Art Opening: One Night. Three Exhibitions. Fifty Years
Nancy J. Uscher, dean of the College of Fine Arts, and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art invite you to join us for an evening of celebration with artists, curators, and friends as we open our inaugural exhibitions of 2017 and reveal the ambitious projects we have in store for the Barrick’s 50th anniversary year. This is an important time for the museum and we would love to share it with you.
One Night. Three Exhibitions. Fifty Years
Featuring work by: John Bauer, Chris Duncan, Kara Joslyn, Lester Monzon, Julie Oppermann, Kim Rugg, Christopher Russell, Heidi Schwegler, Meghan Smythe, and Ryan Wallace, courtesy of Mark Moore Fine Art. Visitors can expect to encounter a fresh and perhaps unfamiliar field of art-making in which energy is celebrated and the finished object is not always the principal focus. On view in the Barrick Museum’s Main Gallery.
This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. Karen Roop's enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the fall semester.
Four books, two classic texts. Twice a week we will turn the pages to reveal new illustrations from Salvador Dali’s little-known print series for Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. A part of the Las Vegas Art Museum collection currently housed in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, these books will be presented together in dynamic proximity. The display will be accompanied by a compelling program of film screenings and public readings. On view in the Barrick Museum’s Teaching Gallery.
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Marjorie Barrick Museum, we have assembled a display incorporating newspaper clippings from as early as 1969, historic photographs spanning several decades, and artifacts from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection. Fifty Years explores the fascinating story of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from its genesis in a modest building opposite UNLV on Maryland Parkway to the beginnings of its current incarnation as a principal venue for contemporary art in the Las Vegas area. Organized by Allen Linnabary, Barrick staff and History Master’s Student. Special thanks to Richard Zwiercan and UNLV Special Collections.
Image by Kara Joslyn (detail), courtesy the artist and Mark Moore Fine Art as part of "Process" January 27 - May 13, 2017
This event is free and open to the public
Suggested voluntary contribution: $5 for adults; $2 for children and seniors
Mondays - Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays.
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