In The News

Mar. 16, 2018

Barrick Museum gives orphaned Zine Library a new home for trove of DIY delights. After languishing for close to a year-and-a-half in a closet following the closure of The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, the Las Vegas Zine Library has finally found a new home in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Las Vegas Weekly
Feb. 22, 2018

In the slow evenings of his valet shifts in 2003, Las Vegas Zine Library co-founder Jeffrey Grindley spent night after night cutting and pasting blocks of text and images together. He’d been a collector of zines for a few years, but this was his first time creating his own from scratch.

Las Vegas Weekly
Oct. 19, 2017

Don those 3D glasses, step behind the curtain, and immerse yourself in Moritz Fehr’s Colosseum, an 11-minute stereoscopic video and sound installation featuring the grotesque gullet of an open-pit mine near Las Vegas. While the soundtrack hums, throbs and crackles, the viewer gradually descends down a spiraling gash to the toxic dregs puddling at the bottom. Colosseum, named after the actual mine, has a latent horror-movie feel. The sound of electromagnetic fields emitted by the artist’s computer points to the insatiable demand for electronic goods: every time a digital signal is sent or received, it’s dependent on metallic ore grievously extracted from the earth.

CBS Las Vegas
Aug. 29, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15 and runs through Oct 15. During this time, locals in Las Vegas can gather and celebrate all things that highlight Hispanic heritage. You will find everything from museum exhibits to salsa dancing and Latin music to fun festivals right here in the heart of Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Weekly
Jul. 27, 2017

In honor of its 50th year anniversary, the Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV has undergone a handful of upgrades, from tweaking its name to creating a new logo.

Jun. 14, 2017

UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art is throwing open its doors on Friday for a day of arts, performances, and activities.

Las Vegas Weekly
Apr. 13, 2017

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.

Apr. 5, 2017

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.

Los Angeles Times
Mar. 14, 2017

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
Jan. 26, 2017


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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jun. 2, 2016

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.”

Las Vegas Weekly
May. 31, 2016

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.

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