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The Real Magic Of Bellagio's Conservatory

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
November 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM | by | Comments (2)

The most magical time within Bellagio's beauteous Conservatory, for us, isn't during any one of its five seasonal displays, it's in-between them. Seeing those elaborate, yet incredibly intricate displays dissembled and assembled is one of the most fascinating sights in town. A well-choreographed production, a swarm of employees work day and night, round the clock, for about a week to cart away one exhibit and create the next.

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Tropicana To House JFK Exhibition

November 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (3)

If you’re a presidential trivia buff, Tropicana has you covered this winter. On display November 22 through January 3, The JFK Exhibition will show off iconic memorabilia and personal effects from John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Many of them are on display for the very first time so expect some unique items.

Like the Mob Experience before it, this exhibit includes some vehicles as well. The Lincoln Continental used to transport the Kennedys to their final flight to Dallas will be on display along with a 1960 Lincoln Continental from President Kennedy’s Washington, D.C. motor pool.

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It's Time For A New Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art Eggs-hibit

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
November 14, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (2)

It’s not Easter time, but it is time to get egg-cited about some eggs. Yes, we are that corny. These aren’t just any eggs, but Faberge, to be precise. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) opens its newest exhibit today entitled, Faberge Revealed: Jeweler to the Czars.

Guests will get a chance to see intricate works of art and get a Russian history lesson at the same time. We highly recommend grabbing an audio guide wand (English, French and Spanish options!) on your way in to get the backstory on the pieces featured in the exhibit. Just be warned: Russian history isn’t always the cheeriest subject matter, particularly in the revolutionary years.

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What Your Five Bucks Will Get You At The Linq's Polaroid Museum

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
April 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

The newest camera shop on the Strip harkens back to the finest 1948 had to offer.

The Polaroid Fotobar and Museum is newly opened at The Linq and features 8,500 square feet of space dedicated to a retail store plus an upper level exhibition space chronicling the history of the revolutionary photo company. The museum showcases one of five functioning 20x24 Polaroid cameras in existence.

The Polaroid Museum is home to the “Capturing Celebrity” exhibit, presented by the Andy Warhol Museum. Get an insider’s look at the images the famous photographer captured from behind the lens of his own Polaroid cameras. The photos in this collection depict actors, musicians and other celebrities including John Lennon, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett and Muhammed Ali.

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The World's First Polaroid Museum Is Now Open On The Vegas Strip

Where: 89109
April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM | by | Comments (3)

In this day and age, very few folks have a traditional camera, anymore. The overexposure of camera-equipped smart phones has changed how this generation captures memories. Even when folks do have a "real" camera, chances are it's seldom used for more than special occasions. And, printing photos? That's becoming a rarity too outside of compiling photo books online, at least for this writer. Lately, I can't even be bothered to update my digital frame.

So, it was a bit weird to hear that one of the tenants of The Linq would be Polaroid. Recently, Polaroid has begun opening a spate of Fotobars (all in Florida until now) where customers can print, you guessed it, photos and purchase products ranging from frames to shadowboxes for their, wait for it, photos, too. Naturally, there are accessories for sale for your camera phone, too.

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At Venetian, da Vinci Returns With Less Art, More Inventions

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
March 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | Comment (1)

Two summers ago Venetian opened a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition that explored the mechanics, scribbles and fear of a genius. More than 200 pieces and artifacts filled several rooms comprising what sponsors labeled the "most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's work ever created." We labeled it an impressive museum/art gallery that opened up worlds of da Vinci previously unknown to us. And, we didn't have to venture to New York, Boston or San Francisco to see it. An exploration of da Vinci's inventions and creations had been brought right here to Vegas.

Now, da Vinci has returned to the Venetian for a second run. The current exhibit explores the various phases of the Renaissance man's life, taking guests on a focused journey through his studies of anatomy, art, science, mathematics and nature. Da Vinci: the Exhibition is presented through 65 of his inventions and machines. For those that visited in 2012, a handful of pieces will look familiar, complementing a deeper study of his fascinations with the subject of war, flight and robotics. His artwork is still a component, but on a smaller scale with just over 20 of his pieces on display.

Guests are first introduced to an overview of the life of Leonardo. A map details where in Italy he lived throughout his years and hints at how his surroundings may have influenced his various fields of study.

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Bellagio's Art Gallery Sends Warhol Back East, Welcomes 'Painting Women'

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
February 25, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (2)

Much like the changing of seasons at their Conservatory, Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art has undergone another big transformation. And, while "Warhol Out West" had a lengthy stay in Sin City, Andy's pop-art collection has now been returned to its home in Pittsburgh.

On February 14, the door was opened to a new exhibit of paintings, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This collection is called "Painting Women."

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Seeing Through The Lens Of Ringo Starr For Free

Where: 89109
November 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

Former Beatle Ringo Starr (or perhaps current Beatle if you're of the once a Beatle, always a Beatle crowd) plays two shows at the Pearl at the Palms this weekend (November 22-23, 8 p.m.). And, while tickets are still available from $70 to hear Mr. Starr seeing as he saw 50 years ago can be done for free.

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At Cosmopolitan, a Liberace Exhibit Will Be Glittering

Where: 89109
November 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM | by | Comments (2)

Ever since the Liberace Museum closed, Liberace lovers have come up short when attempting to revisit their favorite entertainer's golden age in Vegas. (Michael Douglas' turn in Behind the Candelabra was entertaining; CeeLo's Loberace was a disgrace.) But now, thanks to The Cosmopolitan, the over-the-top pianist's glizty presence can be see once more.

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At Bellagio, Fall In Love With 'Painting Women' Starting This February

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM | by | Comment (1)

Just from the images sent out with the press release (shown above and below), we're crushing hard on Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's upcoming show, Painting Women. So, an opening date of February 14, 2014 seems apropos.

After turning the resort's art space over to the works of Andy Warhol this past February, BGFA will be all about the ladies for its next exhibition. Painting Women, another in a string of partnerships with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will "showcase 34 paintings spanning 90 years (1860-1950), revealing the story of women artists, their activism and artistic achievements." Featured artists will include Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.

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Basketball Memorabilia On Display At Wynn

Where: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Tucked away in a back corner of Wynn is a little slice of heaven for the NBA basketball fan.

Just beyond the Tower Suites lobby in a somewhat secluded hallway is an impressive display of USA Basketball memorabilia. There are autographed jerseys, shoes, pictures, and even three gold medals from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. It's all cased behind a big glass window, but that didn't stop us from getting up close and personal with the incredible basketball relics (pardon the fingerprints).

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At Binion's, King's Ransom Not Quite Ready To Be Revealed

July 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

A King's Ransom awaits.. for those who can wait.

Binion's forthcoming Elvis Presley exhibit was due to open last Thursday. And, then on Friday. But, unfortunately, it has now become yet another Vegas delay. This message was shared with Facebook fans on the 5th:

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