The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to collaborate with Nevada Humanities to present a new curation of artworks from its collection that together hint at the contrasts that all of us bring together as we create this assemblage city we call home. "Dry Wit" features the following artists: Stephan Antonakos, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Jean Giguet, Jenna Gribbon, Alexa Hoyer, Eric LoPresti, Andrew Schoultz, Joyce Straus, Mikayla Whitmore, and Thomas Ray Willis.
"The museum believes in the profound possibility for art to contribute to the identity of a place," said Alisha Kerlin, the museum's executive director. "We're excited to partner with Nevada Humanities to bring our collection off campus and share it with a wider community."
“'Dry Wit' challenges us to see and experience Las Vegas in unique and different ways. We are delighted about this collaboration and excited to invite people to view this exhibition at Nevada Humanities to reflect and be inspired.” said Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities.
"Dry Wit" will be on display from Aug. 1 to Sept. 25 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, which is located in the Art Square Garden Courtyard at 1017 S. First St., #190. The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Preview Thursdays and the first Friday of each month.
Nevada Humanities will host a reception for "Dry Wit" on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a curator’s talk at 7 pm. Also, join Nevada Humanities on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. for a free Hands-On Found Object Art Workshop. Workshop participants will have opportunities to create artworks from everyday objects. Both events will take place at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas.
About Nevada Humanities: Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to the people of Nevada and their communities. More information about Nevada Humanities is available online.