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Friday, May 20, 2011

Barrick Museum presents 89XXXhibition: A Reconnaissance into Las Vegas Community - TONIGHT!

Talk about a great museum that few in Las Vegas know about. Well the time has come for every resident and visitor to Southern Nevada learn about the Barrick Museum and its amazing collection. Not just is the museum located on the spectacular campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas but the building its housed in was the university's first gymnasium. Talk about adaptive reuse of an old building!

The museums collections include amazing and rare Pre-Columbian artifacts from Central America and boasts one of the largest Ornithology collections in the world. The museum is a must see for any aspiring Anthropologist, Archaeologist or simply anyone who seeks out curiosities. In addition the museum has a gallery where they host amazing art shows of local and international artists.

This evening the Barrick Museum in partnership with Yelp.com will be hosting an amazing art show. The juried exhibition 9XXXhibition: A Reconnaissance into Las Vegas Community features 22 local artists. The shows jurors Gina Quaranto of Blackbird Studios and "yours truly" chose an excellent collection of works that bring together a cohesive selection of art that demonstrates the creativity of our community's art scene.

The exhibition marks a unique collaboration between the museum and web-based Yelp. “For Yelp, supporting the local community goes hand in hand with providing a spot for people to discover fabulous Vegas businesses, and the programming at the Barrick does so much to foster the cultural and community spirit of our town,” says Misti Yang, Yelp’s Las Vegas Community Manager. “I knew together we could create something that would shine a big light on both our community and art.”

Steven Baskin, Erik S. Beehn, Matthew Couper, Nancy DiLullo, Crystal DiPietro, Glenn Elliott, Teri Feldsher, Josue Fred, Ramsey Hong, Darren Johnson, Alex Kosseff, Sue Kay Lee, Andrew Mattingly, Lincoln Maynard, Toshie McSwain, Cris Neblina, JD Newitt, Marz Pacheco, Frank Strebel, Dustin M. Wax
Dray Wilmore

The Barrick Museum
The museum is located next to the Lied Library at UNLV off of Swenson and Harmon, through the West entrance of the campus, near the Hard Rock Hotel
Admission - FREE (but donations strongly suggested)

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