UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art


The Barrick presents fine art exhibitions and programs of educational outreach. We are also southern Nevada's most important collecting institution. Our growing accumulation of work by artists with ties to our region is enhanced by our custodianship of the Las Vegas Art Musuem Collection and the Nevadan portion of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 50x50 Collection, one of the most famous and inspiring donations of twentieth-century art in recent American history. Our contemporary works are complemented by a large number of cultural artifacts, ranging from examples of skilled weaving by members of the Southwest's indigenous Paiute to the thousand-year-old ceramics from the diverse cultures of ancient Mesoamerica. 

Uniquely located inside a historic gymnasium, our exhibition space offers visitors the opportunity to see work by international arts practitioners alongside thoughtfully curated displays from our own collections. Our auditorium provides us with a place to show experimental video art when it is not hosting one of the campus’ regular University Forum Lectures and Visiting Artist talks, all of which are free to the public. Engaging hands-on art activities are available in the lobby for visitors of all ages.

We aim to develop our collection into an unprecedented asset to art scholars, historians, and Las Vegans from all walks of life who are searching for a deepened sense of pride in their city. The Barrick’s position within UNLV’s College of Fine Arts provides us with many opportunities to broaden the educational scope of our mission, giving our artists the opportunity to have their work studied by a wide and questioning audience. UNLV students use the Barrick as a place to undertake internships, and we encourage all members of the campus family to enhance our effectiveness by uniting their talents with ours in collaborative interdisciplinary projects.

 



Text source: https://www.unlv.edu/barrickmuseum/about
Photo source: Couresy of the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
(Photo: Mikayla Whitmore)

Exhibitions and events

Vessel: Ceramics of Ancient West Mexico

Temporary exhibition until 16.08.2019

Vessel  explores the relationship between form and function through ancient West Mexican ceramics. The exhibition is organized by shape, and visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of...

Andrew Schoultz: In Process: Every Movement Counts

Temporary exhibition until 15.09.2018

Fusing museum space with the dynamic energy of streets and skate parks, Andrew Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His installations and...


Educational programs

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