Soon to be Seen


The Barrick Museum staff installing works for Unseen Selections: Las Vegas Art Museum Collection,  the upcoming exhibition slated for a February 12 opening. It runs through May 14. From the release:

Unseen Selections draws from the Las Vegas Art Museum Collection and includes works that have been on long-term loan to The Smith Center. This exhibition includes works by Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms, Billy Al Bengston, Tim Bavington, Shawn Hummel, and David Ryan.

In 2012 the Las Vegas Art Museum collection moved to the Barrick Museum in partnership with UNLV. It becomes an opportunity for an exhibition that represents the growth of contemporary art in the region, and allows the Barrick to be an observation lab for a number of UNLV departments.




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Latest News: UNLV Galleries



Classes have started and UNLV galleries leaped into Spring with exhibitions and events. Details are in the current edition of the newsletter. Read on.

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December Notes and Winter Break Hours


The Holiday Season is underway and here are a few Barrick Museum notes as we head toward the end of 2015.


LAST LECTURE:  Robert Irwin will be the final guest speaker for the 2015 UNLV Artist Lecture Series. The talk with the designer of The Central Garden at the Getty Center is expected to be a popular lecture. It begins at 6 p.m. on December 10. That is an hour earlier than previous lectures. It is recommended to come early. Seating will be limited.


MAKE ART: Visitor-Made series continues with “Deconstruction Studies” on December 17, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. From the release:

“Las Vegas is always inventing itself. Artist Erin Stellmon uses mixed-media collage to represent the destruction and rebuilding that we often see in our city. Visitors are invited to use our source materials to create mixed-media studies inspired by the visual fragmentation in Stellmon’s work on view for Kveck, Russ & Stellmon: Break Ups & Tear Downs.”


FOR EMERGING ARTISTS: The Barrick ‘Art Supply Drive’ that benefits the John D. Gaughan Boy’s and Girl’s Club continues until December 21.


Open on December 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed from December 25 to 27.

Open on December 28 through 30 from 9 am to 5pm

Open December 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed January 1 and 2, 2016


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Artist Lecture Series 2015: Letha Wilson December 3


Landmarks and Monuments Installation view, Solo exhibition at Art in General, NYC. April 20 - June 29, 2013. .jpg


Letha Wilson

2015 UNLV Artist Lecture series. 

December 3

7 p.m.

The Barrick

Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, received her BFA from Syracuse University, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues including Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, International Center for Photography, and the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Austria). Letha currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Letha Wilson’s photo-sculptures “combine landscape photographs and concrete, mixing the two to make literal the idea of photography as a kind of mystical-alchemical-geological enterprise. Ms. Wilson’s focus on the desert and otherworldly sites in the American West also recalls a history of natural phenomena unexplained by science but celebrated in art.”
– NYTimes /  July 2015

Reminder: Robert Irwin has been rescheduled for6 p.m., December 10, 6 p.m., at the Barrick. 

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