Join us for two days of joy and reflection as the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art says goodbye to all of its current exhibitions.
We’ll stay open late on the evening of Fri., Jan. 27 to acknowledge our artists and hear readings of new poems by local poets Ashley Vargas and Yesenia Moya Garay. These poems were created in response to the stories of familial relationships and personal transformation in the visionary exhibition Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home, curated by Dr. Erika Abad. The acknowledgements will start at 5 p.m. and the galleries will be open until 6 p.m.
The following day, Jan. 28, will be the final opportunity to see Making Room, Meanwhile, a few feet away from you …, Notes for Tomorrow, Two Cultures, One Family, and “Untitled” (L.A.), as well as the Barrick’s pop-up collaboration with a group of local high school art students, Untitled (Valley High School).
January 28 is also the only day to experience Circle of Introspective Agency, a new community engagement piece facilitated by The Neon Museum’s current artist-in-residence, Thomas Putzier. This participatory installation is an open invitation for visitors to engage in conversation. The gathering will start at 1 p.m.
After that, the Museum will be closed for installation until we reopen in March with a number of new exhibitions including Modern Desert Markings: an Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art, the text-focused curation Am I Your Type, and Crowd Burst, a new mixed media photographic piece by Heather Protz.
Admission is free. Face masks are recommended, particularly on the evening of the 27th as some of our artists and curators are hoping to bring vulnerable family members to see their work.
Our partnership program with The Neon Museum is supported in part by Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, National Endowment for the Arts, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Untitled (Valley High School) is supported by the Art Bridges Foundation. Notes For Tomorrow is a traveling exhibition organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). The poetry readings at the closing reception are organized by the Weaving Our Cultures Arts Festival.