Where would we be without the Barrick Museum? Its latest hit, Process, brings 10 artists—a mid-career group with a keen sense of artistic purpose—from Mark Moore Fine Art gallery based in Orange County to UNLV. Curated by former Mark Moore gallery director Matthew Gardocki and hung by Barrick interim director Alisha Kerlin and DK Sole, the show features 65 works of painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture that speak to current art world trends. It’s not just what you do: it’s also about how you do it.
In early 2014 we launched our 50 States Series on the FlipKey blog. Throughout the months we’ve touched on a number of subjects – awarding businesses, museums, activities and more with a spot on our lists. We spent time highlighting their attributes, accomplishments, and why they deserve to be a stop on your next vacation.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The “Fifty Years” lobby display incorporates newspaper clippings as early as 1969 and artifacts exploring the museum’s genesis from a modest building to its current incarnation as a principal contemporary art venue.
There was a moment of time suspended Friday night at Marjorie Barrick Museum’s opening of Process, a group show curated by Los Angeles gallery director Matthew Gardocki. Alisha Kerlin, Barrick’s interim director, referred to the 50-year-old institution by its new name, the Barrick Museum of Art.
ONE NIGHT, THREE EXHIBITIONS, FIFTY YEARS AT BARRICK MUSEUM
This week, the Marjorie Barrick Museum celebrates a half-century of existence as any other 50-year-old would—by reaffirming its sense of self and having a big to-do. The UNLV space soon to be known as the Barrick Museum of Art (its fourth name change, by our count) is opening three separate exhibitions in one night, plus a special bonus pick.
They’re no longer artists-in-residence at UNLV.
But their artworks are in residence at UNLV’s Barrick Museum, at least through Sept. 10, in “Five.”
The Barrick Museum does it again. The fresh and zesty Five presents work by five recent UNLV artists-in-residence based in LA, New York and Brooklyn. Co-curated by Aurore Giguet and Alisha Kerlin, Five includes paintings, photographs, installations, sculptures and videos representing a range of contemporary art tendencies—conceptual to concrete.
At Saturday’s opening reception for Five, an exhibit of works by LA- and New York-based artists at UNLV’s Barrick Museum, director Aurore Giguet was experiencing a quiet farewell.
Viewer looks at “Red” at the Ellsworth Kelly show at the Barrick Museum. Viewer considers the 48-by-37-inch print of an angular, six-sided form. Old neurons from geometry class rattle. Neither the sides nor the angles are consistent, so it’s ... an irregular polygon.
The renowned American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Ellsworth Kelly, who is widely considered one of the leading abstract artists of the postwar period, died at 92 last December. Which makes an exhibit of more than 20 of his prints, curated by Michele Quinn for UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum, particularly unusual.
Las Vegas artist Justin Favela, known for his large-scale, piñata-inspired works steeped in pop culture, Latino culture, satire and Las Vegas iconography, will discuss his art and recent exhibits March 15 as part of the Barrick Talks series at UNLV's Barrick Museum.
Boom towns, bust towns, ghost towns and billion-dollar faux landmarks. Nothing is like Southern Nevada. Pioneers, showgirls, casino moguls, mobsters, architects and circus acts landing here in the wake of Mormon settlers and railroads have altered the landscape decade by decade, building out a community famously transient and filled with colorful stories. The artifacts left behind—from ginormous marquees to geiger counters—live in museums across the Valley.
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