The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art continues its 50th anniversary celebration with four new exhibitions of sculpture, drawing, photography, found objects, installation, and film —all connected by overarching questions about our place in the physical world. Join us for a meaningful investigation of our human civilization and the landscape that surrounds it. The Barrick exhibition hall will feature Tested Ground, a curation of object and site-sensitive art by Andreana Donahue, Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, and Nicolas Shake. In the Teaching Gallery, Play On, Gary, Play On places the work of Richard Francisco next to rarely-seen objects from the Barrick’s early anthropological collections. New York artist Katarina Jerinic makes her Nevada debut with Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic, a new work created specially for the Baepler Xeric Garden; and a season of three short films by Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts opens in the Barrick Auditorium.
Interim Director, Alisha Kerlin says, “All of the artists have a connection to Southern Nevada. Many of the works were made in direct response to the desert environments surrounding Las Vegas—all of them invite the viewer to contemplate our relationship to the land we rely on.”