An Inside View of the Barrick Museum is intended to give an insiders perspective of working at the Museum, as well as, keep readers informed of Museum happenings and ways to participate. The views expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not represent the views of the Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV or the Nevada System of Higher Education.


Uniquely located inside one of the university’s three original buildings, the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is about to enter its fiftieth year of service to the Las Vegas community. We regard this milestone as an unparalleled opportunity for growth and change.

The Barrick is not only an educational and exhibition space, it is also southern Nevada’s most important collecting institution. We house the artworks from the Las Vegas Art Museum, and we are the caretakers of Nevadan portion of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 50×50 Collection, one of the most famous and inspiring donations of contemporary art in recent American history.

With your help, we can develop our core collection of contemporary artists with ties to southern Nevada into an unprecedented asset to art scholars, historians, and Las Vegans from all walks of life who are searching for a deepened sense of pride in their city. Our position within the College of Fine Arts on the UNLV campus provides us with many opportunities to broaden the educational scope of our mission, giving contemporary artists the chance to have their work studied by a wide and questioning audience.  Ambitiously, we hope to complement and contribute to the defining of the Las Vegas art world by providing a well-informed context.

Join us in recognizing our past, celebrating our present, and imagining our future. Stay tuned for year-long programming related to our 50th Anniversary in 2017.


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