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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 | December 18, 2019

Create, connect, and explore! Join the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for a day of all-ages art exploration and hands-on creativity.

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Arts and Culture | December 2, 2019

The fall semester is wrapping up in the department of art. Enjoy any of these 12 spectacular experiences in the 12th month of the year.

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Arts and Culture | November 12, 2019

The tours are presented in conjunction with the UNLV department of world languages and cultures.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2019

As the College of Fine Arts prepares for its annual Art Walk, meet one of the behind-the-scenes players helping to bring the event to life.

Arts and Culture | October 8, 2019

Join the School of Music and departments of dance and theatre at the Barrick Museum of Art on Oct. 14 for a multi-disciplinary event recognizing Research Week.

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Arts and Culture | October 4, 2019

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

Barrick Museum In The News

Double Scoop
January 21, 2020

Mikayla Whitmore is a lifelong desert dweller. She was born and raised in Las Vegas. As a kid, she spent spring breaks getting dusty at her grandfather’s vermiculite claim near the ghost town of Gold Butte. Now in her early 30s and 10 years out of UNLV’s art department, she mines the desert’s mythology and symbology for all it’s worth.

Hyperallergic
January 14, 2020

UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art has a long history of repurposing structures.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 6, 2020

Paintings, charcoal sketches and print materials by John Torreano are on display in the exhibit “Stars on the Ground.”

Desert Companion
January 3, 2020

2019: What a year for the Barrick Museum of Art.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2019

Paintings, charcoal sketches and print materials by John Torreano are on display in the exhibit “Stars on the Ground.”

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 20, 2019

“Create, Connect, Explore” is the theme of the Marjorie Barrick Museum’s free community day Saturday at UNLV. Families can create microscope drawings, murals, zines and illustrations in a variety of workshops led by women from noon to 5 p.m. For a schedule of events, visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum.

Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

October 28, 2019
Chad Scott (Teaching & Learning) is an art educator-in-residence at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art where he has created the program Accessing the Arts, a collaboration with the department of teaching and learning, The Smith Center, the Clark County School District's School-Community Partnership Program, and the Art Educators of Nevada that...
June 27, 2019
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum) has been named the Nevada representative to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) — an organization to which the Barrick Museum of Art belongs. AAMG believes great universities have great museums. It is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and...
March 20, 2018
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum), was named Outstanding Administrative Faculty of the Year by the College of Fine Arts.
September 22, 2017
President Len Jessup on Sept. 14 announced UNLV’s inaugural Top Tier Award recipients during his State of the University Address: Alisha Kerlin, interim director of the Barrick Museum of Art; Jefferson Kinney, associate professor of psychology; and Kwang Kim, Southwest Gas professor of energy and matter.   Kerlin leads museum interdisciplinary...
December 1, 2014
Aurore Giguet (Marjorie Barrick Museum) recently was elected to the Nevada Museums Association's Board of Directors.