The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art reopens its newly renovated West Gallery with a curation highlighting an array of recent acquisitions and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Museum joining the UNLV College of Fine Arts in 2012. Making Room maps out where the Barrick has been in the past and where it wants to go in the future. The exhibition runs Aug. 30, 2022 - Jan. 28, 2023, with an opening reception at 5 p.m., Sept. 2.
Making Room features artwork collected over the past decade, postmodern works from the Vogel 50 x 50, and a selection of paintings and drawings from Into the Light, the first exhibition that took place after the Barrick transitioned decisively from a natural history institution to a museum of contemporary art. Previously unseen acquisitions include prints by twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall and more recent work by Ayanah Moor, Yumi Janairo Roth, and James Stanford.
By removing the outdated artifact cases from the West Gallery walls, the Barrick has given its permanent collection a new space where it can thrive. The Museum holds all of its collection artworks in the public trust, freely available for study, research, and enjoyment. In the future, the gallery will contain rotating exhibitions that bring out new facets of the collection, drawing attention to unique themes and highlighting neglected works. Through Making Room, the Barrick hopes to reflect on the development that has taken place throughout its first decade of partnership with the College of Fine Arts, weighing the past while looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of the future.
Making Room will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV from August 30th, 2022 - January 28th, 2023, with an opening reception on September 2nd. Entry to the Museum is free. Masks are recommended.
All of the museum’s galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Services such as sign language interpretation can be arranged. Please contact the museum to discuss your needs: firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-895-3381.
About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds space for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse university in the United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessed from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and terminates in a parking lot. The Museum will be on your right, next to a desert landscape garden. Directions here.
Visitors may park in metered, staff, and student spots free of charge after 7 pm on weekdays, 1 pm on Fridays, and all day Saturday. Daily, weekly, or monthly permits can be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services.
Metered parking spaces for visitors can be found in the parking lot outside the Barrick’s entrance, along East Harmon Ave, and in the lot behind the Lied Library. Other metered green zones are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue Parking Garage and parking areas throughout campus. Download the “PayByPhone Parking” app from Google Play or the iTunes app store.