In addition to a sampling of Warhol’s Polaroids, the museum also has something Las Vegas art fans will be familiar with. Warhol’s Silver Clouds, a display of which was recently a part of the Warhol exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.
The silver Mylar balloons are blown about by a fan in the corner of the museum as a Madame Tussauds wax figure of Warhol watches the action. Art lovers can pose for pictures with the creepily real-looking artist and take fun selfies with large Polaroid-style frames.
In addition to Warhol’s famous snapshots, the museum also features art from Maurizio Galimberti, Marc Serota, Maripol and Lucas Michael who himself was inspired by the work of Warhol. Michael’s Polaroids are much more modern and include Megan Fox, Eva Mendez and Jennifer Lawrence.
The museum also features products from the beginning of the company and begins the tale in a timeline that starts in 1932. View a retrospective of cameras as they've changed over the years as you learn about Polaroid’s creator Edwin Land. You can learn facts you never knew you never knew. For instance, did you know Polaroid won a $909 million settlement in 1990 against Kodak in a patent infringement suit? Perhaps, that’s why they’re still in business after smart phones and digital photography have eclipsed the technology of instant photography.
Still, there’s something to be said for the raw, probing nature of the white-bordered snapshots. Come see for yourself for an admission of
$16 $5. Entry for children under 12 is free. The Linq is the new outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad.