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

Andreana Donahue, Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, Nicolas Shake

May 26 – September 16, 2017

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Tested Ground, a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. 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

What does it mean to pick something up? How do we negotiate the interaction between ourselves and the universe? 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 anthropological objects from the Barrick Collection. The title of the exhibition has been taken from a moment in the 2016 Australian Football League Grand Final when the players hesitated because they wrongly believed that Swans player Gary Rohan was about to receive a free kick. “Playon, Gary,” shouted one of the umpires, “play on.” That period of isolated calm seems to suggest the singularity of these complex hesitations.

Braunstein Gallery

Masking, curated by Karen Roop

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. Karen Roop's enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the Fall semester.

"Casey

Auditorium

Casey Roberts

"Sometimes I Dream of Myself As Two People"

May 26 - September 16, 2017

Working in video, painting and cyanotype, Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts creates contemplative tableaux-like depictions of the tense dichotomy between mankind and the natural world. His esoteric visual fantasies conceal an imaginative playfulness under a veil of mystery.

"Katarina

UNLV's Baepler Xeric 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 UNLV's Baepler Xeric Garden, her Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic charts constellations of visible and invisible phenomena in the surrounding city. Jerinic has exhibited work nationally, internationally, and in many locations throughout New York City, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum, Queens, and BRIC, Brooklyn. She is a 2017 Workspace Resident at BAXTER ST at Camera Club of New York.

Future Exhibitions

Braunstein Gallery

Masking, curated by Karen Roop

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. Karen Roop's enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the Fall semester.

East Gallery

Preservation, curated by Aurora Tang

Sept. 29, 2017 - January 20, 2018

West Gallery

Liminal, curated by Shelly Volsche

Sept. 29, 2017 - January 20, 2018