"Art for Art's Sake" Barrick Museum Opening ReceptionWhen: Jan. 30, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Campus Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum / Harry Reid Center
Office/Remote Location: Main Gallery
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Exhibition will be open from Jan. 30–April 26
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.
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Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m.
Sat.: Noon-5 p.m.
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Name: UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum
Office: MSM 135
Event Sponsor: UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
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