The Marjory Barrick Museum of Art celebrates the arrival of its newest exhibitions: Notes for Tomorrow, Making Space, Two Cultures, One Family: Building a Family, Finding a Home, and a new installation by Nanda Sharifpour at the Window Gallery. Together, these exhibitions highlight painting, photography, sculpture, video and more from artists around the world.
Erica Abad, editor of Two cultures, one family, will be at the Barrick to talk about the process of putting her show together, giving insight into the journey from concept to final installation. Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ current art exhibition Spilled Candy No Name (Louisiana) will also be displayed.
This opening event takes place at the Marjory Barrick Museum of Art from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 2, 2022, with remarks beginning at 6:30 PM.
Masks are recommended. Parking after 1pm on Fridays is free. Please contact the Museum at 702-895-331 or barrick.muse[email protected] by August 31st if you need accommodations such as ASL interpreting.
Notes for tomorrow
The Marjory Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present Notes for tomorrow, an exhibition conceived in 2020 by the New York-based curatorial organization Independent Curators International (ICI). The exhibition, which features artworks selected by thirty curators based in twenty-five countries around the world, reflects a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. At this cultural moment of transition, each work is a source of inspiration from the recent past and a guiding perspective for the future. More info
Two Cultures, One Family: Building a Family, Finding a Home
The Weaving Our Cultures Arts Festival (WoCAF) and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art are proud to present Two Cultures, One Family: Building a Family, Finding a Home. With this exhibition, curator Dr. Erika Abad brings together artists who invite us to ask questions about family/kinship, reproductive justice, gender, and intergenerational bicultural dynamics. More info
Making a Room: Works from the Collection of the Marjory Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is reopening its newly renovated West Gallery with a curated event that highlights an array of recent acquisitions and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the museum’s affiliation with the UNLV College of Fine Arts in 2012. Making a room maps where Barrick has been in the past and where it wants to go in the future.
The Marjory Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present “Untitled” (Los Angeles)exhibition that focuses on a work of the same name by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. “Untitled” (Los Angeles) uses quotes from the artist, his critics and his friends to highlight the generous ambiguity of this enigmatic ‘spilled candy’ work. How many different ways can we approach it? As a process of institutional gift-giving, as a subversive change of the museum as an institution, as a response to the materiality of minimalism, as an embodiment of the ideas he absorbed from Walter Benjamin, as a monument to his great love, Ross Laycock (1959 – 1991, a victim of the AIDS virus), or like all these and more? More info
Nanda Sharifpour uses our fascination with images on the screen to draw attention to the natural elements we pass by in our daily lives. In the past, her practice has focused on the role plants play in modern society, using them both as a metaphorical presence and as beings in their own right. She calls her installation a “collaboration with nature.” The Window Gallery is a small gallery on the exterior wall of the Marjory Barrick Museum of Art. It’s the perfect home for compact exhibitions that can be viewed at any time, even when the Barrick isn’t open.
For the Marjory Barrick Museum of Art
The Marjory Barrick Museum of Art believes that everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that has room for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse universities in the United States, we strive to create a nurturing environment for those who continue to be overlooked by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we are committed to removing the barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests, we provide free admission to all of our exhibitions, seminars, lectures and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
All of the museum’s galleries are accessible to people in wheelchairs and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Services such as sign interpretation can be arranged. Please contact the museum to discuss your needs: [email protected], 702-895-3381.
The Marjory Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessible from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and ends in a parking lot. The museum will be on the right, next to a desert landscape garden. Directions here.
Visitors can park for free in staff and student spaces after 19:00 on weekdays, 13:00 on Fridays and all day on Saturdays. Daily, weekly or monthly permits can be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services. Visitor parking spaces can be found in the parking lot in front of the Barrick entrance, along East Harmon Ave and in the lot behind Lied Library. Other metered green spaces are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue parking garage and campus-wide parking lots. Download the “PayByPhone Parking” app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store.