The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is opening five new exhibitions Friday, March 27. Parking is free. All are welcome.
Excerpts: Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collections
Excerpts brings together artworks from all the different collections held at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, including the internationally renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and works originally collected by the Las Vegas Art Museum. This is the first time a single major exhibition will feature works from every area of the Barrick in dialogue with one another. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, photography, prints, artists’ books, and sculpture in a variety of media created by artists from Nevada and elsewhere, including China Adams, Deborah Aschheim, Robert Beckmann, Diane Bush & Steve Baskin, Eugenia Butler, Matthew Couper, Claudia DeMonte, Andreana Donahue, Marisol Escobar, Peter Fend, Llyn Foulkes, Noelle Garcia, Julieta Gil, Ramiro Gomez, Daniel Habegger, Kyla Hansen, Brent Holmes, James Hough, Neil Jenney, Katarina Jerinic, Branden Koch, Wendy Kveck, Candice Lin, Kathleen Nathan, Krystal Ramirez, Victoria Reynolds, Harry Roseman, Daniel Samaniego, Javier Sanchez, Fritz Scholder, Andrew Schoultz, Lance L. Smith, Gary Stephan, Lew Thomas, John Torreano, Richard Tuttle, and William Wareham. More Information
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Almost Presidential, an exhibition of new work by five artists who examine the American political landscape from an unfamiliar angle. Featuring sculpture, drawing, photography, and video by Pio Abad, Deborah Aschheim, Cintia Segovia, and exhibition curators Marisa J. Futernick and Rebecca Sittler, Almost Presidential highlights artists whose previous bodies of work have challenged the visual and rhetorical representations of former presidents and their legacies. In the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Federal election, the exhibition looks at vice presidents and failed presidential candidates, investigating names forgotten to history, or reduced to one-liners or supporting roles outside the spotlight. More information
This is the Place, This Must Be the Place
The Work Shop
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents This is the Place, This Must be the Place, a collaboration between two artists who use text-based works to explore controversial ideas around migration, voice, access, and gender. Kyla Hansen and Krystal Ramirez establish a dialogue of shifted and distorted words, moving back and forth between narrative and abstraction as they find occasional common ground through a word or a repeated phrase. By introducing instability to written language, they create a space where they can talk about instabilities that exist in some of the other areas we like to think of as solid and fixed. More information
Centro: Mask Selections from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Micheal C. and Mannetta Braunstein Gallery
The symbol of the mask has long been an object of identity and mis-identity in Mexican culture. Evidence of masks and their uses can be traced back thousands of years to the ancestors of the region’s indigenous peoples. Curated by Javier Sanchez. More information
Yerman: Peaks & Valleys
Yerman the Depressed Monster comes from the vision of Ryan Brunty, a Vegas-based visual artist, whose work primarily focuses on the isolation and desperation felt during long bouts of depression through the use of watercolors, street art, and somber animated characters. His main character, Yerman the Sad Yeti, is the subject of Depressed Monsters, a clothing line officially debuted in 2014. Taking a guerrilla-style approach, his work has been seen in the MoMa, on reality shows, and galleries across the west coast. The Window Gallery is a collaboration between the UNLV Department of Art and the Barrick. More information
[Read: "Turning Depression Into a Movement"]
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
Located on the main campus of UNLV, the College of Fine Arts offers graduate degrees in Art, Architecture, Film, Music, Dance, Theatre, and Entertainment Engineering and Design, a unique discipline that combines engineering with technical theatre training. The College’s facilities include theaters and contemporary art galleries as well as the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to the arts. Located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Barrick promotes a powerful awareness of the arts through programs of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities.
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 Swenson Street. 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.
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.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to the arts.