A close-up of a pink and blue picture made from what looks like piped frosting. The frosting (if it is frosting) puffs up in plump blobs and drips in frozen peaks. The objects in the picture are sometimes hard to make out, but most of them appear to be blossoming springtime branches set against a smeary blue sky. Two cartoon eyes look down from the top left of the picture. Whitish shapes on top of the blossoms suggest a host of winged angels holding a yellow crown and staff.

Yvette Mayorga,  #Blessed After The Divine Spouse (El Divino Esposo) ca. 1750 Miguel Cabrera [detail], 2022, Acrylic piping on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and the NMSU Permanent Art Collection. Photo courtesy of Krystal Ramirez. On view now in Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium.

Jun. 3, 2024

New Student Ice Cream Social

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
1–2 p.m.


UNLV’s first-year and transfer students are invited to a free ice cream social at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Organized in partnership with the university’s First Year Experience Team, this event will be a place to make friends, talk to faculty, find out more about university life, explore the Barrick Museum’s latest exhibitions, create some art of your own, and eat a healthy number of popsicles. Bring a friend and make an autobiographical painting or drawing inspired by the artists in Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium.
Painting and drawing materials (and ice cream) will be provided. This New Student Ice Cream Social is presented by First Year Experience, New Student Orientation, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. It will take place in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art lobby on Tuesday, July 30, 2024, from 1–2 p.m. Please RSVP through the online form: tinyurl.com/unlvicecreamsocial 

Questions? Contact the First Year Experience Team at fye@unlv.edu or in person on campus in FDH 552.



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.
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.