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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.

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.

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