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Las Vegas Weekly
May. 25, 2016

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
May. 4, 2016

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.

Vegas Magazine
Apr. 25, 2016

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 Weekly
Mar. 14, 2016

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
Mar. 3, 2016

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
Feb. 24, 2016

The beauty of the Barrick Museum lies not only in its rotating contemporary art exhibits, but also in its educational, interactive art-making events: the ongoing Art Bar, available to anyone who stops in to make works from the ample pile of materials in the lobby, to visitor-made guides of the outside desert garden, to the annual Day of the Dead altar/time capsule, to Visitor Made, an ongoing Third Thursday public art-making experience based on works featured in the current exhibit.

Las Vegas Weekly
Feb. 24, 2016

The beauty of the Barrick Museum lies not only in its rotating contemporary art exhibits, but also in its educational, interactive art-making events: the ongoing Art Bar, available to anyone who stops in to make works from the ample pile of materials in the lobby, to visitor-made guides of the outside desert garden, to the annual Day of the Dead altar/time capsule, to Visitor Made, an ongoing Third Thursday public art-making experience based on works featured in the current exhibit.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Feb. 11, 2016

Following a nine-month hiatus, UNLV's Barrick Lecture Series is back. The first address under UNLV President Len Jessup's watch was delivered Tuesday by writer and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

Las Vegas Weekly
Jan. 29, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered how books will survive the digital age, why slavery still matters or what a three-stringed lute says about Japanese identity (and admit it—you have), check out UNLV’s University Forum lecture series, a delightful hodgepodge of free talks centered on all things social, historical and cultural.

Las Vegas Weekly
Jan. 28, 2016

Back in September, the Barrick Museum launched a new program allowing UNLV faculty and staff a chance to curate exhibits by plucking works stored in its collection rooms.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Jan. 19, 2016

The North Las Vegas Library District will host a screening of “Latino Americans,” an award-winning PBS documentary film, on Thursday.

KNPR News
Jan. 19, 2016

With the entertainment options in Las Vegas, sometimes overlooked are the museums that reside here.

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