A group of people in a desert landscape dressed in brightly colored costumes

Notes for Tomorrow, an exhibition by the Independent Curators International ( INVASORIX, Nadie aquí es ilegal | Here No One Is Illegal, 2014, video. INVASORIX (cc) by-
sa 4.0.) 

a group of four people posing for the camera. two of them are twins (left) next to their mother and grandmother

Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home (From left to right, Erika Gisela Abad, PhD, Melissa Victoria Abad Ph.D., Margarita Rivera, and Aurea Gisela Abad pose before leaving the Drs. Abad at Deerfield Academy for their first year of high school,  9/7/97)

Aug. 10, 2022

Join us at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art as we celebrate the arrival of our latest exhibitions: Notes for Tomorrow, Making Room, Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home, and a new installation by Nanda Sharifpour in the Window Gallery. Together, these exhibitions highlight painting, photography, sculpture, video, and more by artists from around the globe. Dr. Erika Abad, the curator of Two Cultures, One Family, will be with us to talk about the process of assembling her show, giving insights into the journey from a concept to the final installation. Our ongoing exhibition of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres candy spill artwork Untitled (L.A.) will also be on view.

This opening event takes place at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, September 2nd, 2022, with remarks beginning at 6:30 p.m. Masks are recommended. Parking after 1 p.m. on Fridays is free. Please contact the Museum at 702-895-331 or barrick.museum@unlv.edu by Wednesday, August 31st, if you will need accommodations such as ASL interpretation. 


Notes for Tomorrow 
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present Notes for Tomorrow, an exhibition conceived in 2020 by the New York-based curatorial organization Independent Curators International (ICI). The exhibition, which features artworks selected by thirty curators based in twenty-five countries around the world, reflects on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this cultural moment of transition, each work is a source of inspiration from the recent past and a guiding perspective for the future. More information
 
Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home 
The Weaving Our Cultures Arts Festival (WoCAF) and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art proudly present Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home. With this exhibition, curator Dr. Erika Abad brings together artists who invite us to ask questions about family/kinship, reproductive justice, gender, and bicultural intergenerational dynamics. More information 
 
Making Room: Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art reopens its newly renovated West Gallery with a curation that highlights an array of recent acquisitions and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Museum joining the UNLV College of Fine Arts in 2012. Making Room maps out where the Barrick has been in the past and where it wants to go in the future. More information
 
"Untitled" (L.A.) 

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present “Untitled” (L.A.), an exhibition that focuses on a single artwork of the same name by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled” (L.A.) uses quotes from the artist, his critics, and his friends to highlight the generous ambiguity of this enigmatic ‘candy spill' piece. How many different ways can we approach it? As a process of institutional gift-giving, as a subversive tweaking of the museum as an institution, as a response to the materiality of Minimalism, as an embodiment of ideas he absorbed from Walter Benjamin, as a memorial to his great love, Ross Laycock (1959 - 1991, a victim of the AIDS virus), or as all of these and more? More information 

Meanwhile, a few feet away from you
Nanda Sharifpour uses our fascination with on-screen imagery to draw attention to the natural elements we pass by in our everyday lives. In the past, her practice has focused on the role that plants play in contemporary society, using them both as metaphorical presences and as beings in their own right. She calls her installation “a collaboration with nature.” This exhibition takes place in the Window Gallery, a small gallery space on the outside wall of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. It’s the perfect home for compact exhibitions that can be viewed at any time, even when the Barrick isn’t open.

About 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 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).

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. Directions here. 
 
Parking
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. 
 
Contact
www.unlv.edu/barrickmuseum
barrick.museum@unlv.edu
702-895-3381