Opening Celebration and Art Walk


Oct. 6, 2017, 5pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV Donna Beam Gallery of Fine Art, Grant Hall Gallery
Collage of art supplies


Opening Celebration

Dean Nancy J. Uscher and ​t​he UNLV College of Fine Arts, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery invite you to an evening of spectacular celebration marking the 60th anniversary of UNLV and the 50th anniversary of the Barrick Museum. Champagne, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.​

​We wish to honor the Las Vegas Arts Community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada as the Barrick opens its Fall exhibitions, Preservation and liminal

Organized by renowned Los Angeles curator Aurora Tang, Preservation explores themes of survival and renewal in a group exhibition that introduces Las Vegas to numerous artists of international stature including Max Hooper Schneider, Candice Lin, and German sound artist Moritz Fehr. 

A walking tour through the campus grounds brings us to the exhilarating, unplaceable world of Fehr’s Colosseum before we arrive at the Donna Beam where Preservation’s companion show, Peripheral Flood Control Structures of Las Vegas, is on display. Curated by the multifaceted Center For Land Use InterpretationFlood Control grants us a bird’s-eye view of the extraordinary architecture on the margins of our city. Back at the Barrick, Shelly Volsche’s liminal asks us to question the enigmatic territory between different modes of being with an eclectic installation of artworks drawn from the Museum’s own collection. 

More information about our Fall art exhibitions can be found here:

We hope all of you will join us for this joyous fall event!

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public

Contact Information

Barrick Museum of Art

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External Sponsor

  • UNLV College of Fine Arts
  • UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
  • Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
  • Grant Hall Gallery
  • UNLV College of Fine Arts
  • ArtHouse
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Global Art Transport
  • Unforgettable Coatings
  • Painted Plates