Welcome to the Friday Art News Roudup, a new section where I share with you all the visual art news briefs that come across my desk each week. This week, as COVID rates are declining, a theme emerged in the news that arrived in my inbox. Arts groups everywhere are talking about reopening and recovery. So, consider this the “Reopening” edition.

Later hours at the Barrick, today only

The Barrick Musuem at UNLV has extended hours tonight, Feb. 5. The usual closing time is 4 p.m., but tonight it’s 8 p.m., in an effort to give 9-5ers an opportunity to see exhibitions by Gig Depio, Gulch, Kyla Hansen & Krystal Ramirez, Brent Holmes, Tiffany Lin, Chase McCurdy, and Lance Smith. Admission is free, but due to COVID guidelines, reservations are required.


A day-long panel on the future of the arts

This national, virtual all-day panel discussion might interest Nevada art professionals: Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute hosts “Arts Innovation and Resilience in a Post-COVID World” Feb. 10. Panel sessions will address questions like: What does the future look like? Will audiences come back? How will the experience of the arts have changed after COVID? Registration info here.


More grant opportunities

The City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs office compiled a substantial list of art grant opportunities for the arts, including funds from governments and private orgs for filmmakers, traditional and contemporary visual artists, theater artists, Indigenous artists + writers, and lots more. Here’s the list.

NEA shares reopening guide

In January, the National Endowment for the Arts released “The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19.” It’s a 48-page report detailing repoening protocols, setting expectations, and finding inspiration in clever pandemic arts projects, like the one in Saranac, New York, where poetry was painted on sidewalks. Here’s the PDF.

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