May 20 - September 10, 2016

Five features paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists based in LA and New York. Materiality, attitude, and wit tie their work together, as well as their past participation in the ongoing UNLV Artist-in-Residence Program. ARTISTS: Deborah Aschheim, Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, and David Gilbert. 


Artist Styles and Messages Collide in the Sharply Cohesive Five by Dawn-Michelle Baude, Las Vegas Weekly

Works of former UNLV artists-in-residence on display in ‘Five’ by Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

5 for FIVE: Deborah Aschheim by Settlers + Nomads 

SUMMER HOURS (through August) Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, Closed Sundays  



In Transition

Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection 

As one of the most commonly found objects from the pre-Hispanic era, figurines bring us closer to understanding the cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. This exhibition focuses on the female figurine — specifically those forms depicting women transitioning from maiden to motherhood.



Every Saturday at 1PM & 3PM  

Barrick Auditorium

Last screening September 10, 2016 




August 18, 2016 from 4-7PM in the Barrick Museum Lobby  

David Gilbert reimagines everyday found objects—paint sticks, string, scraps of fabric, and other thrifted treasures—into playful, beautiful, precariously-composed sculptures. These delicate installations are then commemorated in monumental photographs, teasing our pre-conceived notions of permanence and worth. The Barrick invites visitors to create their own temporary mixed media sculptures and installations inspired by Gilbert’s work on view in “FIVE”. Your creations will be photographed—with backdrop and spotlights!—and shared on social media for an audience to admire. The Museum will supply the materials, just bring yourself and your imagination.


David Gilbert inspired sculpture by DK Sole 





Disconnected: The Creation of an American Phenomenon  

Curated by Lee Cannarozzo

June 24 - August 8, 2016 

“Disconnected: The Creation of an American Phenomenon,” an exhibition of objects from the Neon Museum and video footage from the National Atomic Testing Museum have been assembled to tell the story of the disconnect between the unprecedented expansion of Las Vegas and the suburbs that grew up around it. 

From the 1960s through the 2000s the City of Las Vegas, Nevada exhibited an unprecedented population growth. During this period Las Vegas transformed from a small desert city into a major metropolitan area that completely enveloped the surrounding desert environment. Suburban neighborhoods and communities sprang up in every corner of the Las Vegas Valley.


As the city expanded the population diversified, evolving into a multicultural community comprised of a variety of distinct socio-cultural, religious and ethnic groups.Each generation born and/or raised in Las Vegas would see a new city, as each passing decade brought about an aesthetic and cultural transformation accompanied by further physical expansion. The experiences of each generation varied and although the neighborhoods in which these locals grew up in were generally estranged from the activities of the strip and downtown, their lives were intrinsically tied to and affected by their surroundings. This exhibition of temporary installations utilizing artifacts from The Neon Museum, The National Atomic Testing Museum, and the personal collections of past and present residents, serves as a visual representation of the rapid physical and social evolution of Las Vegas during the latter part of the twentieth century.







Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy Gallery, Artemus Ham Concert Hall

A Bigger Picture

through August 9, 2016 

Currently installed on the North and South Walls of the Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy Gallery are a series of large scale oil on canvas paintings by Philippine artist Gig Depio. Mr. Depio has been fascinated with American culture — culture envisioned here as a community — with all the impulses and energies surrounding the historical figures who try and make sense and understand what is happening to them as they experience their era of time. As an artist, Mr. Depio accepts and embraces the notion that he has been given a gift and that gift comes with a responsibility — namely to share and communicate his vision of his time in which he lives and to make sense of the long cavalcade that is history. Curated by Dr. Robert Tracy, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture History/Curator, UNLV



Gig Depio is a painter and an advocate for public art in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was awarded the 2016 Fellowship Grant in Painting by the Nevada Arts Council (NAC), and has worked on various projects with Clark County Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, Clark County Library Galleries, and the City of Las Vegas Gallleries.  Depio graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and worked for several years as an apprentice to his father, Prof. Gig C. De Pio, Sr. 



Edward Burtynsky: Oil

September 23 - January 14, 2017

Reception: September 23, (5 - 8pm) 

Edward Burtynsky: Oil, an exhibition featuring more than 50 large-scale color landscape photographs by Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky, will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23, 2016 - January 14, 2017. The exhibition surveys a decade of Burtynsky’s photographic imagery, exploring different aspects of the modern world’s most transformative resource, oil. 

From 1997 to 2009, Burtynsky chronicled the production, distribution, and use of oil, revealing the rarely-seen mechanics of its manufacture and the altered landscapes formed by its extraction. He organizes his work thematically, passing from oil fields to massive refineries, highway interchanges, gatherings of motor culture aficionados, and the debris that oil leaves in its wake: car scrapyards, mammoth ship breaking operations, and fields of decrepit equipment. Burtynsky also visited the car-dependent suburban housing developments of North Las Vegas; his images of the city provoke questions about the types of communities people choose to build, and human dependence on natural resources to meet the demands of our suburban infrastructure.   

Burtynsky's photographs render his subjects with a transfixing clarity of detail. He precedes every new body of work with research that evolves into negotiations with the authorities of the areas he has chosen to shoot. The angle and height of each image is carefully selected to convey a sense of the sublime. Each photograph in Edward Burtynsky: Oil is a singular alliance between the seriousness of a documentarian and the aesthetic eye of a committed artist. 

This exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.​ ​All of the photographs in Edward Burtynsky: Oil are drawn from the Nevada​ ​Museum of Art, Carol Franc Buck Altered Landscape Photography​ ​Collection. 




Lucy Raven, China Town, 2009, photographic animation, 51:30min.

Saturday Film Screenings: Lucy Raven China Town

September 23 - January 14, 2017. Every Saturday at 1PM and 3PM in the Barrick Museum Auditorium. 

China Town is a video made by artist Lucy Raven as she followed the path of copper ore from an open pit mine in Eastern Nevada to China, where the semi-processed ore is sent to be smelted and refined.  Considering what it actually means to “be wired” and in turn, to be connected, in today’s global economic system, the video follows the detailed production process that transforms raw ore into copper wire—in this case, the literal digging of a hole to China—and the generation of waste and of power that grows in both countries as byproduct. The animation is permanently housed in the archive collections of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. 

Lucy Raven is an artist and art writer whose practice has focused primarily on the moving image. Born in Tucson, Arizona, she is currently based in New York. A 2008 MFA honors graduate of Bard College, her work has been shown in numerous venues across the United States, including the Hammer Museum, MOMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Internationally she has appeared at the Tate Modern in London and the National Gallery of Prague. Raven has a long association with BOMB magazine, both as writer and editor. In 2004 she co-founded an audio magazine named The Relay Project. China Town is her first feature-length stop-motion animation.   




September 23 - January, 2016 

Curated by Lucky DeBellevue, Audrey Barcio, and Robert Tracy

Communication has long been understood to be the human connection.  And today, in our media drenched life of Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, emails, etc., the need for the human connection is of dire importance.  The 20th Century technology is synonymous for connection!  A most curious challenge facing all of us in our technologically advanced lifestyle is deciphering the truth from the falsehood.  How do we know the authentic from the inauthentic?   One proven way---and yes it is a PROVEN way thanks to the safe distance afforded to us by time---is to look at ART!  The installation currently set up in the Barrick Museum’s Teaching Gallery enables museum visitors to find and explore parallels and points of connection not only between ART objects but also to reflect on the time periods from which these items were produced.  I profess you will know and recognize the human connection is right, is authentic when you feel this undeniable relationship with the reverberations still echoing from the past and intermingling with today’s business of life through the contemplation of ART. Robert Tracy, 2016



 Faculty, staff, and students are invited to design and propose small exhibitions from the Museum’s collection as part of a learning experience. Whether drawn together to highlight course curriculum; a particular aesthetic, social, political, or cultural theme; an interdisciplinary study of materials and making, or questions of institutional identity, the objects on display at the Teaching Gallery serves to frame one of the major questions addressing all museums: how do we know what we see? We believe that art has a fundamental place in teaching and learning across all disciplines. The Barrick is pleased to present the Teaching Gallery as an opportunity to explore the role works of art play across the University, and to teach us all.



August 22 - September 30, 2016

KUSO Project presents the artwork of 12 young Taiwanese artists.  Kuso is the term used in East Asia for the Internet culture that generally includes all types of camp and parody.  This exhibition explores the cultural phenomenon of today's online world through the creative vitality of a young generation.  The 19 pieces in the show include painting, photography, sculpture, digital work, video, installation, and an interactive installation.


 KUSO Project is presented in association with the Cultural Ministry of Taiwan.



Hayes and Healy Gallery, Artemus Ham Concert Hall

Rita Asfour: Her Way

August 12 - January 9, 2017

This exhibition features the Ballet and Showgirl series from Las Vegas painter Rita Asfour. Curated by Dr. Robert Tracy, Curator and Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art



Jessie Metcalf Gallery, Tam Alumni Center

Felicia Mora: New Work 

October 7- November 23, 2016

This exhibition features photography and mixed media works by Felicia Mora.



BUNKO: The Lost Archives

October 23 - November 5, 2016 (Reception: October 28th, 6PM)

UNLV/MFA College of Fine Arts Midway Exhibition, Ed Fuentes 

LAS VEGAS - Slides recovered from a storage unit in southern Nevada reveal works created between 1984 and 2001 by BUNKO, an underground artist who stayed underground. Based on documented images and notes from a handful of journals, the unknown artist was in concert with the emerging field of street art, says Ed Fuentes, the arts writer who discovered the abandoned portfolio.  He curated an exhibition to show examples of BUNKO's work that are a timely reflection of social and presidential political commentary.


The exhibition reception is October 28, 2016; a week after UNLV hosts the Final Presidential Debate October 19, and days before the United States Presidential election on November 8.  

BUNKO’s whereabouts are unknown. 

Fuentes is an arts writer based in Las Vegas who is also an MFA Fine Art Candidate at UNLV.




The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. 

Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7pm. Parking is free in all staff and metered spots starting at 7pm. 

The lectures are held in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.


UNLV FORUM LECTURE: Edward Burtynsky on Oil  November 2, 2016 (7:30PM)  

Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives. These images tell an epic story of mankind expressed through our discovery, exploitation, and celebration of this vital natural resource. After the lecture, forum attendees are invited to tour the exhibition Edward Burtynsky: Oil, on view in the Barrick Museum’s main gallery. Sponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and the Dean's Associates. 


University Forum is a public lecture series sponsored and funded by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts, the Dean’s Associates, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum. All events are free, and no reservation is necessary; simply attend at the time and place shown. For details and descriptions for each lecture, visit the University Forum website. A downloadable version of the brochure can be found here.  

  • Originalism After Scalia Wednesday, September 07, 2016 (7:30 PM) — Barrick Museum Auditorium—  Ian Chamberlin Bartrum, Professor, Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • Conserving America’s National Parks During An Era of Global Change Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Scott Abella, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV
  • Presidential Power: Legitimate and Fabricated Sources Monday, September 19, 2016 – 7:30 PM, Cohen Theatre, UNLV Student Union—Louis Fisher, Scholar-in-Residence at The Constitution Project and Emeritus Senior Specialist, in Constitutional Law for The Congressional Research Service
  • Risky Business on the Campaign Trail: Why Candidates Fear Presidential Debates Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Greenspun Hall Auditorium—Alan Schroeder, Professor, School of Journalism, Northeastern University
  • American Indians and U.S. Presidents: Building Nation-to-Nation Relationships Wednesday, October 05, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—William Bauer, Jr, Associate Professor, Department of History, UNLV
  • Thomas Hobbes and Public Order Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Brian C. Anderson, Editor, City Journal, Manhattan Institute
  • Gender Watch in the 2016 Presidential Campaign Monday, October 24, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Debbie Walsh, Director, Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
  • Territory’s Continuing Allure (Coping With A Fast-Changing World) Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Alexander B. Murphy, Professor of Geography and Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon
  • Photographer Edward Burtynsky on Oil Wednesday, November 02, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Edward Burtynsky, Fine Art Photographer and holder of six Honorary Doctoral degrees
  • Women At Risk: HIV and Women of Color Friday, November 04, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Valerie Cummings, MS, JD, Associate Professor, University of La Verne
  • The King of Spades in an Age of Revolution: French Playing Card Design and Imagery, 1780–1830 Wednesday, November 09, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Jeffrey S. Ravel, Chair, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peopling the Americas: Ancient Genomes, Environments and Archaeology Monday, November 14, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Dennis O’Rourke, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
  • Leveraging A Liberal Arts Degree for Financial Freedom Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Julie T. Ewald, CEO, Impressa Solutions
  • America’s Most Famous Indian: The Cultural and Political History of Hiawatha Monday, November 28, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Adam Spry, Assistant Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University
  • Wave Phenomena and the Mechanisms of Creativity Friday, December 02, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Michael Pravica, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, UNLV
  • US-China Relations: Coping with the Three “Nots”  Monday, December 05, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom Friday, December 09, 2016 — 7:30 PM — Barrick Museum Auditorium—Catherine Connell, Assistant Professor, Boston University



September 15, 2016 from 4-7PM in the Barrick Museum Braunstein Gallery   

Figurines have always been a powerful way to portray the emotional truth of life’s milestones. The clay figures featured in “In Transition: Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection” represent important stages in the life-cycles of the Pre-Columbian peoples. Their clothing and gestures may seem mysterious to us now, but the experiences that we see in them—youth, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, parenthood and family, and old age—are still relevant and deeply resonant. The Barrick Museum invites visitors to be inspired by the skill of these long-ago artists. Come and create your own figurines to express the “in transition” moments of your life. Modeling clay will be provided by the museum.

ABOUT VISITOR-MADE: Visitor-Made occurs the third Thursday of every month, starting at 4 p.m. Look around the galleries, then participate in either a group or individual art-making project. Projects vary monthly and are free and open to the public.




Art & the City in the 20th Century

ART 495.1002  Fall 2016 Professor Newbury 

Tuesday 6-8.45pm, Barrick Museum Auditorium 

This lecture examines the intersecting histories of art and urbanism from the mid-nineteenth century through the present day. Visiting urban centers of art production across the globe—from classic Western case studies like Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and New York, to late-twentieth century megalopolises like Los Angeles, Lagos, and Shenzhen—we will look at how and why art is made within certain historical spaces, and how it, in turn, shapes the social, economic, and cultural form of cities. What does it mean to represent urban space, and to whom?

Focused on paintings, photographs, buildings, maps, performances, and film and video, this course seeks to define what “urban visuality” could mean, both to the history of architecture, and the history of art. Topics to be covered include Hausmannization and urban renewal in the late-nineteenth century, the fin-de-siècle concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, capitalism and revolution in the early-twentieth century, war and the home front, monumentalism and informality in the Global South, and questions of postmodernism and postindustrialism in the contemporary American moment.



Artist Lecture Series Seminar in Visual Arts 

ART 291 / 498 /700 Fall 2016 Professor Rafat

Thursday 6-8:45pm, Barrick Museum Auditorium  

The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.




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IMAGES: 1) Deborah Aschheim, detail of Capitol, with Needle in the background, plastic, adhesive and LEDs, 2012; 136 x 40 x 40 in & 120 x 33 x 33 in, respectively (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services) 2) Installation detail of In Transition: Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection, Figurines, Tlatilco, ceramic, Mexico; Approx. 7.25 x 3 x 1.25 in each (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)  3) David Gilbert inspired image created by DK Sole  4) Disconnected installation shot with the curator, Lee Cannarozzo (Amanda Keating) 5) Disconnected installation shot courtesy Lee Cannarozzo 6) Disconnected installation detail courtesy Lee Cannarozzo 7) Edward Burtynsky, Alberta Oil Sands #6, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, 2007 Chromogenic color print, 63 x 78 in, Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape, Carol Franc Buck Collection. Photograph © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery Toronto / Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles. 8) Still from Lucy Raven’s China Town, 2009, photographic animation, 51:30min, courtesy the artist’s site 9) Mirror, Obsidian Teotihuacán; .25 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, Courtesy of Michael C and Mannetta Braunstein, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Collection 10) Brent Sommerhauser, Arch, Graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2010; 24.5 x 24 in, courtesy the artist, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Collection 11) Michael Childers, David Hockney in Palm Springs, Photograph (black and white); 14.625 x 18.125 in, Las Vegas Art Museum Collection 12) Richard Tuttle, Happy Birthday Herb #19, Graphite and colored pencil on paper mounted on grey paper, 1997; 19.125 x 14.124 in, Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection 13) Figurine, Human Head, Clay, ceramic; 2.75 x 2 x 1.5 in, Courtesy of Mike and Lucille Apodaca, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Collection 14) KUSO Project, image courtesy of the artist, Charles Liu, and the Cultural Ministry of Taiwan. 15) KUSO Project, Courtesy of the artist, Charles Liu, and the Cultural Ministry of Taiwan. 16) gif by Mads Lynnerup 17) Photographer Edward Burtynsky (Birgit Kleber) 18) Advertisement for ART 495.1002 with Blade Runner (1982) 19) UNLV Artist Lecture Series Logo designed by Ed Fuentes