Exhibitions Archive

  • Oct. 3, 2014 to May. 30, 2015
    Photo of a bowl

    Yesterday & Today

    Please join the Barrick Museum for an opening reception to celebrate the "Yesterday & Today" exhibition.  "Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone of southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery from the Barrick’s cultural collection as well as objects from the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; The...
  • Oct. 3, 2014 to Nov. 26, 2014
    Picture of colorful flowers


    The third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts, Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program features exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing...
  • Oct. 3, 2014 to Nov. 26, 2014
    Philip Argent, Untitled, 2012. Acrylic on canvas

    Panorama+ Sesquicentennial Celebration of Nevada: Further Selections from the Nevada Arts Council's Artist Fellowship Program

    Participating artists: Philip Argent, Rebekah Bogard, Diane Bush, Cara Cole, Peter Goin, Suzanne Kanatisz, Wayne Littlejohn, and Michael Sarich.  "Panorama+" is curated by Richard Hooker and Jerry Schefcik. Diane Bush: Maquette for "Reading is Righteous! (outdoor public sculpture), Found objects, Courtesy Cindy Funkhouser Main image: Philip Argent, Untitled, 2012. Acrylic on canvas...
  • May. 9, 2014 to Aug. 18, 2014
    Artwork from Jerry Lewis exhibit

    Jerry Lewis: Painted Pictures

    The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is pleased to announce the opening of "Painted Pictures," an exhibition of original photographs by famed actor/director/comedian/singer/ philanthropist, Jerry Lewis. Jerry Lewis, Untitled, Kodak Color Photo, 3 1/2 x 5 in. An avid and obsessive photographer throughout his entire lifetime, Jerry Lewis created this unique body of work during the 50’s, 60’s and 70...
  • May. 5, 2014 to Jun. 21, 2014
    Soundwave artwork

    Sound & Video Installation: Derivative Presence by Yasmina Chavez & Javier Sanchez

    Derivative Presence is an exhibit about what "presence" means in this day and age. We no longer only exist in an interpersonal physical form or "face-to-face". Through social media a post means "here". This project explores what it is to be present now, which pertains to the unawareness of our pervasive presence forever accessible in a digital condition. "Derivative Presence" will run in two...
  • Mar. 27, 2014 to Sep. 15, 2014
    Images of devotion: cross

    Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico Opening

    Curated by Emmanuel Ortega. The images in this exhibition represent more than a group of small religious paintings. They embody the complicated artistic nature of Christian iconography, symbolism and private/public forms of devotion that were established in Mexico as the norm by the nineteenth century. Objects on display include ex-votos and retablos (small tin oil paintings presented as...
  • Jan. 30, 2014 to Apr. 26, 2014
    Artwork piece

    Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

    Art for Art's Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva, Ali Smith as well as a number of artists who have resided or...
  • Oct. 12, 2013 to Dec. 20, 2013
    potted plants

    Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan

    The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the Marjorie Barrick Museum are proud to join The Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada and the Office  of the Honorary Consulate of Japan in the Southwestern debut of this internationally touring exhibition. Sponsored by The Japan Foundation, Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan focuses on art produced in...
  • Jul. 12, 2013 to Sep. 28, 2013
    Collage from the Spirit of Independence exhibit

    The Kent Bicentennial Portfolio: Spirit of Independence

    The Spirit of Independence contains lithographs and screen prints by well known artists including: Alexander Calder, Alex Katz, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Colleen Browning, and Marisol Escobar. The works were created in response to the question, ”What does independence mean to me?”
  • Jul. 12, 2013 to Sep. 28, 2013

    The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

    Audiences will have the opportunity to view works selected from The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. In 2010, UNLV was the recipient of 50 contemporary works from the celebrated collectors. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it. Beginning in 1962,...
  • May. 9, 2013 to Mar. 28, 2014
    Pre-Columbian Sacrifice figurine

    Pre-Columbian Sacrifice: The Burden of the Elite

    Pre-Columbian Sacrifice: The Burden of the Elite is an exhibition curated by students enrolled in Gallery Practices (ART 309).  The student-produced exhibition explores the central themes of ritual sacrifice, feasting, blood letting and the ancient ballgame using artifacts from the Dr. Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection of Pre-Columbian Art.   Ritual sacrifice and...