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Las Vegas Review Journal
May. 15, 2020

Days after the small businesses in the Las Vegas Arts District locked their doors and boarded up their windows, local artists descended onto the stretch of Main Street, turned the plywood into blank canvases and covered them in images of joy and hope.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 10, 2020

While the coronavirus crisis is keeping Nevada art institutions shuttered, Nevada Museum of Art, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Believer Magazine are creating prompts, lessons and virtual engagement to help Nevadans cope with the pandemic through creative expression.

Las Vegas Weekly
Mar. 24, 2020

The Barrick Museum at UNLV is asking people to create a new drawing every day in response the COVID-19 pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Mar. 19, 2020

While the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV is closed, Executive Director Alisha Kerlin has launched a 30-day art challenge to encourage local artists to engage with their feelings and flex their creative muscles.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Feb. 26, 2020

Sunday will mark one year that Heather Harmon has been working to give the people of Las Vegas their first standalone dedicated art museum.

Feb. 20, 2020

Spring has sprung (or has started to) in northern New Mexico (where our Southwest US editor Ellie Duke lives), and that means it’s time to come out of hibernation to explore the artistic offerings of the season. As always, there are many wonderful exhibitions, festivals, and art events taking place during the coming months throughout the southwestern US.

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.

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