Drawing from the Barrick
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present Drawing from the Barrick, a new social media project that invites artists of all ages to create their own interpretations of works from the Barrick’s permanent collections. Everyone, regardless of skill level, is encouraged to participate by tagging us on social media (@unlvmuseum), or using the hashtags, #collectioncontemplation and #drawingfromthebarrick. We'll repost selected images in Stories each Monday afternoon.
Curated and written by museum undergraduate researcher Lauren Dominguez, Drawing from the Barrick is designed to increase interaction between viewers and artworks by introducing the online community to a series of little-seen paintings, sculptures, and prints. The idea for the project came to Dominguez when she realized there were artworks in the collection that the community might not know.
“While studying the Divine Comedy in one of my art history classes I fell in love with the Salvador Dalí prints. I have always been a fan of surrealist art, and I can't believe I had no clue that the campus’ art museum had a copy of Dalí’s illustrations. It really made me begin to wonder what other artworks and resources were available through the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for the community.”
Every Monday morning from January 24, 2022 to May 9, 2022, a picture of an artwork from Dominguez’s selection will be posted on the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s Instagram (@unlvmuseum). The curator will share her reaction to the piece, inviting the audience to consider the artwork in a new light before using it as inspiration for a new work of their own.
“My wish is for people to have a dedicated time every week to make art and to be able to interact with other artists in the community,” Dominguez says. “I have always loved art, and once I began my internship at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, I tried to use it as an opportunity to leave a mark.”
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
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 the most racially diverse university 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).
ABOUT THE curator
Born in Las Vegas, Lauren Dominguez's interest in science and the visual arts has inspired her to double major in studio arts and art history at UNLV. A lover of music as well, she won a high school orchestra award for playing cello. Currently working as an Undergraduate Research Intern at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Dominguez hopes to pursue a career in art conservation.