"Art for Art's Sake" Barrick Museum Opening Reception


Jan. 30, 2014,
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Main Gallery


barrick museum opening reception

Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Exhibition will be open from Jan. 30–April 26

Art for Art's Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva, Ali Smith as well as a number of artists who have resided or currently reside in Las Vegas including David Ryan, Tim Bavington, Brian Porray (born in LV), Thomas Burke, Yek and Jason Adkins allow us to revive Whistler's ideal that art should "appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye."

This exhibition is curated by Billie Milam Weisman, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

Funding has been provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.


Stephanie Patton
Center Piece
vinyl, batting and muslin
72 in. diam.

Admission Information

Free. Suggested contribution: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and children.

Museum Hours:

Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m.
Sat.: Noon-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays

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Event Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation