Recently my mom, Hana, & I had the opportunity to check out the new art exhibit at the Bellagio here in Las Vegas focusing on European & American paintings portraying the Industrial Revolution. This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & many of the pieces were brand new to me in person. Mom & I both frequent art museums & galleries in California so this was very exciting! On top of that- some of my favorite artists are featured! Keep reading to check it all out!
“Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso” illustrates the division between city and countryside due to political and social climate. During this period in history, artists adjusted their focus of urban and rural life by depicting the metropolises as busy with enterprise, ever-growing populations and adversely, the countryside as pastoral, charming and leisurely.
“Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this exhibition brings together European and American paintings that showcase how images of urban and rural life changed in relation to the Industrial Revolution. Featuring works by van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.”
From Hana: I was very excited when Stephanie asked me to attend the press preview at the Bellagio and even more excited when I learned artists were Degas to Picasso. I’m more of a realism sort of gal and was happy to see paintings from Degas, Monet and Renoir–some of my very favorite artists! I was aware of the works by these artists but had not seen the originals of these paintings . The artwork and photography were nicely displayed and it was wonderful to be able to get as close as I wanted to view the brushwork on paintings. We spent a pleasant evening enjoying these works of art.
So what was my favorite part of the exhibit? The intimacy. The gallery is smaller but open with lots of space to move freely. Seeing the sketches, photos, & paintings up close is so different than online or in a textbook. Renoir & Degas happen to be some of my absolute favorite artists & my mom’s all-time favorite is Monet. We hadn’t seen these particular pieces in person so it was quite a special moment.
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. There are discounted tickets available for NV residents, seniors 65+, students, teachers & military members. Youths 12 & younger are free. You can call call (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or visit bellagio.com/bgfa for more information.
Have you been to the BGFA? Who are your favorite artists? What is your favorite thing to do at the Bellagio?