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Exhibition: Painted Pictures

Posted: March 25, 2014

Jerry Lewis, "Untitled". Kodak Color Photo, 3 1/2 x 5 in.

Jerry Lewis: Painted Pictures 

May 9 - September 27, 2014

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is pleased to host PAINTED PICTURES, an exhibition of original photographs by famed actor/director/comedian/singer/ philanthropist, Jerry Lewis. The legacy of Jerry Lewis is undeniable in the history of film and entertainment; his influence has been multi-generational.  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. “The photographs are as engaging and contemporary as any photographic work that might be created today” explains the exhibition curator Michele C. Quinn, MCQ Fine Art.  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”. 

As a complement to this extraordinary event, the Barrick Museum will also host the Jerry Lewis Film Festival.  The museum will present weekly screenings of films by Jerry Lewis. The Nutty Professor, commemorating the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release, will kick-off the Festival on Thursday, May 15 at 6p in the UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium.  Each week a different film will be viewed, the full schedule to be announced separately. A retrospective of original film posters that document the history of the more than 50 films by Jerry Lewis, will also be on view.  The films are free to the public.