Exhibitions Archive

  • Dec. 5, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2020
    Art from the exhibit

    Stars on the Ground: Works by John Torreano

    December 5 - January 11, 2020, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Curatorial Research Presentation Thursday, December 5, 2019  |  4:00 pm  Artist's Reception & Curator's Welcome Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  3:00 - 5:00 pm  Remarks at 4 pm. Meet the artist and Weston J. Naef, Curator Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum Free parking on the UNLV campus  If Las Vegas is a city of chance, what are...
  • Aug. 1, 2019 to Sep. 25, 2019
    Thomas, Oil on linen

    Dry Wit

    The Nevada Humanities Exhibition Series, opens a new exhibition, Dry Wit, on August 1, 2019 in partnership with the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The exhibition, which will be on display at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas from August 1– September 25, 2019, is co-curated by the Barrick staff. Bringing together painting, sculpture, illustration,...
  • Apr. 12, 2019 to Aug. 3, 2019
    Art piece by Ramiro Gomez

    Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez | Sorry for the Mess

      Opening Reception: April 12, 2019 | 5-9 pm, Tour with the artists | 7 pm Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez come together for the first time in Sorry for the Mess, an exhibition of new collaborative artwork about labor, childhood memories, and life in Las Vegas. Filling the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, this installation draws on key themes in the practices of both artists, merging a child’s...
  • Mar. 8, 2019 - Mar. 16, 2019
    Art piece by Audrey Barcio

    Human Contact | curated by Samantha Castle

    The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Human Contact, a pop-up research exhibition curated by Samantha Castle. Human Contact addresses the current conditions of environmental concern through selected artworks from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection utilizing works by Audrey Barcio, Elizabeth Blau, and Rachel Stiff. Human Contact is on view in the West Gallery of the Marjorie...
  • Mar. 8, 2019 to Mar. 16, 2019
    The Eternal Struggle

    Tiger and The Eternal Struggle

    The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Tiger and The Eternal Struggle, a pop-up research exhibition curated by Catherine Swift.  What happens when elements of traditional Japanese art meet contemporary Western iconography? Tiger (2007), by Las Vegas-based artist Sush Machida Gaikotsu, and The Eternal Struggle (4ever21) (2017) by Brooklyn-based artist Eri King, investigate this interesting...
  • Jan. 11, 2019 to Mar. 16, 2019
    Jim and Mundo, Montebello, East Los Angeles - a print from The Gay Essay

    Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

    Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. An exhibition of work by a collaborative network of over 50 LA-based queer Chicanx artists produced through the 1960s to 1990s Curated By  C. Ondine Chavoya, David Evans Frantz  Tour Organized By  Independent Curators International (ICI)  Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is a traveling exhibition that explores the intersections among a network...
  • Oct. 12, 2018 to Dec. 15, 2018
    Two students sit inside an orange and white inflation

    Jubilation Inflation

    Tamar Ettun: Jubilation Inflation  Exhibition Dates: October 12 - December 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Performance and ArtWalk on October 12, 2018 (5 -9 pm), UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present the culmination of a multiyear international art tetralogy by Tamar Ettun. Jubilation Inflation unifies different areas of the artist's practice in...
  • Oct. 12, 2018 to Dec. 15, 2018
    Abstract painting in blues, greens, black with orange and gold in center


    Sound builds and shapes our environment, influencing everything from the organisms we recognize to the non-biological objects we handle, and the artifacts we create. Soundscapes explores the sounds we use — both deliberately and unconsciously — to connect ourselves to the people around us. How did ancient cultures communicate? How have new forms of noise changed the way we interact? How does...
  • Aug. 27, 2018 to Sep. 14, 2018
    An art piece in the middle of a hallway

    Art in Context

    This pop-up exhibition gives Barrick visitors a chance to see some of the work being studied by Wendy Kveck’s UNLV Art in Context class. Choosing her examples from both the Barrick Collection and the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection held at the museum, Kveck asks her students to consider the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of artists’ practices, and the impact of personal and global...
  • Jun. 2, 2018 to Sep. 15, 2018
    An exhibition gallery

    Andrew Schoultz: In Process: Every Movement Counts

    Fusing museum space with the dynamic energy of streets and skate parks, Andrew Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His installations and murals juxtapose ideas from illuminated manuscripts, ancient cartography, and the flattened space of Persian miniatures. Images of beasts, bricks, trees, and eyes surge across the walls, bringing...
  • Feb. 2, 2018 to May. 12, 2018
    string art with "I have mad something beautiful" message

    Exhibition: Identity Tapestry

    Identity Tapestry is both a portrait of a community and each individual participant. Inviting visitors to weave aspects of themselves into a participatory artwork, artist Mary Corey March gives us new insights into both ourselves and the people we see around us every day, opening our minds to reflection and healing. The 20-foot long installation, made of hand-dyed yarn, and statements of...
  • Feb. 2, 2018 to Aug. 17, 2019
    A Ceramic Vessel of Ancient West Mexico

    Exhibition: VESSEL: Ceramics of Ancient West Mexico

    Vessel explores the relationship between form and function through ancient West Mexican ceramics. The exhibition is organized by shape, and visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Curated by UNLV alumni and Museum staff, Paige Bockman, M.A. Anthropology 2015.
  • Feb. 2, 2018 to May. 12, 2018
    Lance Smith Promo

    Exhibition: Plural

    Plural features recently donated artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that explore complex aspects of human identity through a range of traditional and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality are all brought into question as we search for ways in which a museum collection can reflect our own...
  • Sep. 29, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2018
    Abstract art of shaded curved lines overlapping


    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.
  • Sep. 29, 2017 to Nov. 11, 2017
    Flood Control Structure

    Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas

    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 to absorb the shock of flood, and ...