Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Offerings
A message from program director Aurore Giguet:
Museums are vital institutions where education, inspiration, history and creativity are defined and displayed for all to see; they have the power to change the way we see and understand our world. When operated as participatory spaces museums engage and serve their community. Visitors make the museum better when they share their ideas and use the space as a social place. Our job is to create “positive” museum experiences — experiences that are educational, engaging, and social. At the core of these experiences is the belief that art plays a critical role in all aspects of life. We are committed to being a welcoming and engaging place — whether you are an experienced museum goer or a first-time visitor. I hope this spirit resonates throughout the museum and with everything we do. We want visitors to leave feeling inspired and eager to come back. I look forward to seeing you and sharing the Barrick Museum.
Make your own "Found Object Collage". Bring found objects to donate to the ArtBar or use some of ours. Glue and paper provided. Take your collages home or exhibit them in the lobby.
The Barrick regularly presents films as part of its programming.
Children and their adult companions are invited to use their imaginations as they explore our exhibitions and attend Storytime at the Barrick.
Mon.- Fri.: 4-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1-1:30 p.m.
Our conversational tours encourage critical thinking. Tours are available by request, and are subject to staff availability. There is no charge. A minimum of one chaperone for every seven children is required. Tours can be customized.
Artists have always studied works of art for inspiration. Get inspired by the Barrick’s collection and discover the artist within.
Join the Barrick Museum every Saturday for free sketching. Pick up free paper and pencils at our reception desk.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series (Fall Semester Only)
The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. and open to the public at no charge. The lectures are held on the main UNLV campus in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.
The first Friday of each month, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Tours meet at the lobby reception desk.
Experience art with your little one(s) in tow. These guided tours are for moms, dads, and caregivers and are designed to allow you to be mindful of your young ones as you look and talk about art with other adults.
Kids Tours (ages 4–6)
The second Saturday of each month, 1-2 p.m.
You are never too young to learn about art. Bring your tot to the Barrick for a story, a mini-tour and hands-on activity.
The third Saturday of every month, from 3-5 p.m.
Look around the galleries. Think about materials, line, color, and shape - then create your own art (projects vary monthly).
Critique and Conversation
The last Friday of every month 4-5 p.m.
Join the Barrick for informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas. Each month has a different focus. Hosted by Barrick's Collection Manager and artist Alisha Kerlin. Guest speakers and topics to be announced.