Exhibitions Archive

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Sep. 29, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2018
    Image of a hand holding a framed image

    Preservation

    The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, will present "Preservation," a group exhibition that explores aspects of preservation–of land, legacies, histories, and the biological. The project will be on view at the Barrick Museum and Grant Hall Gallery from September 29, 2017 through January 20, 2018, in conjunction with the Museum’s 50th Anniversary and the ...
  • Sep. 29, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2018
    Abstract art of shaded curved lines overlapping

    liminal

    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.
  • Aug. 29, 2017 to Sep. 16, 2017
    Artwork from Tested Ground

    Tested Ground

    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...
  • May. 26, 2017 to Aug. 16, 2017

    Casey Roberts

    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). Screening times: Tuesdays (11 a.m.-12 p.m.), Fridays and Saturdays (1-4 p.m.) and also by appointment About the filmmaker: Working in video, painting, and cyanotype, Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts creates...
  • May. 26, 2017 to Jan. 20, 2018
    Katarina Jerinic sign

    Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic

    New York artist Katarina Jerinic responds to and intervenes in the built landscape with maps, photographs, and other imaginative ephemera that encourage unfamiliar explorations of everyday surroundings. 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...
  • May. 26, 2017 to Aug. 16, 2017
    Item from Play On Gary, Play On exhibit

    Play On Gary, Play On

    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 this delay through a series of objects: a wooden wall sculpture by the New York artist Richard Francisco, an...
  • Jan. 28, 2017 to May. 13, 2017
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    Josh Azzarella Screenings

    The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is pleased to present a semester-long video screening series featuring works by artist Josh Azzarella. Josh Azzarella Program 1 (January 28 - February 22, 2017)  Subjecting three fragments of violent historical footage to an intense process of manipulation and slowing, video artist Josh Azzarella proposes questions about our primary relationship...
  • Jan. 27, 2017 to May. 13, 2017
    Artwork

    Process, curated by Matthew Gardocki

    Featuring work by: John Bauer, Christopher Duncan, Kara Joslyn, Lester Monzon, Julie Oppermann, Kim Rugg, Christopher Russell, Heidi Schwegler, Meghan Smythe, and Ryan Wallace, Process is a showcase of ten contemporary American artists who are reshaping the Process Art tradition into a profound expression of twenty-first century studio practice. Visitors can expect to encounter a fresh and...
  • Jan. 27, 2017 to Dec. 30, 2017
    Mask

    Masking, curated by Karen Roop

    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. A native of Nevada, Karen Roop has taught courses in English ranging from Composition I to Early American Literature at UNLV, Austin...
  • Jan. 27, 2017 to May. 13, 2017
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    Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

    Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here is an exhibition of two complete editions of Salvador Dali illustrated artist books: The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri and The Decameron written by Giovanni Boccaccio. These books, completed in 1960 and 1972 respectively, together contain 110 prints authorized by the artist. A part of the Las Vegas Art Museum collection currently housed in the UNLV...
  • Sep. 23, 2016 to Jan. 14, 2017

    Edward Burtynsky - Oil

    Edward Burtynsky: Oil, an exhibition featuring more than 50 large-scale color landscape photographs by Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky, will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23 - January 14. The exhibition surveys a decade of Burtynsky’s photographic imagery, exploring different aspects of the modern world’s most transformative resource, oil. ...
  • Sep. 2, 2016 to Dec. 16, 2016
    Figurines

    In Transition: Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection

    As one of the most commonly found objects from the pre- Hispanic era, figurines bring us closer to understanding the cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. The small-scale of these objects triggers memory and personal engagement. Figurines are uniquely suited to embody personal powers, histories, accomplishments, and losses, and represent the people that created them. These...