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First Kunsthalle-style museum at AREA15 announces museum manager

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 15:54:50-05

Museum Fiasco, Las Vegas’ first Kunsthalle-style museum opening at AREA15, has announced Brian “Paco” Alvarez as the museum manager.

Corner Bar Management’s newest concept, Museum Fiasco, will open to the public with ‘Cluster,’an award-winning installation by Playmodes Studio, on Nov. 13.

Museum Fiasco is a museum experience based on the German Kunsthalle model, which is a non-collection-based museum hosting rotating exhibits. There are currently 14 known Kunsthalle-style museums in the United States, and Museum Fiasco will be the first in Nevada.

Alvarez is a cultural anthropologist, a former Las Vegas arts commissioner and Las Vegas native. He has extensive knowledge of the city’s cultural arts scene and previously served as curator of the Las Vegas News Bureau photo and film archives; as interim-curator of the Neon Museum; and was the art curator for online retailer Zappos.

Museum Fiasco will showcase futuristic exhibits, audio-visual experiences and art in a space that will foster a sense of connectivity for visitors.

The first installation, ‘Cluster,’ pushes boundaries in light, technology and creativity in a large-scale audio-visual experience, presenting a dynamic, interactive show that engages the senses.

The virtuosic play tells a story through a collection of lights that strobe in harmony with the extraordinary soundscape. The 360-degree experience explores the chaotic feeling of being inside the kernel of a glitchy computer processor.

Museum Fiasco will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Cluster is likely to sell out throughout the coming months and reservations in advance are highly encouraged.

Tickets are available on the AREA15 website for $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 and under and $20 for Las Vegas locals, military and seniors.