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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 | August 6, 2020

Assistant art professor Doughty is a visual storyteller whose practice engages with socio-economic, racial, and gender-based issues.

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Arts and Culture | August 6, 2020

Excerpts brings together artworks from all the different collections held at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, including the internationally renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and works originally collected by the Las Vegas Art Museum.

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Arts and Culture | August 3, 2020

The department of art and Donna Beam Gallery are accepting submissions through Sept. 1.

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Arts and Culture | June 8, 2020

Congratulations to the artists and designers included in the curated online exhibition that is part of the UNLV Donna Beam Gallery program.

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People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

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Arts and Culture | May 13, 2020

MFA student organization to examine how experimental videos distract or react to social distancing restrictions.

Barrick Museum In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 11, 2020

Five months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV is set to reopen on Monday with new safety procedures and new exhibitions.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 15, 2020

Days after the small businesses in the Las Vegas Arts District locked their doors and boarded up their windows, local artists descended onto the stretch of Main Street, turned the plywood into blank canvases and covered them in images of joy and hope.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 10, 2020

While the coronavirus crisis is keeping Nevada art institutions shuttered, Nevada Museum of Art, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Believer Magazine are creating prompts, lessons and virtual engagement to help Nevadans cope with the pandemic through creative expression.

Las Vegas Weekly
March 24, 2020

The Barrick Museum at UNLV is asking people to create a new drawing every day in response the COVID-19 pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 19, 2020

While the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV is closed, Executive Director Alisha Kerlin has launched a 30-day art challenge to encourage local artists to engage with their feelings and flex their creative muscles.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2020

Sunday will mark one year that Heather Harmon has been working to give the people of Las Vegas their first standalone dedicated art museum.

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.