Affirming the value of an intellectually flexible community.

Learning should last a lifetime. By offering free access to lectures, art exhibitions, and study facilities, the Barrick affirms the value of a well-informed and intellectually flexible community. We believe in interdisciplinary cooperation between the visual arts and all other areas of life.

A lecture hall

University Forum Lecture Series

The Barrick hosts the University Forum Lecture Series, a twice-yearly program of visiting academic and professional speakers who discuss an eclectic variety of subjects, from international diplomacy to Baroque harpsichord music. Attendance is free. Talks typically take place in the evening and include a Question and Answer Session. The University Forum Lecture Series is organized by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts.

Children looking at masks mounted on a wall


The Barrick offers docent-led tours to individuals and groups. View the Guided Tours page for more information about guided tours.

Are you a CCSD educator? Learn more about our Bus to the Barrick field trip program.

Man talking to group of children

Bus to the Barrick

Our Bus to the Barrick program enables K-12 CCSD groups to visit the Barrick for free by providing fully funded CCSD buses.

A child painting

Hands-on Workshops

Our hands-on workshops are tailored to give visitors an opportunity to respond to works currently on display. Special workshops may be led by professional artists who will offer guidance about methods and techniques. Participants are able to take their artwork home at the end of each session.