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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

Arts and Culture | August 6, 2019

A short Q & A will follow the screening with artist and executive producer Tanja Hollander and director Robin Greenspun.

geometric art with face
Arts and Culture | August 5, 2019

"Connective Tissue" is the first large-scale assembly of works by renowned neuroscientist-turned-artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. It runs through Feb. 22.

Arts and Culture | July 2, 2019

For the first time, the Barrick is taking part of its collection out for a "pop-up" exhibition, partnering with Nevada Humanities.

portrait of man
Arts and Culture | June 20, 2019

Lara is the artist-in-residence at The Rogers Art Loft — a multidisciplinary artist residency dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists.

A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
People | June 5, 2019

Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.

artwork made of crepe paper
Arts and Culture | May 30, 2019

The event is free and includes hands-on activities, storytime, and more. All ages welcome.

Barrick Museum In The News

Double Scoop
June 20, 2019

Now in its third year, the Bus to the Barrick program provides free transportation for K-12 Clark County School District children to visit UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Most of the students in attendance have never been to an art museum prior to their field trip, and without free transportation and admission, many of them wouldn’t be able to afford the experienc

Double Scoop
June 14, 2019

Now in its third year, the Bus to the Barrick program provides free transportation for K-12 Clark County School District children to visit UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Most of the students in attendance have never been to an art museum prior to their field trip, and without free transportation and admission, many of them wouldn’t be able to afford the experience.

KNPR News
May 29, 2019

When people talk about the arts and entertainment world in Las Vegas, they are often talking about the Strip. But alongside entertainment on the Strip, there’s an active arts community in our neighborhoods.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 9, 2019

Sorry for the Mess, a joint exhibition by Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez, is an eye-opener. The 4,000-square-foot installation at UNLV’s Barrick Museum pays homage to the 85,000 Las Vegas casino employees who wash dishes, vacuum floors, clean rooms and mow lawns. Packed with sculptures and paintings made on-site (some in collaboration with Barrick Museum staff), Sorry for the Mess delivers wit, relevance and beauty.

KNPR News
May 1, 2019

Both as an artist and as the newly permanent executive director of the Barrick Museum of Art, Alisha Kerlin has been fixated on the moment of viewership: the thoughts and feelings you have when first viewing a piece of art. That’s a big upside of her job directing Las Vegas’ only existing art museum. “It’s such a privilege to do that,” she says. “I love that we’ve created a welcoming and safe place for dialogue here."

Las Vegas Weekly
April 18, 2019

Alisha Kerlin holds up a white 3D print of a 2,000-year-old Mesoamerican animal sculpture like a proud mom at a soccer game. “I have a very intimate relationship with this collection,” she beams. For the duration of our museum tour, she carries the replica around, clutching it under her arm like a football. “I didn’t realize his toe was broken,” she says, as if she should have traveled back in time 2 millennia to stop the damage. If she could, she would.

Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

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.