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Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art News

The Barrick presents fine art exhibitions and programs of educational outreach. We are also southern Nevada’s most important collecting institution.

Current Barrick Museum News

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Arts and Culture |

These exhibitions place Las Vegas artists in conversation with their national peers as they investigate contemporary ideas about motherhood, design, and Latin American art history.

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Arts and Culture |

March 21 reading  is part of Black Mountain Institute's Breakout Writers Series.

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Research |

Six years after examining the fallout from the 1 October shooting, UNLV psychology professor Stephen Benning is studying the Dec. 6 shooting. 

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People |

UNLV vice president's preschool revolt was the start of her career in government affairs. She presents at Grad College event Feb. 22.

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Arts and Culture |

UNLV’s literary center welcomes the public to in-person and virtual readings and conversations with acclaimed writers.

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Arts and Culture |

The event, which will be held at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, honors those who have made a significant impact in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

Barrick Museum In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

The song’s opening line tells the story of Las Vegas — then and today. “Bright light city, gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire.” “It showed you there was more to Las Vegas than mobsters and the Rat Pack. That message had value,” Las Vegas historian Michael Greene says of the titular tune from the 1964 film “Viva Las Vegas.”

Southwest Contemporary

The Marjorie Barrick Museum on the UNLV campus has always been a container for feeling. Every work of art it features holds multiple complex themes and ideations. The most recent exhibition, The Emotional Show, brings these already present factors to the forefront, a gambit of sentiment forming a panorama of emotional landscapes. In the panoply of sensations in attendance, fear and its corollaries present themselves boldly. The work in this show has become pronounced in relevance since the December 6 UNLV campus shooting that had the museum staff sheltering in place with terror and uncertainty.

Las Vegas Review Journal

You can learn a lot about a city in its museums — and just by the types of museums it has.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The Rebel Recovery Program will offer several scheduled and pop-up mental health events.

In 2012, the Las Vegas Art Museum’s collection — consisting of 200 pieces of mostly contemporary art — was moved to the newly renovated Barrick Museum at UNLV.


Art workshops are an essential component of UNLV's healing and unity initiatives. UNLV students, faculty, and staff can attend art-making workshops at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Participants can create paper dolls, collages, and attend crochet lessons. These workshops are part of the broader UNLV recovery program, aimed at supporting those affected by the campus shooting on December 6.

Barrick Museum Experts

An expert in art curation and studio arts.

Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

Deanne Sole (Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art) will present a talk on the museum's art writing publication, Dry Heat, at the Nevada Museum Association's annual conference, Preserving Common Ground. The conference takes place at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas from Sept. 27-29, 2023. 
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts…
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum of Art) was appointed to the board of Rogers Art Loft. Rogers Art Loft welcomes national and international artists to work for two to eight weeks in downtown Las Vegas. Their mission is dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists. They seek to support artists in all steps of their development;…
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art received a Nevada Humanities grant for $7,500 to pair artists with scholars.
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum) will take part in an online "Director's Discussion" at New Mexico State University Art Museum during the opening night of “Sorry for the Mess (SFTM),” featuring work by artists Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez, originated at the Barrick Museum of Art. The discussion takes place at 6 p.m., Jan. 21 via Zoom.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Fine Arts) just was named a recipient of a new relief grant to support arts organizations in a 13-state western region. WESTAF is partnering with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide the grant.