Art Day

Experience

Contact with art can be life-enhancing.

Contact with art can be life-enhancing. Through tours, workshops, and other participant-oriented experiences, visitors are invited to consider what it means to make and think about art.

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Tours

The Barrick offers tours to individuals and groups. Sessions may last for up to 40 minutes and include a hands-on workshop at the visitor’s request. (Specifications must be made while the tour is being booked.) Engage with curators and learn more about the artworks in our guided discussions. A small fee applies to non-CCSD bookings. There is no charge for self-guided tours.

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Hands-on Workshops

Our hands-on workshops are tailored to give visitors an opportunity to respond to works currently on display. Special workshops may be led by professional artists who will offer guidance about methods and techniques. Participants are able to take their artwork home at the end of each session.

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Performances and Screenings

The Barrick’s visual arts exhibitions are typically accompanied by programs of art films and experimental media. Films are screened in the auditorium. Check the details of each program for titles and times. Artists in performance-related practices such as dance and theater are sometimes invited to use the gallery space for their work. Performances are usually free, and will be announced in advance.

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Community Partnerships

The Barrick is enriched by partnerships with companion institutions. Recent collaborations with Opportunity Village, the Neon Museum and others, deepen our sense of what can be possible. All exhibitions and artworks generated by these partnerships are made available for viewing by the public.

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Rent the Museum

The Museum is available for rent. Spaces include our main gallery, lobby, garden patio, and an auditorium with a smart classroom podium and screening capabilities. The different areas can be rented separately or together. Staff will be present during your event to offer assistance and technical help. On-campus groups are advised to contact the Barrick for details. Off-campus groups should speak to Student Union Event Services at 702-895-4449.

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Garden

Established in 1988 and named after former Barrick director and UNLV president Donald Baepler, the Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden is home to 1.5 acres of dry-climate plants from Australia, Europe, and the Americas. It has provided its human visitors with hours of quiet enjoyment while serving as a safe haven for different species of lizards and birdlife. The Garden’s bridges, pathways, and signs are sometimes used as a setting for performances and artworks.