Exhibitions

Our rotating calendar of exhibitions aims to stimulate a deep consideration of the visual arts among visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Current Exhibitions

"Tested

East Gallery

Tested Ground

May 26 – September 16, 2017

From the firing range imagery of photographer Alexa Hoyer, to the anthropological trash project of Jenny Odell - from Joan Linder’s meticulous radioactive waste site drawings, to Nicolas Shake’s and Andreana Donahue’s investigations of desert debris and urban artifacts - Tested Ground represents a thought-provoking cross-examination of the American landscape.

"Gary

West Gallery

Play on, Gary, Play on, curated by D.K. Sole

May 26 - September 16, 2017

Play On, Gary, Play On is a meditation on the point in time between an action being anticipated and the moment when it is carried out. Imaginatively it reinterprets the delay through a series of objects: a wooden wall sculpture by the New York artist Richard Francisco, an assembly of traditional Mexican masks, and a number of rarely-seen historical objects from the Barrick Collection. Curated by D.K. Sole.

Braunstein Gallery

Masking

January 27 – December 16, 2017

This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Curated by Karen Roop.

"Casey

Auditorium

Casey Roberts

"Sometimes I Dream of Myself As Two People and Other Stories"

May 26 - September 16, 2017. Screening times: Tuesdays (11- 12pm), Friday and Saturday (1-4pm) and by appointment

The Barrick is screening three of Robert's short films: I Think I Know What the Problem Is (2012), Sometimes I Dream of Myself as Two People (2015), and The Bird Sessions (2016).

"Katarina

Garden

Katarina Jerinic

Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic

May 26 - January 20, 2018

New York artist Katarina Jerinic intervenes in built environments with site-specific photography, mixed-media projects, and public installations. Located in the Baepler Xeric Garden and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art lobby, her Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic charts constellations of visible and invisible phenomena in the surrounding city.

Future Exhibitions

East Gallery

Preservation

Sept. 29, 2017 - January 20, 2018, Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 (5 - 9 p.m.)

This project explores aspects of preservation–of land, legacies, histories, and the biological. The exhibition includes international contemporary artists Adam Bateman, Laurie Brown, Moritz Fehr, Cayetano Ferrer, Brigid McCaffrey, Ian James, Candice Lin, Ocean Earth, Marina Pinsky, Gala Porras-Kim, and Max Hooper Schneider, and is curated by Aurora Tang. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowent for the Arts, a federal agency.

"Art

Grant Hall Gallery

Colosseum
Moritz Fehr

Sept. 29, 2017–Oct. 11, 2017
Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 (5–9 p.m.)

Moritz Fehr works in sound, experimental film, and photography to create immersive installations. Colosseum is a stereoscopic 3D film that uses image and sound to transport the viewer to a former open pit gold and copper mine, pulling the viewer into its spiral. This piece is part of the exhibition Preservation, on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art's East Gallery.

West Gallery

liminal

Sept. 29, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 (5–9 p.m.)

To be "liminal" means to be at the threshold or border of something-- a physical space, an ideology or concept, or even between categories of identity. The works in this exhibition invite viewers to ponder the ways in which they are "in between" and what this liminal state truly means. Curated by Shelly Volsche, Visiting Lecturer COLA 100E; Doctoral Student, Dept. of Anthropology.

Braunstein Gallery

Masking

January 27 – December 16, 2017

This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Curated by Karen Roop.

"Map

Garden

Katarina Jerinic

Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic

May 26 - January 20, 2018

New York artist Katarina Jerinic intervenes in built environments with site-specific photography, mixed-media projects, and public installations. Located in the Baepler Xeric Garden and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art lobby, her Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic charts constellations of visible and invisible phenomena in the surrounding city.

"Red

Auditorium

Center for Land Use Interpretation

Waiting for the Flood: Red Rock Detention Basin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sept. 29, 2017–Jan. 20, 2018

This recent video from the Center For Land Use Interpretation’s research into the flood control structures of Las Vegas offers viewers a quietly dramatic perspective on an essential but overlooked aspect of the city’s architectural ingenuity. Not only an experience in its own right, it also introduces us to the subject of Preservation’s sister show, Center for Land Use Interpretation: Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas, on view at UNLV’s Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery from 9/29/17–11/11/17.

"Flood

Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

Center for Land Use Interpretation

Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas

Sept. 29, 2017–Nov. 11, 2017
Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 (5–9 p.m.)

The nation’s supreme desert city, Las Vegas lies in a riverless valley, baking in the sun. When it rains, storms can be sudden and strong, generating flash floods that threaten the city. Defense against this attack has grown with the expanding urban land itself, and there are now more than 100 detention basins in and around Las Vegas. They are massive marginal sculptures of aridity and stasis, waiting for the flood. This exhibition features recent photography and video from the Center for Land Use Interpretation. For more related works, visit the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art's exhibition Preservation.