Three oval-shaped artworks hang on a white wall. They are all gorgeously pink and white, with gold frames. These lush, drippy pictures look as if they have been piped onto the ovals like cake frosting. Each one represents a small scene where people visit a grand hall, recline on beds of beautiful flowers, or pray in a bedroom.

(from Left to Right) Yvette Mayorga, The Pilgrimage to Plateros, 2022, Acrylic piping on canvas; #Blessed After The Divine Spouse (El Divino Esposo) ca. 1750 Miguel Cabrera, 2022, Acrylic piping on canvas; The Divine Girl, 2022, Car wrap vinyl and acrylic piping on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and the NMSU Permanent Art Collection. Image courtesy of the artist.




Mar. 28, 2024

Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
April 19, 2024, 5 - 8 p.m.


We invite you to join us on Friday, March 19, as we celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions. These exhibitions will place Las Vegas artists in conversation with their national peers as they investigate contemporary ideas about motherhood, design, and Latin American art history.

They will showcase a wealth of mediums, from tender figure drawing and Pop portrait painting to innovative video works and a walk-in installation of consummate cake-frosting pinkness. In Relation features unconventional, and sometimes funny, visualizations of motherhood, while P0RTAL energizes the Barrick’s Window Gallery with cutting-edge graphic design, and Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium brings together Latinx artists from around North America in a brilliant and moving curation by Dr. Emmanuel Ortega (Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas at the University of Illinois at Chicago).

Highlights include Lolita Develay’s reimagining of Gustave Courbet’s infamous 1866 masterpiece, L'Origine du monde; Justin Favela’s inimitable giant sculptures reflecting the changing faces of Las Vegas shopping malls; and a collaboration between New York-based artist Guadalupe Maravilla and Daniel Vilchis of Mexico City, a fourth-generation practitioner of the traditional art of ex-voto painting. 

In Relation, P0RTAL, and Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from April 19 – November 23, 2024.


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.