A digital illustration of a pink-colored space where a series of frames stands upright in a row. Each frame is roughly triangular, rising from a pair of short legs into a sharp point. Plank-like struts emerge horizontally from some of the frames and jut off to the side. Some of these struts are attached to the peaks of the frames while others emerge from lower down, at the tops of the little ‘legs.’

Circle of Introspective Agency. Image courtesy of Thomas Putzier

Jan. 6, 2023


Circle of Introspective Agency

January 28, 2023, starting 1 p.m.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art West Gallery


Experience a new community engagement piece facilitated by The Neon Museum’s current artist-in-residence, Thomas Putzier. Titled Circle of Introspective Agency, the work is a continuation of a multi-year project that was first exhibited as a public intervention for radical acceptance on a frozen lake in Minneapolis, MN, at the public arts festival Art Shanty Projects. Putzier’s project provides a public platform for introspective discussion. This partnership program with The Neon Museum is free and is supported in part by Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, National Endowment for the Arts, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Circle of Introspective Agency will take place on Saturday, January 28th in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s West Gallery. The gathering will start at 1 p.m. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/513438868477 Admission to the Museum is free. Face masks are recommended. All are welcome. 


The Neon Museum
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds space for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse universities in the United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

All of the museum’s galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Services such as sign language interpretation can be arranged. Please contact the museum to discuss your needs: barrick.museum@unlv.edu, 702-895-3381.

Find Us
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessed from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and terminates in a parking lot. The Museum will be on your right, next to a desert landscape garden. 
Visitors may park in metered, staff, and student spots free of charge after 7 pm on weekdays, 1 pm on Fridays, and all day Saturday.
Daily, weekly, or monthly permits can be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services.
Metered parking spaces for visitors can be found in the parking lot outside the Barrick’s entrance, along East Harmon Ave, and in the lot behind the Lied Library. Other metered green zones are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue Parking Garage and parking areas throughout campus. Download the “PayByPhone Parking” app from Google Play or the iTunes app store.