Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art showcases magnificent works of art within a AAA Five Diamond Award resort setting. Inside visitors can expect to view the finest examples of painting, sculpture and other impressive work by some of the world’s most influential and renowned artists. The current exhibition running through April 2010 is “12 + 7: Artists and Architects of CityCenter” featuring sculptures, drawings, paintings and models by 12 of the contemporary artists and seven of the master architects whose work revolutionized the Las Vegas landscape when CityCenter opened to the public in December 2009. “12 + 7: Artists and Architects of CityCenter” showcases artworks by a selection of artists featured in CityCenter’s Fine Art Collection, alongside early sketches and architectural models of CityCenter’s soaring towers, and retail and entertainment district. This assemblage of work illustrates the symbiotic relationship between the métiers of art and architecture by peeling back the layers of a particular artist’s work, exploring its architectural or spatial relationship (take for example, Jenny Holzer’s corner piece or Antony Gormley’s standing figure); but also by providing insight into how each architect’s design became an integral component of the overall urban vision of CityCenter – as their buildings evolved, they developed much like a piece of artwork.