Art Attractions in Las Vegas: Our Guide To The BestNovember 4, 2019 9:00 pm
While Sin City is best-known for its slot machines, poker tables, and outrageous performances, did you know there’s a more artistic side to the city too? Well, there is. And, luckily for you, we’ve put them all in one place. Just for you. So, whatever your preference, be it classic masterpieces or more modern works, you’ll find something for you here. Discover a different side of Nevada’s gambling mecca, and your inner culture vulture, with our guide to art attractions in Las Vegas!
Beyond the Bellagio Fountains, and inside the grand hotel is the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. This modest gallery is a collaboration between Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Bellagio. Think of it as a holiday destination for the world’s masterpieces. Bellagio’s current exhibit is called ‘Material Existence: Japanese Art from Jōmon Period to Present’. This exciting collection includes some of the most unique pieces and objects made in Japan. Many have never been shown in the United States until now. So what are you waiting for?
Vegas’ Metropolitan Gallery is a non-profit that prioritises beautiful fine art over all else. So, if you’re looking for the biggest artists and the most famous works, look elsewhere. Because the Met’s mission is to promote and support independent artists in the community. By buying prints from the shop, you’ll be directly supporting local talent. And the work on display is incredibly powerful. The latest touring exhibition is by Californian artist Renzo, whose work draws on Latin American influences. Art lovers, and arist discoverers, owe themselves a trip to the Metropolitan Gallery Art Museum. Easily one of the best art attractions in Las Vegas.
Polaroid cameras have made a massive comeback in recent years. And Las Vegas is home to the only Polaroid museum on the globe. So, if you’re into Polaroids, the Polaroid Museum and Fotobar is one of the best art attractions around! Inspired by Andy Warhol, it explores both the beautiful intimacies of daily life and the inner worlds of celebrities. The entire collection is a fascinating one for photographers interested in the niche. And, altogether, it’s a testament to the power of deeply personal photography.
One of the most cinematic experiences in Las Vegas. Walking into the two acre-wide Neon Museum Boneyard is like walking into a post-apocalyptic vision of the city. Think of it as the resting place for all of Vegas’ iconic neon signs of yesteryear. This outdoor exhibition features more than 200 works, with a few restored to their original glory. Bear in mind that you need to arrange a guided tour to see the Boneyard. Even so, it’s well worth the trek out.
It’s only fitting that the city of sin would have a museum dedicated to eroticism. Interestingly, Vegas’ Erotic Heritage Museum was founded by a preacher and a pornographer! Unsurprisingly, you have to be over 18 to get in. But if you are, you’ll be able to see a huge collection of works depicting sex, love, and pleasure. The exhibit is a showcase for the power of eroticism, and how it affects the mind, body, and soul.
As an initiative to create a nurturing community of artists from all walks of life, the only expected thing about The Arts Factory is the unexpected. Located slightly off the beaten path, it showcases and fosters a mixture of artists spanning across different styles, mediums and subjects. The transformed commercial warehouse has been a stalwart of the local artistic field. An attached yoga school also regularly hosts classes, as well as concerts and performances in their space.
And that’s our list of the best art attractions in Las Vegas? Has our blog inspired you to visit one, or are there any we missed? Let us know below. And, if you’re looking for more atypical entertainment in Vegas, click here, here and here!