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August 2017

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Aug. 25, 2017,

4:30pm to 6pm

Marjorie Barrick Museum

Teacher's Night at the Barrick

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/teachers-night-barrick?delta=0

 

Calling all CCSD teachers! The Barrick is hosting an Open House to introduce instructors to all of the wonderful opportunities provided by the Barrick Museum.

Our generous donors have provided funds for a limited number of field trip buses for the 2017-2018 school year, and we invite all interested teachers to come explore all the Museum has to offer to your students. All disciplines and grade levels welcome!

Parking is available and free after 1 p.m. in any staff, student, and metered spot.

Aug. 1, 2017,

11am to 12pm

Aug. 8, 2017,

11am to 12pm

Aug. 15, 2017,

11am to 12pm

Aug. 22, 2017,

11am to 12pm

Aug. 29, 2017,

11am to 12pm

Marjorie Barrick Museum

Art Screening: Casey Roberts

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-screening-casey-roberts?delta

 

"Sometimes I Dream of Myself as Two People and Other Stories"

Screening times: Tuesdays (11 a.m.-12 p.m.), Fridays and Saturdays (1-4 p.m.) and also by appointment

About the filmmaker:

Working in video, painting, and cyanotype, Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts creates contemplative tableaux-like depictions of the tense dichotomy between mankind and the natural world. His esoteric visual fantasies conceal an imaginative playfulness under a veil of mystery. The Barrick is screening three of Robert's short films.

Aug. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017,

9am to 5pm

Marjorie Barrick Museum

Art Exhibition: Masking, curated by Karen Roop

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-exhibition-masking-curated-karen-roop-3?delta=#

 

This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. Far from static artifacts, masks point to shifting meanings and challenge us to question notions of identity. A native of Nevada, Karen Roop has taught courses in English ranging from Composition I to Early American Literature at UNLV, Austin Community College, and the University of Texas, Austin. As assistant director of English Composition, she oversees and teaches ENG 101 and co-teaches ENG 791, a practicum for new graduate teaching assistants in the English department. Her enthusiasm for new ways of diversifying UNLV’s English curriculum has led to years of fruitful collaboration with the Marjorie Barrick Museum, where students have learned to assimilate the visual arts into their critical vocabularies. Roop will integrate Masking, her first curation, into ENG 101 classes during the fall semester.

Aug. 1, 2017 9am to 5pm - 

Aug. 25, 2017 9am to 5pm

UNLV STUDENT UNION

Art Exhibition: Annus Mirabilis

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-exhibition-annus-mirabilis?delta=21#

 

Annus Mirabilis features artwork from the new BFA students and marks the start of their journey. This is their first gallery showing together, and it includes photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Annus Mirabilis means "wonderful year," which couldn't be more appropriate to describe this group of students who will use the coming year to focus on their art.

Participating Artists:

Clarice Tara Cuda

Amanda Keating

Julie Meyers

Mary Sabo

Ty Suksangasophon

Aug. 1, 2017 9am to 5pm - 

Aug. 31, 2017 9am to 5pm

Marjorie Barrick Museum

Art Exhibition: Tested Ground

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-exhibition-tested-ground?delta=65

 

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art presents Tested Ground, a major artistic exploration of the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five American and international artists use a variety of media to probe a relationship we sometimes take for granted. From the firing range imagery of photographer Alexa Hoyer, to the anthropological trash project of Jenny Odell - from Joan Linder’s meticulous radioactive waste site drawings, to Nicolas Shake’s and Andreana Donahue’s investigations of desert debris and urban artifacts - Tested Ground represents a thought-provoking cross-examination of the American landscape.

Aug. 1, 2017,

9am to 5pm

Aug. 2, 2017,

9am to 5pm

Aug. 3, 2017,

9am to 5pm

Aug. 4, 2017,

9am to 5pm

HFA 145 / Donna Beam Gallery

Art Exhibition: A Matter of Personality

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-exhibition-matter-personality?delta=31

 

The Donna Beam Gallery presents “A Matter of Personality.” If personality is defined as a set of distinctive traits and characteristics, then it certainly can serve as a descriptor of art. The title comes from a statement made by Marcel Duchamp, a perceptive observer and seminal artist who stated, “Art is all a matter of personality.” Whether the art establishes its own personality or it is reflective of the personality of the maker, four artists, Eric Burwell, Scott Grow, Camilla Quinn and Sean Slattery, whose work is part of this exhibition, offer a glimpse into the distinctive nature of their practice.

Bureell's paintings are simply objects about pure material and process shunning notions of what a painting should be. Grow lets his materials push, pull, pour, splatter, and spray until the moment arrives when, without a predetermined destination, the work takes form. Quinn strives to make works rich in intrigue and strong in form giving weight to intellect over emotion and concept over aesthetics. And Slattery’s work uses the internet as a source of imagery then translates, adapts, and restructures to produce his smart observations.

Phone: 702-895-3893

Summertime hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aug. 1, 2017 9am to 5pm - 

Aug. 30, 2017 9am to 5pm

West Gallery of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Art Exhibition: Play On Gary, Play On

Free and open to the public.

https://www.unlv.edu/event/art-exhibition-play-gary-play-1?delta=45#

 

What does it mean to pick something up? How do we negotiate the interaction between ourselves and the universe? Play On, Gary, Play On is a meditation on the point in time between an action being anticipated and the moment when it is carried out. Imaginatively it reinterprets this delay through a series of objects: a wooden wall sculpture by the New York artist Richard Francisco, an assembly of traditional Mexican masks, and a number of rarely-seen anthropological objects from the Barrick Collection. The title of the exhibition has been taken from a moment in the 2016 Australian Football League Grand Final when players hesitated because they wrongly believed Swans player Gary Rohan was about to receive a free kick. “Play on, Gary,” shouted one of the umpires, “play on.” Curator D.K. Sole says, “The idea of several contrasts mingling in this small space of time seemed interesting to me —the notions of assertiveness and intent coexisting with incompleteness of action.” 

Richard Francisco: A creator of mostly small-scale objects in wood, paper, cloth, and paint, California-born artist Richard Francisco joined the New York art world in the early 1970s, a time when artists were questioning the prescriptive tenets of 1960s minimalism. Francisco himself asserted a belief in the essential fluidity of genre boundaries, stating, “I would rather build a drawing than draw a drawing.” His colorful post-minimalist works were favorites of the respected art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.

             
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