavez & Javier Sanchez
Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden
Marjorie Barrick Museum
May 5 & June 21, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Located inside Emergency Arts
520 Fremont Street
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May 23 – June 21, 2014
Derivative Presence is an exhibit about what "presence" means in this day and age. We no longer only exist in an interpersonal physical form or "face-to-face". Through social media a post means "here". This project explores what it is to be present now, which pertains to the unawareness of our pervasive presence forever accessible in a digital condition.
"Derivative Presence" will run in two locations for the duration of the exhibit. Randomly searched and found youtube videos of people communicating directly to their audience will be exhibited inside TastySpace Gallery as an invasive spatial installation. The original sound corresponding to those videos will fill the Xeric Garden environment at the Marjorie Barrick Museum creating an isolating sound experience.
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Art for Art's Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva, Ali Smith as well as a number of artists who have resided or currently reside in Las Vegas including David Ryan, Tim Bavington, Brian Porray (born in LV), Thomas Burke, Yek and Jason Adkins allow us to revive Whistler's ideal that art should "appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye."
This exhibition is curated by Billie Milam Weisman, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Funding has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan
October 11 through December 20, 2013
The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the Marjorie Barrick Museum are proud to join The Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada and the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Japan in the Southwestern debut of this internationally touring exhibition. Featuring forty-two works from eleven Japanese artists, some internationally known, some relatively obscure, Passage to the Future is a tight yet broad-ranging demonstration of contemporary Japanese art, a sampling of sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware, and installation work.
The Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection
July 12 through September 28, 2013
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. The award-winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki, will be playing in the Barrick Museum to accompany the exhibition. The film tells the extraordinary story of the Vogels.
The Kent Bicentennial Portfolio: Spirit of Independence
July 12 through Sept. 28, 2013
The Spirit of Independence contains lithographs and screen prints by well known artists including: Alexander Calder, Alex Katz, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Colleen Browning, and Marisol Escobar. The works were created in response to the question,”What does independence mean to me?