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50 x 50: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection (Barrick Museum)

Martin Johnson, Take a Chance on Being Here, Appeal to Appear,1979-2002.

50 x 50: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection                

Closing September 28, 2013

Audiences have the opportunity to view works selected from The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection through September 28. In 2010, UNLV was the recipient of 50 contemporary works from the celebrated collectors. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it.

Beginning in 1962, New York postal clerk, Herbert Vogel, and his librarian wife, Dorothy, began collecting contemporary works of art. The couple dedicated all of Herb's salary to purchasing art, and in a few decades had amassed a collection encompassing some 4,000 works. Today, these works form one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America.

Motivated by the desire to share their collection with the public, the couple developed a program to gift 50 works to one institution in each of the 50 states, including UNLV. This program became known as Vogel 50x50. The collection includes the work by such notables as Stephen Antonakos, Neil Jenney, Lynda Benglis, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Bettina Werner and Richard Tuttle.

The award-winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki, will be playing in the Barrick Museum to accompany the exhibition. The film tells the extraordinary story of the Vogels.

Also on display:

The Kent Bicentennial Portfolio: Spirit of Independence contains lithographs and screen prints by well known artists including: Alexander Calder, Alex Katz, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Colleen Browning, and Marisol Escobar. The works were created in response to the question,”What does independence mean to me."

Passage to the Future: Art From a New Generation in Japan (Barrick Museum)

Katsuhiro Saiki, Place #7, 2002.

Passage to the Future:Art from a New Generation in Japan

October 10 - December 20, 2013

The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the Marjorie Barrick Museum are proud to join The Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada and the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Japan Nevada in the Southwestern debut of this internationally touring exhibition.

Featuring forty-two works from eleven Japanese artists, some internationally known, some relatively obscure, "Passage to the Future" is a tight yet broad-ranging demonstration of contemporary Japanese art, a sampling of sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware, and installation work. Yoshihiro Suda carves a single small petal out of wood -- Miyuki Yokomizo assembles a room of soap bars big enough to walk in. Tabaimo makes satire out of street slang and historical references. Raku Kichizaemon the 15th refreshes his family tradition with a raku tea bowl. Tetsuya Nakamura is sleek and speedy. Tomoyasu Murata is handmade and nostalgic.

Artists: Atsushi Fukui • Satoshi Hirose • Maywa Denki • Tomoyasu Murata • Tetsuya Nakamura • Masafumi Sanai • Katsuhiro Saiki • Yoshihiro Suda • Tabaimo • Nobuyuki Takahashi • Miyuki Yokomizo

Guided tour:

Mr. Yusuke Minami - Deputy Director/Chief Curator of the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan will be giving a guided tour of the exhibition on October 17 starting at 6:30 pm. 

Diversified (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Elizabeth Blau, Mass Balance.


Closing September 21, 2013

The Donna Beam Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of a group of diverse artists who impart of their ability and expertise in the university classroom.  This gathering includes Elizabeth Blau, Susanne Forestieri, Orlando Montenegro-Cruz, Adam Morey, Sergio Salgado, Nanda Sharif pour, Jessica Starkey, Florence Baker Wood, with an exhibition of their two and three-dimensional artwork.

Indelibly Yours (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Enrique Chagoya, My Tattoos

Indelibly Yours

September 27 to November 2, 2013
Reception: September 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Five fine art professionals and five tattoo professionals were invited to explore the kinship between the process of marking on skin and the practice of drawing on a printing plate.  The results are featured in Indelibly Yours.  The work of artists Enrique Chagoya, George Herms, Kathryn Kain, Kara Maria, Richard Shaw, and tattoo artists Ross K. Jones, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, Jeff Rassier, Kahlil Rintye can be examined in the progression of their print.  Each was invited by Smith Andersen Editions to produce a work directly influenced or inspired by tattoos.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Jim Sullivan, Untitled #33, 2010.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings

November 8 – December 13, 2013

One of the basic forms of expression in the visual arts is mark making, the touch of a pencil, charcoal, pen and ink or any variety of media to a surface.  Seeing Voices presents a mixture of work by artists including Karen Baldner, Jeff Burden, Don Eddy, Kay Fu, John Rappleye, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Bill Richards, Jim Sullivan and Aaron Sheppard whose drive is fueled simply by the love of drawing, the pure joy of giving voice to what they see.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

James Casebere, Landscape with Houses, (Dutchess County, NY) #1, 2009.

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. 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.

Lectures take place every Monday evening starting at 7pm and open to the public at no charge. The lectures are held on the main UNLV campus in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.

Remaining Fall dates:

September 23 - Christina Linden
September 30 - Gay Outlaw
October 7 - James Elkins
October 14 - Matthew McGarvey
October 21 - Mathieu Gregoire
October 28 - Judy Ledgerwood
November 4 - James Casebere
November 18 - Jennifer Wynn Reeves

Dough it up DeMonte Style - "Tuttle, Stein" (Barrick Museum)

Get Creative: Dough it up DeMonte Style

September 21, 2013 3-5pm

Look around the galleries. Think about materials, line, color, and shape - then create your own art inspired by Claudia DeMonte's Untitled (Claudia Watching TV), from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.

Critique and Conversation: "Tuttle, Stein"

September  27, 2013 4-5pm

A discussion about Richard Tuttle’s drawings from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and a reading of an excerpt from Lifting Belly by Gertrude Stein inside the Barrick's Main Gallery.

Hosted by Barrick Staff, Deanne Sole and Alisha Kerlin