Exhibitions Archive

  • Aug. 17, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020
    A cloth mask with lips etched into it.
    (Eugenia Butler. The Book of Lies, Vol. 1, Detal Penelope Lee, 1996. Photo by Chloe Bernardo)

    Excerpts: Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

    Collections are the backbone of a museum. Objects of both inquiry and enjoyment, they measure our ongoing search for new ways to understand ourselves and our world. Opening on August 17, 2020, Excerpts brings together artworks from all the different collections held at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, including the internationally renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and works...
  • Aug. 17, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020
    A sculptural piece.

    Yerman: Peaks & Valleys

    The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present Yerman: Peaks and Valleys, a new installation by Las Vegas artist Ryan Brunty. Created by Brunty as he was navigating the isolation and sadness of clinical depression in 2012, the melancholy figure of Yerman the Sad Yeti has become an avatar for the artist’s mental health awareness initiative, Depressed Monsters. “One night I set up my...
  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Mar. 13, 2020

    The Other Side of Paradise

    The Other Side of Paradise mines the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s collection for artworks that reflect perceptions of Las Vegas through the contrasting perspectives of tourist, local, skeptical critic, and cultural anthropologist. The exhibition features work by artists: David Sanchez Burr, Carol Caroompas, Justin Favela, Noelle Garcia, James Gobel, Daniel Habegger, Tom Pfannerstill, Victoria...
  • Jan. 13, 2020 to Feb. 8, 2020
    A photograph of Southern Nevada with some art in the scenery.

    Mikayla Whitmore: Between a Rock and a Cliff

    Exhibition Dates January 13 - February 8, 2020 Known for photographs that explore the mental and physical landscapes of Southern Nevada, Mikayla Whitmore comes to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art with a series of new works that depict “the emotional space of learning to navigate while willfully getting lost.” By noticing unfamiliar materials in everyday settings she conjures up those aspects of...
  • 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...
  • Sep. 13, 2019 to Feb. 22, 2020
    A piece of art showing someone standing on an orange circle with other colors and sketches drawn across the piece..

    Connective Tissue by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

    The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present Connective Tissue, the first large-scale assembly of works by renowned neuroscientist-turned-artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. The exhibition features large scale murals and interactive installations enriched by Phingbodhipakkiya’s belief that power and impact are created through connections and networks. “Just as a flawless pirouette...
  • Sep. 13, 2019 to Feb. 22, 2020

    Zet Gold: On My Mountain

    Zet Gold: "On My Mountain"   Window Exhibition Program The Window Gallery at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is next to UNLV’s Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, across from UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, under a covered walkway where golf carts sometimes park, and next to a cactus garden. Students, staff, and faculty pass by this small window on their daily...
  • 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...