TV monitors and framed artworks hang on the walls of a large room with wooden floors. Two long, thin transparent troughs lit with artificial lights and half-filled with earth and plants are stationed on tall stands in the foreground. Pedestals and benches are visible behind them.

Modern Desert Markings installation view featuring art by Jen Urso, nicholas b jacobsen, and Paula Jacoby-Garrett. Photo: Becca Schwartz/UNLV Creative Services

May. 23, 2023


Modern Desert Markings Artist Symposium

June 8, 2023
Starts 6 p.m.


Listen in on the team from Modern Desert Markings as they take us behind the scenes of the exhibition. Curators Katie Hoffman and Hikmet Sidney Loe will be talking with a range of artists and poets who were commissioned to create new work in response to five historic Land Art sites in Southern Nevada. Hear about their site visits to the locations of these important artworks as well as their thoughts on Land Art and preservation.


Rayette Martin, executive director NVFCP
Katie Hoffman, curator Modern Desert Markings
Hikmet Sidney Loe, curator Modern Desert Markings

Ms. AyeVee

Visual Artists:
Mark Brest van Kempen 
Emily Budd
Adriana Chavez
Marisa J. Futernick
Michael Dax Iacovone
nicholas b jacobsen
Paula Jacoby-Garrett
Keeva Lough
Rachelle Reichert
Jen Urso


This free online Artist Symposium will start at 6 p.m. PST on Thursday, June 8.  To gain access to the talk please RSVP at:

Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art is on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from March 14 - July 8, 2023. The exhibition was developed in partnership with Nevadans for Cultural Preservation. Entry is free. Masks are recommended. This programming is supported in part by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.



About Nevadans for Cultural Preservation
Nevadans for Cultural Preservation (NVFCP) is a Southern Nevada-based 501c3 non-profit organization that provides educational services and assistance with protecting cultural resources through field projects, public outreach events, and print and social media. Visit them at


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.