looking out across a vast flat desert plain we see a circle of wheel tracks created by a vehicle. The vehicle itself is absent.

Marisa J. Futernick, Mirage (film still), 2023, Single-channel HD video with sound, 24:19 

Mar. 16, 2023


A Tour of Modern Desert Markings with Nevadans for Cultural Preservation
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
March 25, 2023, 1 p.m.

Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art is a testament to the enduring relevance of Southern Nevada’s Land Art heritage. On Saturday, March 25, you’re invited to enjoy a free curatorial tour of Modern Desert Markings hosted by Nevadans for Cultural Preservation (NVFCP), the exhibition’s co-producers. Katie Hoffman, the president of NVFCP and an archaeological preservation specialist, will lead the tour accompanied by Rayette Martin, an archaeological educator and the organization’s executive director. Together they will give insights into the project and explain their vision for the conservation of this vital cultural resource.

Visit the NVFCP website to RSVP.

The tour begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art is on view at the Museum from March 14 - July 8, 2023. 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: barrick.museum@unlv.edu, 702-895-3381.


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.