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Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

  • Social Influence

    I Am The Greatest Proves Muhammad Ali Was A Righteous Man—With Gloves on and Off

    By Kristen Peterson

    At the 'I Am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali' exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, viewers immediately see two experiences that defined the boxer’s life.

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    A Conversation With the Keeper of the Picasso Archives

    By Jenessa Kenway

    During a sneak peak, Tatyana Franck explains the intimate nature of Picasso's "Creatures and Creativity" at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

  • The Hit List

    Picasso’s Creatures and Creativity Come to Bellagio

    By Ian Caramanzana

    Plus: "Back to the Future" screens at Wet 'n' Wild, Charlie Murphy hits Golden Nugget and Smith Center hosts the Composers Showcase.

  • Art

    Historic Beauty, Served Shiny Side Up

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    It’s fitting that Fabergé creations have been on display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art twice. In 2003, the gallery presented "Fabergé: Treasures From the Kremlin." On November 14, "Fabergé Revealed" arrives.

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    Women Artists Get the Spotlight at Bellagio Gallery

    Painting Women is both important and relevant. Featuring 34 paintings, the expansive exhibition is dedicated both to women who painted and the men with whom they collaborated.

  • Art

    Curatorial Tutorial

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Curtained off to tourist foot traffic passing by its doors, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is in a rare condition—closed—its newest houseguest not ready for company.  Inside, Andy is naked. Once the wardrobe goes on, Warhol Out West will be snappily dressed all over these walls, which will belong to Warhol for nearly nine months. Still, this day these walls are white and bare, waiting to wear what’s lined up on the floor beneath them: portraits of John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt, General Custer and Annie Oakley. Framed, iconic, unhung.

  • Art

    Hip Hip, Monet

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Acclaimed—but negligent. Forgive our scolding of legendary landscape artist Claude Monet, but his inviting, indelible landscapes lack one vital element: a magic doorway. You can’t step inside his wondrous compositions. Serious gyp. How can one gaze upon, say, “Entrance to the Village of Vetheuil in Winter” and not want to stride straight into it? Not want to stroll up the snow-dusted path to the quaint, cozy village overshadowed by a mountainous backdrop and bathed in soft gray skies, a perfect seasonal tableau of winter’s bleak but beautiful embrace?

  • Dishing With Grace

    Bobby Baldwin Sliders, Fix

    By Grace Bascos

    Light Group corporate chef Brian Massie has a way with sliders. Take, for example, these pricey-but-worth-it mini-burgers named for the MGM Resorts International executive and former Bellagio president. They are made from Kobe beef and served in a trio, with aged cheddar cheese and grilled onions, accompanied by spiced fries.

  • Nicole Moffatt

    By Cindi Reed

    In late February, Nicole Moffatt will become the exhibition coordinator and assistant to the curator for the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. It’s a managerial job that carries a lot of responsibility—from exhibition planning to helping develop a smartphone app.

  • Art

    Lyrical Landmarks

    By Michael T. Toole

    As a paid Strip attraction, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art has more resources to create an incredible show than most other efforts in Las Vegas. And with the help of some friends—the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego and MGM Resorts International—its current exhibition, A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to Hockney, doesn’t disappoint. Indeed, A Sense of Place showcases quite a range: from the quiet naturalism of Monet to the brassy pop art of Lichtenstein.