Along with its famous fountains, the conservatory, high-end shopping, world-class restaurants and luxurious accommodations, the Bellagio is also home to the Gallery of Fine Art. Every year the gallery features a different exhibit, showcasing some of the most famous artists from around the world.
The next exhibit, "Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" (opening Feb. 14), is a collection of 34 paintings from female artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. It will also showcase examples of artistic partnerships between men and women.
The exhibit will spotlight how domestic independence and increased opportunities for artistic education contributed to the growth of female artists.
"'Painting Women' tells a powerful and emotional story detailing how women artists developed and contributed in an era when they were yet to be fully recognized," said BGFA Executive Director Tarissa Tiberti."Each of the works represents a time period when talent was under-appreciated because it was assigned to gender, as the wheels of equality we’re slowly, but purposefully, grinding."
Paintings -- on loan from the Boston museum -- will be arranged thematically from the 1870s through the mid-20th century.
Photo credit: Image courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston