Barrick Museum Offers Day of Connection, Healing Feb. 2

When

Feb. 2, 2018, 9am to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

West Gallery- Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
string art with "I have mad something beautiful" message

Description

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art invites you to our West Gallery on Feb. 2 as we debut Identity Tapestry, a participatory installation by San Francisco artist Mary Corey March. The installation is intended as a day of connection and healing related to the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that rattled the Las Vegas community. 

The 20-foot-long structure, which allows visitors to create a textual portrait of themselves with webs of hand-dyed yarn and statements of experience and identity, will be accessible between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to take part in developing it into a powerful statement of community presence. March was invited by the university in the wake of the tragedy to produce this local iteration of a project that has appeared in cities around the nation. Identity Tapestry will be up until May 12, 2018, after which it will be donated to UNLV's permanent collection.

This exhibition and accompanying programs are produced by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Nevada Humanities, with support from the UNLV College of Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution: 

  • $5 adults;
  • $2 child and senior.

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

UNLV College of Fine Art

Nevada Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities