Identity Tapestry: an exhibition and accompanying programs

Marjorie Barrick Museum at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada
Friday, February 2, 2018
9:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites you to their West Gallery on February 2, for the debut of "Identity Tapestry," a participatory installation by San Francisco artist Mary Corey March. The installation is intended as a day of connection and healing related to the October 1, 2017, mass shooting that rattled the Las Vegas Community.

The 20-foot-long structure, which allows visitors to create a textual portrait of themselves with webs of hand-dyed yarn and statements of experience and identity, will be accessible between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for anyone who wants to take part in developing it into a powerful statement of community presence. March was invited to UNLV in the wake of the October 1st tragedy 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 donated to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas'  permanent collection. 

The 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.