Barrick Museum of Art Resources for the UNLV Community
Located at the heart of UNLV’s Maryland Parkway campus to the west of the Las Vegas Strip, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art provides the campus community with exhibitions of important work by artists from around the world. Its own collections are made available to visitors through a variety of programs and services. Entry to the museum is free.
Exhibitions: Exhibitions are curated to introduce visitors to new aspects of the institution’s two main areas of focus: contemporary art and the older cultures of the Americas. Shows change regularly throughout the year. The works on view at any time will incorporate a range of different materials and genres.
Events: The Barrick houses a number of regular events, notably UNLV’s Visiting Artist talks and University Forum Lectures. It also organizes collaborative interdisciplinary projects, art workshops, film screenings, creative sessions for children, and other functions. See the museum website for upcoming times and details.
Tours: Individual guided tours of the current exhibitions are available by appointment. UNLV faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to tour the museum, and we support cross disciplinary collaboration and dialogue. CCSD-affiliated classes and non-profit groups tour for free; otherwise a small fee applies for groups.
West Gallery: The Barrick’s West Gallery is available to all members of the UNLV family who would like to curate an exhibition from the museum collection. Exhibitions that create opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange will be of particular interest. Prospective curators should contact the director or staff with their proposals.
Mannetta Braunstein Research Library: The library holds a collection of art books, museum studies texts, classic literature, and Mesoamerican research materials. It is open by appointment throughout the week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Research: The Barrick welcomes research and study. Our Campus Collaborations program brings over 1500 students through the exhibitions every year for exercises in visual analysis, art appreciation, creative assessment, and critique. Individual researchers should contact the staff with details of their projects.
To View Objects from the Collection: Only a small percentage of the museum’s extensive collection can be on view at any given time. Visitors who would like to examine specific objects are welcome to contact the staff and schedule a time for viewing and research.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer opportunities are often available. Successful applicants are able to gain experience in a number of areas, from office work to exhibition planning and curation. Fill in the form on the museum website to apply for an interview.