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Excerpts: Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collections
December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020
Open by appointment. Call 702-895-3011.
Collections are the backbone of a museum. Objects of both inquiry and enjoyment, they measure our ongoing search for new ways to understand ourselves and our world. Opening on August 17, 2020, Excerpts brings together artworks from all the different collections held at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, including the internationally renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and works originally collected by the Las Vegas Art Museum. This is the first time a single major exhibition will feature works from every area of the Barrick in dialogue with one another.
Visitors to Excerpts will see more than thirty-five works by artists who have mapped out new insights around an extraordinary range of ideas. Some of them are thinking regionally as they look for fresh ways to envision the city of Las Vegas or the crisis of our local water supply. Others are considering personal and social questions of memory, identity, American patriotism, and self-awareness. The process of art itself becomes a focus of examination, with different artists probing the limits of minimalist mark-making, the uncanny possibilities of edges and corners, and the strange task of depicting ephemeral phenomena with the textured physicality of paint.
Excerpts s a glimpse into the profound potential of public art collections, a curation that aims to provide the city with a context for the art we are making today and the art we will make in the future.
The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, photography, prints, artists’ books, and sculpture in a variety of media created by artists from Nevada and elsewhere, including: China Adams, Deborah Aschheim, Robert Beckmann, Diane Bush & Steve Baskin, Eugenia Butler, Matthew Couper, Claudia DeMonte, Andreana Donahue, Marisol Escobar, Peter Fend, Llyn Foulkes, Julieta Gil, Ramiro Gomez, Daniel Habegger, Kyla Hansen, Brent Holmes, James Hough, Neil Jenney, Katarina Jerinic, Branden Koch, Wendy Kveck, Candice Lin, Kathleen Nathan, Krystal Ramirez, Victoria Reynolds, Harry Roseman, Daniel Samaniego, Javier Sanchez, Fritz Scholder, Andrew Schoultz, Lance L. Smith, Gary Stephan, Lew Thomas, John Torreano, Richard Tuttle, and William Wareham.