View the Museum's Permanent Collection from Home
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art collection focuses on artists who expand our perception of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. The Museum houses additional collections of local, national, and international artists working across a range of genres and media.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to announce that all of the contemporary artworks in its collections have been made available online for viewing and research. Accessible through the Collections page of the Museum’s website, the database includes works by local, national, and international artists across a variety of genres.
Veteran Las Vegas artists such as Robert Beckmann and Mary Cady Johnson are represented, as well as more recent local figures such as Justin Favela, Wendy Kveck, and Lance L. Smith. Some of the artworks, such as Andreana Donahue’s Dowsing Rod (Missing Person) and Kristin Posehn’s The Pacific Reclamation Company Brochure, were created in response to aspects of Nevadan history, while Eric LoPresti’s watercolor paintings and Alexa Hoyer’s Targets photographs invite viewers to consider the impact of modern technology on the desert environment. Noelle Garcia’s beaded cigarettes and corn chips represent an intersection between indigenous identity and contemporary life.
The archive also reflects the range of media in the collections, from traditional painting and figurative sculpture to video, post-minimalist drawings, 3D textiles, and other objects by internationally-known figures such as Lynda Benglis, Salvador Dalí, and Richard Tuttle. It includes a small number of works by artists who are BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, a focus the Museum is working to expand.
The Barrick anticipates that the archive will serve as a resource for students, instructors, teachers, and researchers, as well as members of the community who prefer not to visit the museum in person due to COVID-19. The Museum hopes the online archive facilitates interest in the artists and curiosity about the possibilities of art in Las Vegas and at UNLV.