The huge form of a snarling jaguar's head rises out of the median strip of an ordinary suburban road. The bright blues and reds of the head stand out against the monochromatic stucco wall of the building behind it. The sun shines down from a clear sky.

Miguel Rodriguez, Jaguar, 2016. Photographed by Becca Schwartz. 

Oct. 17, 2023

Dry Heat: Issue 3 Launch Event

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6 - 7p.m.


To celebrate the publication of Dry Heat: Issue 3, we're holding a launch event with readings from some of the writers (Scott Dickensheets, Chase R. McCurdy) and an introduction from the guest editor, Jennifer Kleven. Dry Heat: Issue 3 explores the theme of public art, with new essays by Sapira Cheuk, Dickensheets, Sarah Lohman, McCurdy, and Laurens Tan. Should we think of casino buffets as public art? Can public art make us feel more at home in the city where we live? And do the artists who make it get paid enough?

To find out, join us in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium from 6 -7 p.m. on Tuesday, October, 24. Free copies of Dry Heat issues 2 and 3 will be available. This event is free and open to everyone. 

Issues 2 and 3 of Dry Heat are supported in part by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Miguel Rodriguez’s Jaguar was photographed by Becca Schwartz.




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:, 702-895-3381.


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 Marjorie 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.