Best Shrine To Showmanship

Liberace Foundation and Museum

1775 E. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas

The Liberace Museum was founded April 15, 1979, by the legendary entertainer Liberace. The Museum features “Mr. Showmanship’s” dazzling jewelry, rare antiques, unsurpassed wardrobe, unique and historical pianos and his custom car collection. The non-profit Museum supports the mission of The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts which has funded scholarships since 1976. The scholarship program has touched the lives of more than 2,700 students. The Liberace Museum is comprised of two buildings: Building One houses the Piano and Car Galleries; Building Two showcases the Costume and Jewelry Collections, a re-creation of Liberace’s Palm Springs bedroom, and the Awards Gallery. Also inside the Museum property is the Cabaret at the Liberace Museum. The Cabaret not only serves as a showcase for Liberace’s famous mirrored Baldwin nine-foot grand piano as well as home to several afternoon and evening shows by local entertainers. Example pieces of Liberace’s collections can be found in Building Two, including pieces of rare Moser crystal from Czechoslovakia. Liberace owned service for 12, with 14 individual glasses for each setting. The Museum Store and Cafe are open to the public. Among the items offered for sale are Liberace related items, compact discs and video cassettes; along with a selection of music related books, giftware, stationery and jewelry.

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