Museum Stories

Stories

A colorful work of embroidery features a white star on a blue field
May. 4, 2021

Lin will lead the group in a series of friendship-building exercises as participants add their own embroideries to her textile artwork, the sky we built, May 8 and June 5.

woman seated in front of art exhibition
Apr. 7, 2021

A conversation between two art teachers on remote learning and the limitations of creating only in digital media.

artist looking at reflection through a round mirror that is part of exhibition
Feb. 2, 2021

Artist Lance L. Smith offers an exploration of diasporic systems of knowledge and their uses as tools for liberation.

woman in front of wall with printed text
Sep. 3, 2020

New solo exhibition at UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art tells stories of race and womanhood.

woman leading group of children through gallery
Oct. 10, 2019

As the College of Fine Arts prepares for its annual Art Walk, meet one of the behind-the-scenes players helping to bring the event to life.

young girl looking at art
Aug. 27, 2019

For some CCSD students, the UNLV program offers their only opportunity to go to an art museum.

Two women viewing artwork
Feb. 20, 2019

The Barrick Museum's Axis Mundo exhibit explores the intersectionality of LGBTQ and Latinx artists.

female dancer surrounded by yellow material
Oct. 2, 2018

The Barrick Museum's D.K. Sole on UNLV's role in ensuring that "we never forget."

Museum exterior
Nov. 7, 2017

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

art gallery
Sep. 13, 2017

In an era of answers at our fingertips, UNLV’s real role is to promote ignorance in our students, argues the Barrick Museum’s D.K. Sole.

two women looking at art exhibit
Aug. 30, 2017

History professor finds the humanity in a Barrick Museum exhibit meditating on the minutiae of atomic testing history.

Single visitor looking at the Tested Ground museum exhibit
Jun. 12, 2017

How to use the Barrick Museum’s new exhibit to talk to your children about the environment.

Christmas Angel III by Kim Rugg
May. 9, 2017

An installation at the Barrick compels museum curators and UNLV mailroom staff to take new notice of each other.

Artwork by Julie Oppermann
Apr. 25, 2017

A pair of neuroscience professors break down Julie Oppermann's works, which very deliberately manipulate the brain.

Meghan Smythe, Purple Lady
Mar. 24, 2017

Can you name five female artists? The Barrick Museum's collection will help you pass this cultural test for Women's History Month.

ceramic sculpture
Feb. 10, 2017

What happens in an art museum between exhibitions? Here’s a peek into the process.