Local art collections shine as Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art returns

For his post-lockdown debut, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts returns with an exhibit highlighting art held by Las Vegas collectors.

From November 12 to February 15, Always More: Collecting in Las Vegas features a range of contemporary and 20th century artists including Pablo Picasso, Diane Arbus, Takashi Murakami, Helmut Newton; Cecily Brown, Robert Rauschenberg, Joyce Pensato, Lorna Simpson, Rosemarie Trockel, Kazuo Shiraga and many more.

“Showcasing our community and its collections seemed like a great opportunity for the reopening of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art,” MGM Resorts Art & Culture Executive Director Tarissa Tiberti said in a press release. She co-hosted the show with Las Vegas artistic advisor Heather Harmon. “As co-curator, [Harmon] was able to weave his vast knowledge and passion for Las Vegas down to the smallest detail.”

The collectors featured are as impressive as the art. Viewers get a glimpse into the private collections of local luminaries: Elaine Wynn; two branches of the Fertitta family; UFC executive Hunter Campbell; movie poster expert Ralph DeLuca; Greg Lee, President and CEO of Eureka Casino, and his wife Dana; Sandee and Tito Tiberti; and Robin and Danny Greenspun. Works of art from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection complete the show.

“Las Vegas is a city steeped in history and culture,” Tiberti said. “Art has been and continues to be an essential part of this story.”

Always More: Collecting in Las Vegas is open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday through Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last guests of the day allowed to enter at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $6.