1st Annual Visitor-Made Time Capsule


Nov. 7, 2014, 9am to 5pm
Show Recurring Dates

Office/Remote Location

Barrick Lobby


Visitor-Made Time Capsule exhibition will available for viewing from Oct. 21-Nov. 8.

Visitors are invited to contribute to the Barrick’s new yearly tradition, a Day of the Dead altar inspired by Andy Warhol’s time capsules and Ash Ferlito’s "Time Capsule 2014-2044” in the Barrick’s lobby. Visitor contributions to the altar will be documented and boxed in a "time capsule" which will be opened and added to each year.

Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Latin America and the United States to commemorate and remember friends and family who have passed.

"Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules" were almost completely unknown until his death in 1987. Although the boxes were frequently handed by his various studio assistants over the years, few people seemed to recognize this enormous mass of material as anything other than “Andy’s stuff,” that took up valuable storage space within his studio and offices. With the opening of the Andy Warhol museum in 1994, and the Warhol Foundation’s transfer to the Museum of the artist’s vast archival collection, including the Time Capsules, this unique and enigmatic body of work became accessible to curators, scholars, and the general public, revealing new and important information about Warhol’s life, and expanding our understanding of Warhol’s work and artistic practice.

At the time of his death, Warhol had assembled 612 Time Capsules." John W. Smith, assistant director for collections and research, The Andy Warhol Museum.

Time Capsule 2014-2044 was buried by Ash Ferlito (UNLV Artist-in-Residence) and her undergraduate seminar class on May 14, 2014. Time Capsule will be on extended loan at the Barrick Museum for 30 years. As an act of social sculpture, the project is a metaphysical exercise conceived to bring greater understanding of our present time, our individual selves, our group identity, as well as generate a conversation around the nature of our future. As a requisite of participation, the contributors commit to convene in 2044 to open the vessel and review the contents.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Museum Hours:

Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thur. until 8 p.m.
Sat.: Noon-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays

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Marjorie Barrick Museum

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Marjorie Barrick Museum