MGM Resorts Art & Culture will unveil Always More: Collecting in Vegas at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art on Nov. 12 as the venue reopens and welcomes back guests.
Always More: Collecting in Vegas features a selection of works on loan from a number of Las Vegas collectors, as well as signature pieces from the MGM Resorts Art Collection.
Passionate Las Vegas art collectors have agreed to share some of their favorite pieces in this exhibition and many are being shown publicly for the first time.
Collectors include: Ralph DeLuca, Jill and Frank Fertitta, Teresa and Lorenzo Fertitta, Robin and Danny Greenspun, Hunter Campbell, Dana and Greg Lee, Sandee and Tito Tiberti and Elaine Wynn.
The featured works represent a cross-section of 20th century and contemporary art from a variety of artists including Diane Arbus, Ross Bleckner, Cecily Brown, George Condo, Takashi Murakami, James Nares, Helmut Newton, Pablo Picasso, Joyce Pensato, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Kazuo Shiraga, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Rosemarie Trockel and Manolo Valdés.
Always More: Collecting in Vegas is inspired by the notion that collecting art is a highly personal journey. When adding art to their homes, collectors consider a variety of factors including what feelings a piece evokes; what meaning it brings into the space; the cultural significance of the work; and the visual appeal.
As guests experience Always More, they are encouraged to reflect on these factors and the emotional and cultural value of collecting art.
The exhibition is co-curated by Executive Director of MGM Resorts Art & Culture Tarissa Tiberti and Las Vegas-based private art advisor and strategist Heather Harmon.
BGFA will be open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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