In true Las Vegas style, the region’s best art museums and galleries immerse audiences in new worlds through thought-provoking displays. Go ahead, get inspired.
Explore Illuminarium's Space: A Journey to the Moon & Beyond at AREA15. PHOTO COURTESY OF ILLUMINARIUM
AREA15 uses state-of-the-art technology, sharp laser projections and advanced systems to explore other cultures and worlds through this cinematic experience. Thrill your senses at Museum Fiasco, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and Art Island, or stop by Illuminarium to discover a space that will virtually take you on an African safari or to outer space or beyond.
Tucked within Arte Museum's Garden exhibit, the Light of Las Vegas showcases Las Vegas' dazzling nightlife and scenic desert surroundings. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTE MUSEUM
Nestled amid the dazzling lights of the Strip, Arte Museum will open its doors in November 2023 to take Las Vegas to another dimension. Feast your eyes on an immersive media art showcase by D’strict. Embracing the theme eternal nature, this exhibition reimagines the natural world, transforming it into immersive media art experiences. Blending digital media technologies with creative visual expression, Arte Museum offers visitors an opportunity to explore nature beyond the confines of time and space.
An installation view of Salvador Dalí's "Colen, Katz and Pistoletto" from Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art's recent In Bloom exhibit; PHOTO COURTESY OF BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART
Tucked among Bellagio’s iconic restaurants and nightlife hot spots is the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, a cultural hub featuring rotating exhibits in the heart of the hotel. From works by Picasso to Warhol, its impressive portfolio curated by expert art advisors makes it a must-visit destination for those seeking a refined and inspiring escape.
With a keen eye for creativity and innovation, artist Elena Bulatova curates a vibrant collection of contemporary art at her eponymous gallery at The Shops at Crystals, where she showcases her original works alongside pieces from rising creatives. Highlights include oversize lollipops and popsicles dripping in bright colors to butterflies awash in a spectrum of hues.
Whether you’re exploring the enchanting landscapes of virtual realms, becoming part of a living canvas of vibrant colors, or witnessing mind-bending performances, Fantasy Lab promises an unforgettable adventure for the senses. Basketball gurus can marvel over the museum’s new exhibit Shaq’s Fantasy Lab, starring Chief Fantasy Officer Shaquille O’Neal.
Roger A. Deakins, "Judy's Chair" (Scotland, 2012) was recently featured at FAS44 gallery. PHOTO COURTESY OF FAS448
The brainchild of art collector Michael Frey, FAS44 opened in January 2022 to bring a New York-style gallery to Las Vegas. Since its debut, Frey has showcased the works of photographers Cig Harvey, Mona Kuhn and Roger A. Deakins, among others. Frey’s latest exhibit, Color & Shadow: Louis Stettner in New York, Kit Young in Venice, continues his promise to expose locals to thought-provoking images in an immersive space.
Within the vibrant campus of the University of Nevada, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art stands as an outlet for creative expression and cultural exploration. Granting free admission to all, the museum is fueled by an ardor for inspiring and educating through a wide spectrum of visual art forms, from traditional to contemporary.
The cloning table at the new Museum of Illusions; PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
You won’t believe how much fun you’ll have at the Museum of Illusions in Las Vegas; prepare to have your perception challenged and your senses delighted. This immersive and interactive experience offers a journey into optical illusions, puzzles and mind-boggling exhibits that will leave you questioning reality. With unique photo opportunities to experiment with—from head-on-a-platter to a cloning table—the options are endless.
Stop by the Park West Fine Art Museum Gallery at Caesars Palace, where impactful pieces from artistic greats are displayed year-round. With locations on levels one and two in The Forum Shops, Park West offers a diverse collection of artwork, including masterpieces by Salvador Dalí, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso.
With each piece, sculptor Richard MacDonald invites viewers to explore the essence of human expression and the intersection of strength and vulnerability in the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. The Art of Richard MacDonald is an invitation to immerse oneself in the captivating realm of a true artistic virtuoso, where the synergy between form and emotion is timeless and inspiring.
The Neon Museum
What would the Neon Capital of the World be without a museum to uphold its title? This open-air museum transports visitors to an era of glitz and glamour. With over 200 neon signs and Las Vegas artifacts, each with its own story, The Neon Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s rich past.