Storytelling school

The Barrick Museum of Art hosts the closing event: Community Storytelling & Warmth on July 22

Join the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Art Museum for an evening of community storytelling and warmth from 5-8 p.m. July 22 as we say goodbye to The spirit of the earth, Always movingand The Mojave Project. Engage in an informal discussion with The Mojave Project artist Kim Stringfellow, and listen to five storytellers from different backgrounds as they come together in open conversation to witness the beauty and diversity of the sacred desert region that forms the center of Spirit of the Earth.

Storytellers will include:

Tell your own stories and take part in a postcard writing workshop where you can share your thoughts on the future of the East Mojave’s endangered landscape.

This closing event will take place at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and is free and open to attendees of all ages. The Stories of Avi Kwa Ame session begins at 6:30 p.m. Masks are recommended indoors on the UNLV campus. On-campus parking after 1 p.m. on Fridays is free.

This program is funded in part with support from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Angela Bromel is the current Clark County Poet Laureate and the editor of The Citron Review, an online literary journal. She is Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Culture and Affiliate Professor of Humanities at Nevada State College. His poems often reflect his relationship with the desert.

Todd Esque is a research ecologist for the US Geological Survey. He is based at the Western Ecological Research Center where he studies a range of issues related to species diversity and environmental change, particularly in arid regions. His recent studies have focused on the resilience of desert tortoises and desert flora.

Berthe Gutierrez
Bertha Gutierrez is Associate Program Director of the Conservation Lands Foundation in Nevada and Volunteer Program Director of Get Outdoors Nevada. She earned a BA in Journalism and Art from the University of Arkansas and worked with nonprofits before moving to Las Vegas in 2016.

Paul Jackson is an elder of the Fort Mojave tribe. A culture bearer of the Neolge (Sun and Fire) Clan, he works with the Aha Makav Cultural Society in Fort Mojave, AZ, teaching arts and culture to tribal youth.

Kim Garrison means is co-curator of The spirit of the earth exhibit and co-custodian of Mystery Ranch, an art and ecology research station near Searchlight, NV. She teaches in the art department at Orange Coast College, California, where she is curator of the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.

Kim Stringfellow is an independent artist, educator, writer and curator based in Joshua Tree, California. Her work connects cultural geography, public practice and experimental documentary to creative and socially engaged transmedia experiences. She is Andy Warhol for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow in 2016 and Guggenheim Fellow in Photography in 2015. She received an honorary doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in 2018. Stringfellow is a professor in the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University .


About the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes that everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds for us all. Located on the campus of one of the most racially diverse universities in the United States, we strive to create a nurturing environment for those who continue to be overlooked by contemporary art museums, including groups BIPOC and LGBTQIA+.

As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we are committed to removing barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income visitors, we offer free admission to all of our exhibitions, workshops, conferences and community activities. Our art collection offers researchers and scholars the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary art in Southern Nevada.

The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on the traditional lands of the Nuwuvi, the Southern Paiute.

Museum accessibility

All museum galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use the stairs. Services such as sign language interpretation can be arranged. Please contact the museum to discuss your needs: [email protected], 702-895-3381.

find us

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada campus in Las Vegas. The museum is easily accessible from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters campus and ends in a parking lot. The museum will be on your right, next to a landscaped desert garden. Itinerary here.

Car park

Visitors can park for free in staff and student spaces after 7:00 p.m. weekdays, 1:00 p.m. Friday, and all day Saturday.
Daily, weekly or monthly permits can be purchased from parking and transportation services.

Metered visitor parking is available in the parking lot outside the Barrick’s entrance along East Harmon Avenue and in the parking lot behind the Lied Library. Other metered green zones are available in the Cottage Grove Avenue parking garage and in campus parking areas. Download the “PayByPhone Parking” app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store.