Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
January 27, 2023, 4 – 6 p.m.
FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Join us for two days of joy and reflection as the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art says goodbye to all of its current exhibitions.
We’ll stay open late on the evening of Friday, January 27th to acknowledge our artists and hear readings of new poems by local poets Ashley Vargas and Yesenia Moya Garay. These poems were created in response to the stories of familial relationships and personal transformation in the visionary exhibition Two Cultures, One Family: Building Family, Finding Home, curated by Dr. Erika Abad. The acknowledgments will start at 5 p.m. and the galleries will be open until 6 p.m.
The following day, Saturday, January 28th, will be the final opportunity to see Making Room, Meanwhile, a few feet away from you …, Notes for Tomorrow, Two Cultures, One Family, and “Untitled” (L.A.), as well as the Barrick’s pop-up collaboration with a group of local high school art students, Untitled (Valley High School).
January 28th is also the only day to experience Circle of Introspective Agency, a new community engagement piece facilitated by The Neon Museum’s current artist-in-residence, Thomas Putzier. This participatory installation is an open invitation for visitors to engage in intimate conversation. The gathering will start at 1 p.m. Please see our announcement page for details.
After that, the Museum will be closed for installation until we reopen in March with a number of new exhibitions including Modern Desert Markings: an Homage to Las Vegas Area Land Art, the text-focused curation Am I Your Type, and a Window Gallery installation by Las Vegas photographer Heather Protz.
Admission to the Museum and all of these exhibitions and events is free. Face masks are recommended, particularly on the evening of the 27th as some of our artists and curators are hoping to bring vulnerable family members to see their work. On-campus parking is free after 1 p.m. Fridays and all day on weekends.