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Nov 13, 2018

As the sun sets on summer, the fall cultural season is just getting started. Plan your outings with our handpicked collection of great art, music, literature, theater, and festival events!

Nov 13, 2018

The Barrick Museum’s lively Jubilation Inflation is a show about the body—your body. Your impossible stillness and irrepressible movement, your dutiful lungs, your eyes irresistibly drawn to a rolling orange, your ears deciphering a modulation that you can’t quite place. Is it the sound of wind streaming through leaves? Frying eggs?

Nov 1, 2018

“Do you get vertigo?” the curator of the exhibition asks me as she pulls open the Velcro seam of the inflated blob. Inside, the nylon fabric lifts around me, plumped by an air stream pumped in near the floor. She thinks of this work as a feminist James Turrell—maybe she has in mind his Aten Reign (2013)—an expansive environment, like a womb, but lightweight and portable. She says, “We’ve been calling them vessels.”

Oct 1, 2018

The Oct. 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas Strip “indelibly marked” the UNLV community, Acting President Marta Meana said last month during her first State of the University address.

Sep 24, 2018

Andrew Schoultz’s In Process: Every Movement Counts boasts so much chromatic swag, the political messaging goes covert. Who could blame the casual viewer for thinking In Process is about how graffiti and street art meet skating culture in a retinal cataclysm? Casual viewer, you are right! Schoultz skids right out of the California skater scene, comic books stuffed in the backpack of youth along with guerilla muralist gear. His tricks are just getting started.

Sep 6, 2018

As the sun sets on summer, the fall cultural season is just getting started. Plan your outings with our handpicked collection of great art, music, literature, theater, and festival events!

Jun 15, 2018

Las Vegas has something for every type of vacationer: fine dining, over-the-top nightclubs, relaxing spas, and … the most fascinatingly weird, offbeat museums you’ll find in the region. While many of the city’s cultural institutions remain undiscovered by visitors, nearly every Vegas local has a personal favorite, and they’re more than willing to share their city’s best-kept secret. Find the nine best museums in Las Vegas below.

Jun 4, 2018

Welcome to Andrew Schoultz’s world.

May 1, 2018

He painted eyes and patterns on bright yellow bursts with broad red strokes, playing with the space like a skateboarder doing tricks on a rail. Schoultz adapted his style to other skate parks, and now Winchester has his signature look, a simpler read of his work. A graphic art version of his complex paintings, murals, and installations. A skateboarder himself, the Los Angeles-based artist works with the structure of skate parks designed to simulate random infiltration in public space, which brings street art back to a supportive subculture.

May 1, 2018

While many skateparks are just graffiti-scrawled concrete slabs and rusted rails, the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center’s is a surreal wonderland. That’s thanks to Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz, who recently decked out the park’s ramps, pyramids and other obstacles in his signature illustrative style. He invited community members to learn and contribute to the work on April 17. Photographer Mikayla Whitmore was there to document the day. Check out her photos below.

May 1, 2018

Andrew Schoultz painted the now-reopened Community Skatepark in Las Vegas with The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center. Schoultz is known for his deep connection to skateboarding, painting numerous skateparks, collaborating with skate brands, and recently painting the Skatepark of Tampa for their 2017 Tampa Am.

May 1, 2018

Los Angeles-based muralist Andrew Schoultz joined local artists, skaters and passersby Tuesday to paint the park in advance of his installation at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum in June.

Apr 19, 2018

With Krystal Ramirez’s ginormous Bible-paper banner “I Want to See” at one end of the gallery and Almond Zigmund’s monumental plywood cantilever sculpture “Interruptions Repeated” at the other, Plural makes a big statement about “plurality.” Over half of the 44 artists showing in UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art are women; many are artists-of-color and/or queer. Through rubber and bone powder, Alaskan blueberry residue and fleece—along with traditional media—Plural advocates for greater diversity in exhibition fare.

Apr 6, 2018

There may not be a harder working artist than Andrew Schoultz. Every time I turn around, he is doing something bolder, bigger, more complex, whether it be through his paintings, sculptures, installations, murals or public art projects. My colleagues and I have worked with Andrew on a bunch of projects over the years, from 3D murals in Austin to a massive skatepark in Miami, and there is such attention to detail and expansive process that has made Andrew one of the most diverse artists working in contemporary art.

Mar 16, 2018

Our superlative annual list with the mostest of the bestest!

Mar 16, 2018

Barrick Museum gives orphaned Zine Library a new home for trove of DIY delights. After languishing for close to a year-and-a-half in a closet following the closure of The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, the Las Vegas Zine Library has finally found a new home in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Feb 22, 2018

In the slow evenings of his valet shifts in 2003, Las Vegas Zine Library co-founder Jeffrey Grindley spent night after night cutting and pasting blocks of text and images together. He’d been a collector of zines for a few years, but this was his first time creating his own from scratch.

Oct 19, 2017

Don those 3D glasses, step behind the curtain, and immerse yourself in Moritz Fehr’s Colosseum, an 11-minute stereoscopic video and sound installation featuring the grotesque gullet of an open-pit mine near Las Vegas. While the soundtrack hums, throbs and crackles, the viewer gradually descends down a spiraling gash to the toxic dregs puddling at the bottom. Colosseum, named after the actual mine, has a latent horror-movie feel. The sound of electromagnetic fields emitted by the artist’s computer points to the insatiable demand for electronic goods: every time a digital signal is sent or received, it’s dependent on metallic ore grievously extracted from the earth.