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Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection embraces diversity. It encompasses a growing range of contemporary art in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, with a special emphasis on work that considers different aspects of life in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. We house a substantial collection of objects from Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, along with postcolonial masks, retablos, textiles, and examples of the visual arts from ongoing North and South American indigenous traditions. As the collection develops, we increase our ability to provide visitors and researchers with a deeper picture of the arts in our region and beyond.

Las Vegas Art Museum Collection

Las Vegas Art Museum Collection

In 2012, the Las Vegas Art Museum collection moved to the newly renovated Barrick Museum, as part of a partnership between LVAM and UNLV. Works in the collection include national and international artists such as Llyn Foulkes and William T. Wiley, as well as a significant representation of UNLV graduates.

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

The Barrick Museum houses the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 50x50 Collection. In 2010, UNLV was the recipient of 50 contemporary works from the celebrated collectors. Beginning in 1962, New York postal clerk, Herbert Vogel, and his librarian wife, Dorothy, began collecting contemporary works of art. The couple dedicated all of Herb's salary to buying art, and in a few decades had amassed a collection encompassing some 4,000 works. Today, these works form one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America. Motivated by the desire to share their collection with the public, the couple developed a program to gift 50 works to one institution in each of the 50 states, including UNLV. This program became known as Vogel 50x50. The collection includes the work by such notables as Stephen Antonakos, Neil Jenney, Lynda Benglis, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Bettina Werner and Richard Tuttle.