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Las Vegas Review Journal
Dec. 28, 2020

Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.

New Mexico State University
Dec. 18, 2020

The New Mexico State University Art Museum postponed their three Spring 2021 exhibits “Sorry for the Mess,” “Pasos Ajenos,” and “Saint Joseph & The Laborers,” until June 2021.

KNPR News
Dec. 11, 2020

Many areas of life have been compromised by the pandemic, and the visual arts are certainly one of them.

Double Scoop
Nov. 24, 2020

Lance Smith is Queer. To quote feminist theorist Bell Hooks “queer not as being about who you’re having sex with (that can be a dimension of it); but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.”

Desert Companion
Oct. 2, 2020

SHOWGIRLS IS BAD. This is close to a universally accepted truth. A lot has been written about how and why Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 stripper saga is bad. Some say it’s simply astoundingly bad; some argue its badness is a species of exotic camp worthy of cult-movie status; others make the case that the film is a satire whose badness is part of its stinging commentary.

FAD Magazine
Sep. 22, 2020

Many consider Las Vegas to the world’s entertainment capital. This city in the United States is associated with gambling, nightlife, entertainment shows, and bright neon signs. You may however be surprised to know that Sin City also has many very good art galleries. They are in the Downtown, and even in the famous Strip, where most of the casinos are located.

FAD Magazine
Sep. 22, 2020

Many consider Las Vegas to the world’s entertainment capital. This city in the United States is associated with gambling, nightlife, entertainment shows, and bright neon signs. You may however be surprised to know that Sin City also has many very good art galleries. They are in the Downtown, and even in the famous Strip, where most of the casinos are located.

Double Scoop
Sep. 17, 2020

Ashley Hairston Doughty’s solo exhibition, Kept to Myself, is at the Barrick Museum at UNLV through Oct. 9. The exhibition highlights race and gender-based issues through various media, including pillows screenprinted with unsolicited comments the artist received on the streets while living in Chicago. Hairston Doughty moved to Las Vegas in June 2017 to teach art at UNLV.

The Art People Podcast
Sep. 11, 2020

This week Justin is joined by visual storyteller, Ashley Hairston Doughty. They talk about her latest exhibition, “Kept to Myself,” at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the concepts behind this multidisciplinary artist’s work. Listen in as we learn about Ashley’s history, her love for teaching, and how she shares her experience as a Black woman through the art that she creates.

Desert Companion
Sep. 11, 2020

How’s your new normal coming along? *Listens and nods in glum sympathy* Well, good news: It’s just been enlivened by a roster of safe, sane, and socially distanced fall happenings that prove Las Vegas is a master at adaptation. Here you’ll find drive-by theater, radio read-alongs, YouTube opera, Zoom poetry, and in-person art exhibits with plenty of elbow room. Mask up, wash them germy mitts, and enjoy your 2020 fall culture guide.

Las Vegas Weekly
Aug. 20, 2020

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art hosted two new show openings on August 17, marking the beginning of its 2020-2021 season.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Aug. 11, 2020

Five months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV is set to reopen on Monday with new safety procedures and new exhibitions.

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