Two people stand in front of a wall of artworks with their backs to the camera. One of them is shining a flashlight onto the piece in front of them: a square map decorated with small three-dimensional objects in different colors. Text on the wall above them reads: “… cial Topics in Art History: Land Art, Mappi …”

Installation view of the WorkShop Gallery in Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art. Photo: Becca Schwartz/UNLV Creative Services

Apr. 24, 2023

A Conversation with the Curators of Modern Desert Markings 

April 30, 2023
8:30 a.m.

How did Modern Desert Markings begin? Who made that row of altered maps in the WorkShop Gallery? Listen in as curators Katie Hoffman and Hikmet Sidney Loe tell us more about the aims of the exhibition, outlining the role of Loe’s students and explaining the significance of Southern Nevada’s historic Land Art.

We’ll be talking to them at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, on KUNV 91.5. Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art is on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art until July 8. The exhibition is produced in partnership with Nevadans for Cultural Preservation.



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 universities in the U.S., we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for everyone to develop a deeper 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.


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.



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.