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Barrick Museum Offers Day of Connection, Healing Feb. 2

'Identity Tapestry' allows visitors to create a textual portrait of themselves. It will be up until May 12.
Arts and Culture  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
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The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art invites you to our West Gallery on Feb. 2 as we debut "Identity Tapestry," a participatory installation by San Francisco artist Mary Corey March. The installation is intended as a day of connection and healing related to the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that rattled the Las Vegas community. 

The 20-foot-long structure, which allows visitors to create a textual portrait of themselves with webs of hand-dyed yarn and statements of experience and identity, will be accessible between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to take part in developing it into a powerful statement of community presence. March was invited by the university in the wake of the tragedy to produce this local iteration of a project that has appeared in cities around the nation. "Identity Tapestry" will be up until May 12, after which it will be donated to UNLV's permanent collection.

This exhibition and accompanying programs are produced by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Nevada Humanities, with support from the UNLV College of Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Barrick

Uniquely located inside a historic gymnasium, our exhibition space offers visitors the opportunity to see work by international arts practitioners alongside thoughtfully curated displays from our own collections. Our auditorium provides us with a place to show experimental video art when it is not hosting one of the campus’ regular University Forum Lectures and visiting artist talks, all of which are free to the public. Engaging, hands-on art activities are available in the lobby for visitors of all ages.

Founded in 1967, the museum currently is celebrating its 50th year of service to the Las Vegas community. We regard this milestone as an unparalleled opportunity for growth and change. Please join us in our celebrations.