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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

woman looking up at giant rocks
Arts and Culture | September 28, 2022

Five to 10 artists will be chosen to produce work that responds to five historic Nevadan land art sites associated with artworks by Walter De Maria, Jean Tinguely, and Michael Heizer.

photo illustration with grphics of music,art, theater
Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

artwork
Arts and Culture | August 15, 2022

Making Room maps out where the Barrick has been in the past and where it wants to go in the future.

artwork of figures in colorful jumpsuits in desert
Arts and Culture | August 15, 2022

Exhibitions highlight painting, photography, sculpture, video, and more by artists from around the globe. 

family photo of four women
Arts and Culture | July 29, 2022

Opening reception for the exhibition curated by professor Erika Abad will be Sept. 2.

hikers in the distance along desert mountain trail
Arts and Culture | July 18, 2022

Join the Barrick Museum as it says goodbye to Spirit of the LandStill Motion, and The Mojave Project

Barrick Museum In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 24, 2022

‘There’s been no lack of excitement, no shortage of people wanting to be involved,” artist Mikayla Whitmore says of “Spirit of the Land,” a recently opened group exhibit she helped curate that runs through July 23 in UNLV’s Barrick Museum. (There will be a concurrent exhibit in the Searchlight Community Center.)

Las Vegas Weekly
March 24, 2022

Shoes, beverage cans, shell casings, undergarments and fragments of holiday ornaments are piled up inside Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The mountain of trash represents Spirit Mountain, the main geological feature within the proposed Avi Kwa Ame national monument south of Las Vegas near Searchlight.

Broadway World
January 12, 2022

Taking place throughout the 9th edition of the fair, the inaugural Directors Summit will bring together a diverse group of emerging art museum leaders from across the US.

Carson NOW
January 7, 2022

Awardees have organizational missions that are humanities focused and/or demonstrate a commitment to public humanities or educational programming accessible to all Nevadans.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
January 3, 2022

The countdown to the new year might be over but the clock keeps ticking. Here's a look at 10 art attractions to check out in Las Vegas before they're gone for good and others that have just opened or are opening soon.

Hyperallergic
December 30, 2021

Elena Brokaw’s work serves as a reminder of the tangible remains of American foreign interference and state-sanctioned violence in Guatemala — the pieces left over, decades after the collective American conscience has moved on.

Barrick Museum Experts

An expert in art curation and studio arts.

Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

July 19, 2021
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;…
December 4, 2020
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art received a Nevada Humanities grant for $7,500 to pair artists with scholars.
November 23, 2020
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.
October 29, 2020
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.
September 17, 2020
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Fine Arts) was the original venue for an exhibition, “Sorry for the Mess,” that now is traveling to the New Mexico State University Art Museum (UAM). It features work by artists Justin Favela ('10 Art) and Ramiro Gomez. It is the second show to originate at the Barrick Museum of Art to travel. The exhibition of…
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…