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

Stephen Antonakos, Untitled Greek Travel Collage 

50 x 50: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

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)

Miyuki Yokomizo, Please Wash Away (detail)

Passage to the Future: Art From a New Generation in Japan
October 11 to December 20, 2013

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. 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 in the Southwestern debut of this internationally touring exhibition.

Diversified (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Elizabeth Blau, Mass Balance


August 26 to September 21, 2013
Reception: August 29, 6:30 – 8:30pm

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.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Llyn Foulkes, Five Postcards (LVAM Collection)

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.

September and October lectures

Activities at the Barrick

Gabby Aguilar, A Beach Babe. Created at the ArtBar 

Daily Offerings at the Barrick Museum:

Make your own "Found Object Collage" inspired by Stephen Antonakos "Untitled Greek Travel Collages" on view now. Bring found objects to donate to the ArtBar or use some of ours. Glue and paper provided. Take your collages home or exhibit them in the lobby.

Contour Drawing
The Barrick will provide supplies for contour drawing. Many of the works in the exhibition feature LINE as the main element. Take your drawings home or exhibit them in the lobby.

Film Screenings
The Barrick regularly presents films as part of its programming. The award-winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki, is currently playing to accompany the exhibition The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. Videos by contemporary artists are planned for the Fall/Winter.

Children and their adult companions are invited to use their imaginations as they explore our exhibitions and attend Storytime at the Barrick.

Storytime Hours:

Mon.- Fri.: 4 - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 1 - 1:30 p.m.

Our conversational tours encourage critical thinking. Tours are available by request, and are subject to staff availability. There is no charge. A minimum of one chaperone for every seven children is required. Tours can be customized.


Sketch Saturday
Artists have always studied works of art for inspiration. Get inspired by the Barrick’s collection and discover the artist within. 

Join the Barrick Museum every Saturday for free sketching. Pick up free paper and pencils at our reception desk.


Stoller Tours take place on the first Friday of each month, 1:30 - 2:15 pm.
Tours meet at the lobby reception desk.

Experience art with your little one(s) in tow. These guided tours are for moms, dads, and caregivers and are designed to allow you to be mindful of your young ones as you look and talk about art with other adults. Starting September 6th.

Toddler Tours take place on the second Saturday of each month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

You are never too young to learn about art. Bring your tot to the Barrick for a story, a mini-tour and hands-on activity.  Starting September 14th.

The third Thursday of every month bring someone along for Date Night, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Art lends itself to conversation in a natural and inadvertent way: it allows you to get to know someone. Bring a picnic, tour the garden and the galleries and create a work of art together (projects vary each month). Starting October 17th.

We invite you to get creative the third Saturday of every month, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Look around the galleries. Think about materials, line, color, and shape - then create your own art (projects vary monthly). Starting September 21st.

Critique and Conversation is held the last Friday of every month 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Join the Barrick for informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas. Each month has a different focus. Hosted by Barrick's Collection Manager and artist Alisha Kerlin. Guest speakers and topics to be announced. Starting August 30th.