An Asian woman appears on a TV monitor hanging on a bare white wall. She is pursing her lips and looking skywards. Her hands are tucked behind her back, and someone standing behind her has looped their arms through the crooks of her elbows so it looks, at first glance, as if their arms belong to her. They are lifting their hands in front of her with the index fingers raised in tandem, pointing upwards.

Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader, Classified Digits, 2016. Single channel video, 5 min 28 sec. Courtesy of the Artist, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles and White Space, Beijing.

An alter-like object hangs on a wall. A neon tube curving around the top of the altar throws purple-pink light over the entire picture. The interior of the altar is filled with the image of someone dressed as Elvis, with sunglasses and a black pompadour.


Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Can’t Help Falling in Love (Featuring Heidi Rider), 2022, Video loop, neon, coated polystyrene, screen, glass. 


Aug. 10, 2023


Fall 2023 Opening Reception

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
September 1, 2023, 5 - 8 p.m.
Remarks start at 6:15.
Join us for a reception at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art as we welcome three new exhibitions: The Emotional Show, Lined and Torn: Paper Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection, and Tailings.
The Emotional Show explores some of the different techniques artists have used to grapple with the amorphous and demanding territory of human emotions. Lined and Torn uses works from the Museum’s permanent collection to survey different methods of looking at paper as an art material. Tailings, an installation created by Jeannie Hua for the Window Gallery, critiques the historic treatment of Chinese American citizens in Tonopah and throughout the American West. 

All three exhibitions—The Emotional Show, Lined and Torn, and Tailings—are on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from August 28, 2023 - March 16, 2024. Entry to the Museum is free. Masks are recommended.


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 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.