Surprisingly, Las Vegas Is A City Of Fine Arts And Vibrant Culture

Surprisingly, Las Vegas Is A City Of Fine Arts And Vibrant Culture

In a town that prides itself in offering “something for everyone,” it’s not surprising to find museums and galleries that exhibit fine art from internationally known artists. If you are visiting Las Vegas, it would be a shame to miss out on an engaging rendezvous with Las Vegas arts.

The Las Vegas Art Museum-For nearly 60 years, the Las Vegas Art Museum (LVAM) has remained dedicated to bringing fine art to Las Vegas.

And despite several relocations before finding its current home in the Sahara West Library/Fine Art Museum in 1997, Nevada’s first fine art museum has certainly succeeded. The mission of the LVAM is to engage visitors in the international culture of contemporary art, and to that end, the museum presents exhibitions that meet international excellence standards and provides various lectures, programs and publications.

Past exhibitions at the LVAM included both international and community-based shows, with displays by local Las Vegas artists and showcases of work by such artists as Dale Chihuly, Sam Francis and August Rodin.

Hungry for more Las Vegas arts? The museum covers almost 8,000 square feet of exhibition space and offers both adult and children’s education programs.

All LVAM programs are designed to meet American Association of Museum standards of excellence, and focus on helping visitors become engaged in the contemporary art and design culture.

The LVAM also provides a range of guided tours designed to educate visitors about current exhibitions. Each tour is led by a trained LVAM Docent Educator and takes less than an hour. Weekend tours, adult group tours, school and family tours can all be arranged.

Several of the larger hotels, the Bellagio and Caesar’s among others, are the homes to fine art galleries, and many more showing the work of artists of international reputation are found throughout the city.

Classical Music-Ten years ago on July 4th, 1998, the Las Vegas Philharmonic launched its classical music presence-adding a unique cultural dimension to the city. Since then, a variety of venues and events have showcased the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s versatility and virtuosity: performing for the openings of the high-end Bellagio and Venetian resorts; premiering “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” with guest conductor John Williams at a private party hosted by 20th Century Fox held at Bally’s casino; and playing for two series of musical performances at Fashion Show Mall sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

In addition, the Philharmonic provided background music for the CineVegas International Film Festival screening of the silent classic “Nosferatu.” International superstars Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli (on his tour in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Denver) have all performed with the talented orchestra. Other world-renown performers have included Bernadette Peters, Leon Bates, Oliva Gorra, Zheng Zhou and Luana DeVol.

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