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Art at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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I am not only a huge fan of art, I’m also a practitioner. When I have free time I draw and paint. And everywhere we travel, Ryan and I try to visit art galleries and museums.

In our previous video (2:43 in) you see a Dale Chihuly hand-blown glass sculpture in the lobby of the Bellagio. He is one of my favorite glass artists. The picture of the light fixture in the heading of this post is also glass (although I don’t know if it’s Chihuly’s work).

The Bellagio has an art gallery you can visit, but you have to pay to get in. Ryan and I went previously but weren’t impressed enough to pay again.

However, there is a free gallery of art you can see inside the Bellagio as well. In the lobby of the “O” Theater (one of the places where Cirque du Soleil performs), you can find an instillation of bronze sculptures by Richard MacDonald. He used Cirque performers as his models for these pieces. The movement and grace of lines on this work is amazing. You almost feel like you are at a Cirque show.

There is also a botanical garden at the Bellagio. The Bellagio Conservatory’s 14,000 square feet changes its appearance with seasons and holidays. When plants and trees rotate out of the display, they recycle them to other grounds. The Autumn display seen here includes 45,000 flowers, 1950 shrubs, 2000 ivy and 30 trees. The display is a horticultural work of art.

In case you’re curious, these two videos are not providing us with any potential income. Due to the copyright filters that YouTube has in place, the images are proprietary and therefore cannot be monetized by other parties such as us. I just wanted to share them anyway, as the Bellagio has so far been my favorite place in Las Vegas for free art.

I hope you enjoy it.

 

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