Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Reviews: 4/5

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An art museum located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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TriciaLee
Oklahoma88 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2020 • Couples
This museum is supposed to have extensive Natural history, Meso-American art and artifacts, and C
ontemporary collections. But has little display space, so all they had up was some recent protest/critical themed art works with a few meso-American pieces scattered in. Not worth going to.
Written October 12, 2020
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CultureHunter702
12 contributions
Art exhibition - Connective Tissue
Sep 2019 • Solo
While many locals and visitors to Las Vegas grumble about the lack of a fine art museum, they forget one of the finest amenities provided on the campus of UNLV: The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. This gem of arts and culture provides a strong exhibition calendar of some of the best contemporary art to be found outside of Art Basel. Staffed by knowledge docents, passionate volunteers and respected experts, I trust that every visit will broaden my appreciation of the arts.
Written September 24, 2019
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HappyJana
Las Vegas, NV733 contributions
The director(s) bring the best art shows here
Apr 2019 • Family
We always check out the art and the one there currently is no exception. Justin Favela and Ramiro Gomez's "Sorry for the Mess" is a MUST SEE.
Written April 24, 2019
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Kim, Sober in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV31 contributions
Hidden Gem not to far from the Strip
Apr 2019 • Family
Over the past few years this has become one of my absolute favorite places in Las Vegas. The shows have been thoughtfully curated, and although the space is small, every inch is well used. If you're staying on the Strip and need an afternoon destination that's more laid back, the Barrick is only about a 15 minute Lyft/Uber ride away (and a $5 suggested donation). You can enjoy a peaceful walk on UNLV's campus and a stroll through the Xeriscape garden just outside of the museum as well. The exhibitions are rotating so be sure to check the website, and they also offer lectures, classes, and workshops from time to time. Definitely worth the trip!
Written April 24, 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,376 contributions
From natural history and environment to fine arts
Apr 2019 • Couples
You've probably heard a lot of jokes about people visiting Las Vegas to see the museums and art galleries. Well, it's true. People do visit museums and art galleries in a town known for its gambling and casinos. One popular destination is the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Located at 4505 South Maryland Parkway on the main campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), it was established in 1967 as a natural history museum with a focus on natural history and environment of Nevada and the southwestern United States. In 2011, it joined the UNLV College of Fine Arts and became the anchor of six galleries and one museum that offer a wide variety of exhibitions and events, including an ongoing series of public lectures that has included Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Mikhail Gorbachev. Today, the Barrick Museum is committed to collecting art of the present. The Barrick Collection includes Pre-Columbian cultural objects from the American Southwest and Mesoamerica while the Vogel Collection featuring one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America, including works by Stephen Antonakos, Neil Jenney, Lynda Benglis, Lucio Pozzi, Bettina Werner, Edda Renouf and Richard Tuttle.
Written April 6, 2019
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TooOldtoRun
Columbia, MD1,219 contributions
Nice small museum
Jun 2018 • Business
I visited the museum while on a break from a meeting at UNLV. The artworks are all modern art, which isn’t my favorite but they are interesting. They are very large installations, which makes the more interesting.
Written June 20, 2018
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mafac
California Hot Springs, CA357 contributions
Make Time for Art While in Vegas
Apr 2017 • Couples
And not Jack Benny Clowns... A nice galley space, the shows we saw (there would likely be several shows up at a time) was diverse, though not particularly balance in quality. The mask show then up was itself lovely, but the attempt to connect those to contemporary art failed completely.
Written April 10, 2017
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blaizessun
507 contributions
Two visits, two exhibits
Dec 2016 • Friends
I've visited this museum twice, once in March 2016, and the second time in December 2016. I liked the first exhibit of modern art better. The second exhibit was a photography exhibit on oil. The photos were ultra-realistic (if that's a thing), with deep saturated color. They were also super depressing.

I liked the smaller exhibit of fertility statues from Mexico, South and Central America better.

There's not much parking. My friends and I parked in a metered slot and had to walk a ways to the museum.

Admission is free. You can put some money in the donation box if you want, but no one bugged us to make a donation.

It's not a very big museum. You can probably see everything in under an hour.
Written December 9, 2016
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AzRedd
Apache Junction, AZ34 contributions
Disappointing to say the least.
Jul 2015 • Family
I was in Vegas for my teens basketball tournament and seen this place was free (ask for donations), figuring it would be a good little place to visit. Well google maps took us there, construction everywhere. NO PLACE to park (3 parking lots for employees only). We asked the students walking through the parking lot and no one knew where we could park. Being there was many available parking spaces and I had to use the restroom really bad, we parked in an employee only in the back. We were inside long enough to ask where to park (which we never got an answer), for me to use the restroom and to see that we did not want to see what they had in the one small room. We were in and out in 7 mins and got a $40 ticket.
Written September 23, 2015
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bmorerealtor
Glen Burnie, MD25 contributions
Interesting Displays
Apr 2015 • Couples
We were looking for something free to do with our extra time in Vegas and discovered this museum on the campus of UNLV. It's worth the visit, modern art paintings and a nice collection of native baskets and pottery. Be sure to take change for the parking meter.
Written April 6, 2015
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Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM