Various artworks - photographs, sculptures, a long piece of pale textile - hang on a pair of white walls in a large open indoor space.

Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home curated by Dr. Erika Abad (Installation view by Chloe Bernardo) 

Oct. 3, 2022

A Womb of Their Own: Viewing and Panel Discussion

October 21, 2022, 6 p.m.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art 
Please note that this film screening will only be open to UNLV students, staff, and faculty. 

Join us for a documentary that sensitively investigates the experience of pregnancy in a masculine-identifying body. A Womb of Their Own follows the journeys of six individuals whose powerful adventures in birthing and childrearing challenge binary gender norms in both mainstream culture and the LGBTQ+ community. Womb is directed by psychotherapist Cyn Lubow, a gender-complicated parent and one of the film’s subjects.

The screening will be followed by an in-depth discussion panel featuring transgender LGBTQ+ activist Frankie Perez, and Cristina Hernandez, Project Manager in the UNLV School of Public Health. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Erika Abad, curator of Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home, an exhibition that explores gender, race, and family. 

The screening will take place at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 21st, with the panel discussion starting at 7:30. Masks are recommended. Entry is free.  Refreshments will be served. Parking on the UNLV campus is free after 1 p.m. on Fridays.

This event is sponsored by the UNLV School of Public Health. A Womb of Their Own will be screened courtesy of UNLV Lied Library. Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home is presented in partnership with the Weaving Our Cultures Arts Festival.

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 United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive 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 (UNLV).

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.

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.