The Care Room

two people talking in the care room

The Care Room offers you a space where you can process your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. There is no wrong or right way to react to this space. However you show up here, you are welcomed. (photo by Josh Hawkins)

Briana Calacsan, Holding Space for You, courtesy The Care Center

Briana Calacsan, Holding space for you, courtesy The Care Center 

Oct. 8, 2021

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art has partnered with Las Vegas interior design firm Inside Style and UNLV’s The Care Center to create the Care Room. 

The Care Room offers all visitors to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art a quiet space where they can process their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The room includes soft seating, low lighting, and surroundings where visitors can practice self-care activities such as journal writing, stretching, coloring, and meditation. Visitors are welcome to take free copies of The Care Center’s The Student’s Guide to Radical Healing, a choose-your-own-adventure healing zine.

The Care Room will be available throughout the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s current exhibitions: Hostile Terrain 94, Human Resource Exploitation: A Family Album, I Am Here, and Seeing/Seen. The Barrick recognizes that some of the content in these exhibitions has the potential to activate a stress response and the Care Room is here to serve as a safe oasis. 

Furnishings inside the Care Room have been generously donated and arranged by Jill and Marc Abelman of Inside Style. The Care Center’s Brenda Hernandez established a series of activities for the room, helped to define a color scheme, and developed effective language for the Barrick Museum’s content notices. 

Members of the UNLV, NSC, and CSN communities who are interested in additional emotional support, confidential advocacy, or resource referral can call The Center’s Care Line at 702-895-0602 for immediate assistance.  All of The Care Center’s appointments are virtual and are available Monday through Friday; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. More information at https://www.unlv.edu/carecenter