The Mojave Project by Kim Stringfellow


Jun. 24, 2022, 10am to 5pm
Show Recurring Dates

Office/Remote Location

East Gallery, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
An older man sits in a wheelchair surrounded by a collection of home decorations like paintings, decorative candle holders, and clocks


The Mojave Project by Kim Stringfellow

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Exhibition Dates: Feb 25 - July 23, 2022

Opening Reception:  March 25, 2022, 5 - 8 p.m., Remarks: 6:30 p.m.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present The Mojave Project, an experimental transmedia curatorial project exploring the physical, geological, and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. 

Created by the Joshua Tree-based artist Kim Stringfellow, this exhibition immerses the viewer in a unique and complex landscape, discovering surprising connections between seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects. By weaving interviews and reportage together with her own personal reflections, Stringfellow and her project contributors share stories that illuminate the diversity of people inhabiting the Mojave desert region.

The Mojave Project makes the artist’s research tangible through a multitude of curated objects and ephemera including books, archival documents, mineral specimens, and symbolic artifacts. The incredible multiplicity of the desert landscape is investigated through more than 80 photographs organized around The Mojave Project’s themes: Desert as Wasteland, Geological Time vs. Human Time, Sacrifice and Exploitation, Danger and Consequence, Space and Perception, Mobility and Movement, Desert as Staging Ground, and Transformation and Reinvention. 

A comfortable reading space invites the viewer to page through four collections of field dispatches in the printed Mojave Project Readers, Volumes I – IV. The voices of Mojave residents who were interviewed for the Readers can be heard in twenty-five audio tracks available for personal streaming throughout the exhibition. 

The Mojave Project runs from Feb 25 - July 23, 2022.  Entry to the museum is free. Details of the panels and guided tour will be posted on the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art website.




Admission Information

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The Barrick Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Find Us

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessed from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and terminates in a parking lot. The Museum will be on your right, next to a desert landscape garden. Directions.


Visitors may park in metered, staff, and student spots free of charge after 7 pm on weekdays, 1 pm on Fridays, and all day Saturday. Daily, weekly, or monthly permits can be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services. Metered parking spaces for visitors can be found in the parking lot outside the Barrick’s entrance, along East Harmon Ave, and in the lot behind the Lied Library. Other metered green zones are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue Parking Garage and parking areas throughout campus.

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

Support for The Mojave Project is provided by California Humanities, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Diego State University, and a gift from Ed Ruscha. Additional project support was provided through a Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Kim Stringfellow in 2015. The Mojave Project is a project of the Fulcrum Arts EMERGE Program. Project partners include KCET Artbound, UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), MOAH (Museum of Art & History) and The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association.