Tested Ground


Aug. 29, 2017 - Sep. 16, 2017 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

East Gallery
Artwork from Tested Ground


The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Tested Ground, a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. From the firing range imagery of photographer Alexa Hoyer, to the anthropological trash project of Jenny Odell - from Joan Linder’s meticulous radioactive waste site drawings, to Nicolas Shake’s and Andreana Donahue’s investigations of desert debris and urban artifacts - Tested Ground represents a thought-provoking cross-examination of the American landscape.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Please be as generous as you can. The amount you pay is up to you.

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

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

External Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art