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November 29, 2011
November 29, 2011 - The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum is pleased to announce that it will transition from the Harry Reid Center to join the College of Fine Arts, led by Dean Jeffrey Koep, effective immediately.
“This move establishes a clear focus for the Barrick Museum combined with long-term sustainable support desperately needed in these challenging times,” said Oliver Hemmers, director of the UNLV Harry Reid Center.
“As many have noted, the Barrick Museum has begun a transformation to exhibiting more and more visual art. Joining the college will allow the museum to continue in this direction and create a synergy between it and the other UNLV galleries, such as the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery,” said Koep. “It will create the opportunity to expand our exhibition schedule to the benefit of our students and the residents of Southern Nevada.”
The Marjorie Barrick Museum was founded in 1969 to promote a better understanding of life – past and present – in the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and their environs. It includes the Mannetta Braunstein Research Library, which is focused on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology of Mesoamerica and general museum studies.
“In addition, the fabulous collection of Pre-Columbian Art and Artifacts generously gifted by Mannetta Braunstein to UNLV will be able to be more fully utilized by students and scholars,” continued Koep.
“I believe the Barrick Museum will flourish and become a destination for not only Las Vegas residents, but visitors to our wonderful city. I know Marjorie Barrick, who did so much to enhance learning at UNLV and Southern Nevada, would be pleased to see her legacy carried forward in this manner.”
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