The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art welcomes you to our West Gallery on Feb. 2 as we debut Identity Tapestry, a participatory installation by San Francisco artist Mary Corey March. The setup is intended as a day of connection and recovery related to the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting that rattled the Las Vegas community.
The 20-foot-long structure, which enables visitors to create a textual portrait of themselves with webs of hand-dyed yarn and declarations of experience and identity, will be accessible in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for anybody who wishes to participate in establishing it into an effective declaration of neighborhood presence. March was invited by the university in the wake of the disaster to produce this local iteration of a project that has appeared in cities around the nation. Identity Tapestry will be up until May 12, 2018, after which it will be contributed to UNLV’s long-term collection.
This exhibition and accompanying programs are produced by the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Nevada Humanities, with support from the UNLV College of Fine Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
About the Barrick
Uniquely situated inside a historic gymnasium, our exhibit area offers visitors the opportunity to see work by worldwide arts professionals alongside thoughtfully curated display screens from our own collections. Our auditorium supplies us with a location to show experimental video art when it is not hosting one of the school’ regular University Forum Lectures and Visiting Artist talks, all which are complimentary to the general public. Engaging hands-on art activities are offered in the lobby for visitors of all ages.
Established in 1967, the Museum is presently commemorating its fiftieth year of service to the Las Vegas neighborhood. We concern this milestone as an unparalleled opportunity for development and modification. Please join us in our celebrations.