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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

A sketch showing equations and shapes
Arts and Culture | January 14, 2021

This solo exhibition examines displaced sites of learning through an interactive installation that invites visitors to respond to an ever-changing series of questions written on a classroom chalkboard.

Arts and Culture | January 12, 2021

This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!

exterior of building
Arts and Culture | January 11, 2021

This collaboration between two artists who use text-based artworks to explore liminal spaces runs Jan. 15 - April 2.

geometric artwork
Arts and Culture | December 21, 2020

This solo exhibition of painting, photography, writings, and sculptural assemblages runs Jan. 15 - April 2.

black man in cowboy hat eating fruit
Arts and Culture | December 17, 2020

The exhibition runs Jan. 15 - April 2 and dates, times, and other details of the performances will be announced on the Barrick Museum’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

protestors outside New York New York casino
Arts and Culture | December 7, 2020

Following a public call for submissions, what returned tackled topics engendered by "Justice" from police brutality and Black Lives Matter to transgender civil rights, protest, decay and erosion, lives lost, equity, and reform.

Barrick Museum In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2020

Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.

New Mexico State University
December 18, 2020

The New Mexico State University Art Museum postponed their three Spring 2021 exhibits “Sorry for the Mess,” “Pasos Ajenos,” and “Saint Joseph & The Laborers,” until June 2021.

KNPR News
December 11, 2020

Many areas of life have been compromised by the pandemic, and the visual arts are certainly one of them.

Double Scoop
November 24, 2020

Lance Smith is Queer. To quote feminist theorist Bell Hooks “queer not as being about who you’re having sex with (that can be a dimension of it); but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.”

Desert Companion
October 2, 2020

SHOWGIRLS IS BAD. This is close to a universally accepted truth. A lot has been written about how and why Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 stripper saga is bad. Some say it’s simply astoundingly bad; some argue its badness is a species of exotic camp worthy of cult-movie status; others make the case that the film is a satire whose badness is part of its stinging commentary.

FAD Magazine
September 22, 2020

Many consider Las Vegas to the world’s entertainment capital. This city in the United States is associated with gambling, nightlife, entertainment shows, and bright neon signs. You may however be surprised to know that Sin City also has many very good art galleries. They are in the Downtown, and even in the famous Strip, where most of the casinos are located.

Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

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...
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...