The Womxn of Color Arts Festival and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art are proud to present Why We Need Testimonio in the Classroom at 3 p.m., June 12. Poet and educator Marcela Rodriguez-Campo and Elizabeth Colón Nelson will join Erika Abad for a community “testimonio talkback” discussion about the importance of using testimonio teaching methods in contemporary classrooms.
Testimonio — the practice of expressing important communal experiences through the testimony of a single representative protagonist — can help us center the lived narratives of educators and students, leading to a more authentic and dynamic learning experience for everybody. As part of the the festival, this talkback discussion hopes to empower the community to ensure that students and other youth are affirmed in bearing witness to their struggles and their joy.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art invites you to bring your own seats or comfortable cushions.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Barrick Museum 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 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 Black, indigenous, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ 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 UNLV.
The Barrick Museum is located in the heart of the UNLV 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 for free on this day.