MCASD does Las Vegas

January 16, 2009 – 7:11 am

We found this article online today at artnet.com, which is definitely worth a visit if you want to be in on what’s happening around the world in art.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA), located in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, has entered into a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) to launch “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends,” opening Jan. 23, 2009. The display is billed as a transition towards a more cutting-edge profile for the space, which has in the past focused on old masters and early modernists — though the art still gets no more contemporary than the 1970s. Works from the MCASD collection included are by Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, the BGFA has also recently launched a “Modern Council,” which hopes to soak up the leftovers from the “Young Collectors Council” of the Guggenheim Las Vegas, which shuttered last year. A personal tour of “Classic Contemporary” is planned for Council members by San Diego museum director Hugh Davies.

Here’s a link to another good site with similar article on this MCASD collaboration with Bellagio

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