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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 | March 23, 2023

The museum welcomes three new exhibitions: Modern Desert Markings: An Homage to Las Vegas Area Land ArtAm I Your Type, and Crowd Burst

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2023

Elise Pearlstine — wildlife biologist, perfumer, author, alumna — discusses the complex and storied relationship between humans and fragrant plants in her newest book.

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Arts and Culture | January 25, 2023

Join the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for two days of joy and reflection as it says goodbye to all of its current exhibitions.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

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.

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Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

Join the museum for the documentary that sensitively investigates the experience of pregnancy in a masculine-identifying body. The screening is only open to UNLV students, staff, and faculty.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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Recent Barrick Museum Accomplishments

October 10, 2022
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts executives in…
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…