Submitted by Wendy Kveck, Visiting Assistant Professor, the Department of Art

AH’-WAH-NEE Panel Discussion I at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, November 5, 2021. Photo credit Mikayla Whitmore.

Last Fall, Department of Art and the Donna Beam Gallery were honored to receive the support of a grant from the MSI Student Council, and are now pleased to share video the recently published documentation of the 2021 AH’-WAH-NEE Symposium Panels and Performance, filmed by the award-winning filmmaker Ben-Alex Dupris. 

AH’-WAH-NEE (Paiute for ‘balance’) was a momentous group exhibition and symposium celebrating the beauty of Indigeneity through the art of … Read More


The Black Mountain Institute, The Intersection, and the MSI Student Council are excited to announce the First-Generation Student Essay Contest for 2022. The contest is part of the UNLV 2022 First-Gen Celebration.

About: Any first-generation UNLV undergraduate or graduate professional student can enter this contest. Students must choose a prompt and write a short personal essay. Essays should be 500 words long. The essay should address the writer’s life-experience.

Details: Essays will be read and judged by a panel of writers and editors at the Black Mountain Institute (BMI) in the College of Liberal Arts. Awards will be given … Read More