Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception


Apr. 19, 2024, 5pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Artwork from Yvette Mayorga


We invite you to join us on Friday, March 19, as we celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions. These exhibitions will place Las Vegas artists in conversation with their national peers as they investigate contemporary ideas about motherhood, design, and Latin American art history.

They will showcase a wealth of mediums, from tender figure drawing and Pop portrait painting to innovative video works and a walk-in installation of consummate cake-frosting pinkness. In Relation features unconventional, and sometimes funny, visualizations of motherhood, while P0RTALenergizes the Barrick’s Window Gallery with cutting-edge graphic design, and Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium brings together Latinx artists from around North America in a brilliant and moving curation by Dr. Emmanuel Ortega (Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas at the University of Illinois at Chicago).

Highlights include Lolita Develay’s reimagining of Gustave Courbet’s infamous 1866 masterpiece, L'Origine du monde; Justin Favela’s inimitable giant sculptures reflecting the changing faces of Las Vegas shopping malls; and a collaboration between New York-based artist Guadalupe Maravilla and Daniel Vilchis of Mexico City, a fourth-generation practitioner of the traditional art of ex-voto painting. 

In Relation, P0RTAL, and Contemporary Ex-votos: Devotion Beyond Medium will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from April 19 – November 23, 2024.

Image credit: (from Left to Right) Yvette Mayorga, The Pilgrimage to Plateros, 2022, Acrylic piping on canvas; #Blessed After The Divine Spouse (El Divino Esposo) ca. 1750 Miguel Cabrera, 2022, Acrylic piping on canvas; The Divine Girl, 2022, Car wrap vinyl and acrylic piping on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and the NMSU Permanent Art Collection. Image courtesy of the artist.

Admission Information

All are welcome. Parking in staff and student spots on the UNLV campus is free on Fridays after 1 p.m. 

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art