A black and white drawing of the upper portion of a rectangular building in front of a cloudy sky. An awning protrudes from the front of the building over a black window. Letters along the side of the building read "Tortas."

Justin Favela, Archi-props after Ed Ruscha (detail), 2020, Set of eight lithographs on lightweight Rives BFK. Published by Test Site Projects.

Mar. 16, 2023


Spring 2023 Opening Reception
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
March 24, 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: Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land ArtAm I Your Type, and Crowd Burst

Modern Desert Markings considers five historic works of Southern Nevada Land Art through the perspectives of ten contemporary artists. Am I Your Type is a group exhibition centered around the artistic possibilities of text and typefaces, while Crowd Burst is a new mixed media photographic installation by Las Vegas artist Heather Protz.

After introductory remarks from the Museum, curators Katie Hoffman and Hikmet Sidney Loe will talk about the process of creating Modern Desert Markings. Las Vegas poet Ms.AyeVee will then read new poetry inspired by her encounters with Land Art sites. 

The reception will run from 5 - 8 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 24, with remarks beginning at 6:15. All three exhibitions—Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land ArtAm I Your Type, and Crowd Burst—are on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from March 14 - July 8, 2023. Entry to the Museum is free. Masks are recommended. 

Modern Desert Markings is co-produced by Nevadans for Cultural Preservation.



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.