4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, Nevada - NV89154
The Marjorie Barrick Museum (the Barrick), formerly the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, is a well-known venue for engaging exhibitions and events. Founded in 1969 and located at the heart of UNLV, the Barrick promotes engagement with the visual arts among a broad community including UNLV students, faculty, and staff; the greater Las Vegas community; and the national and international art community. In December 2011, the Barrick joined the UNLV College of Fine Arts and became the anchor of the Galleries at UNLV. The five galleries and one museum that make up UNLV Galleries are each entities in their own right linked through a common administration.
The Nevada Museum of Art permanent collection is divided into four thematic focus areas: Contemporary Art, Altered Landscape Photography, Art of the Greater West, and the Work Ethic Collection. The Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections and Library serve scholars and researchers seeking information related to creative interactions between people and their natural, built, and virtual environments.
These thematic, rather than historical or stylistic, specializations are a natural outgrowth of the institutionís collecting practices over the years. The art collections consist of over 2,000 objects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Center for Art + Environment houses nearly 50 archives comprised of 12,000 items in its Archive Collections and over 5,000 books in its Library.