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Fast Company
Jan. 31, 2020

Most public statues in the United States celebrate men. Of the country’s more than 5,000 public statues depicting historical figures, fewer than 400 depict women.

Carson Now
Jan. 30, 2020

The Carson City Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with First Lady Kathy Sisolak on Thursday proudly announced its inaugural Arts Initiative exhibition, “The First Lady Presents … Ronnie Rector,” at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion.

Double Scoop
Jan. 21, 2020

Mikayla Whitmore is a lifelong desert dweller. She was born and raised in Las Vegas. As a kid, she spent spring breaks getting dusty at her grandfather’s vermiculite claim near the ghost town of Gold Butte. Now in her early 30s and 10 years out of UNLV’s art department, she mines the desert’s mythology and symbology for all it’s worth.

Jan. 14, 2020

UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art has a long history of repurposing structures.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 6, 2020

Paintings, charcoal sketches and print materials by John Torreano are on display in the exhibit “Stars on the Ground.”

Desert Companion
Jan. 3, 2020

2019: What a year for the Barrick Museum of Art.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Dec. 28, 2019

Paintings, charcoal sketches and print materials by John Torreano are on display in the exhibit “Stars on the Ground.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
Dec. 20, 2019

“Create, Connect, Explore” is the theme of the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s free community day Saturday at UNLV. Families can create microscope drawings, murals, zines and illustrations in a variety of workshops led by women from noon to 5 p.m. For a schedule of events, visit

Las Vegas Review Journal
Sep. 27, 2019

Name a female scientist.

Could you do it?

Nevada Humanities
Sep. 17, 2019

Aware that the city where we live is often portrayed as a glossy, one-dimensional place, we looked into the museum collection for work that suggested the opposite—roughness, surprise, and contrast. Dry Wit: Artworks from the Collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art began to evolve.

Settlers + Nomads
Jul. 31, 2019

This past spring, Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder was invited to Las Vegas as the inaugural Transformation Fellow in the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I teach. Browder makes monumental, vibrantly colored fabric sculptures that are designed and constructed to be draped and formed over buildings, activating the architecture beneath.

Double Scoop
Jun. 20, 2019

Now in its third year, the Bus to the Barrick program provides free transportation for K-12 Clark County School District children to visit UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Most of the students in attendance have never been to an art museum prior to their field trip, and without free transportation and admission, many of them wouldn’t be able to afford the experienc

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