Rated 5 out of 5 by JDRoberts Bellagio Fine Arts Gallery - A Bit of Culture in the Heart of Hedonism!
The Bellagio Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Bellagio Casino across from the main entrance to the outdoor pool, and next to the Gelato Café. If you have not had the opportunity to experience works by the Great Masters, this is your chance! At a mere $17 for admission ($15 for teachers and students) the gallery requires reservations to keep from overcrowding (Thank You!). Staff and Security are polite, but vigilant and professional...
I appreciate that I can view the art from all angles and close-up, although it is too bad that the works are under glass...Strange, perhaps the existing lighting has too much UV and they are protecting the works from further fading, or protecting the canvas and paper from curious hands? The glass inhibits close inspection of the brush work and some of the subtle variations in color, but it is a small price to pay for a one-on-one with Degas...
The gallery is the perfect size to spend a peaceful and thought-provoking hour, and I appreciate the free accompanying audio.
You will also find a few chairs and ottomans in a lounge with books on the subject/artists featured in the exhibition. A great respite if you need to rest your feet and further your understanding of the artists/subject matter or find a little inspiration.
My only wish is that the exhibits changed more frequently!
October 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by roger1543 appreciate the presentation
It was so interesting because of the additional information at each picture.
Appreciate your interest and presentation of the show. Could of been more expansive with more room. Also enjoyed the sculpture garden.
October 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by TonyA1965 Recommended only for Picasso die-hards
As an art lover who has visited many of the great world museums and seen a fair share of Picasso's works (not a problem, since he was prolific), I was curious to see the Picasso exhibit at the Bellagio's excellent little art gallery. The exhibit is devoted almost exclusively to the artist's lithographs, however, which at least is interesting to the viewer to see the various "pulls" from the same plate. That said, the exhibit can easily be viewed in less than a half hour, and some might be disappointed at the absence of any famous works (the same can be said of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, which focuses on the pre-Cubist works). So if you are planning on visiting the gallery, don't expect to see any of the Blue Period or other early works - these are all from the mid to later periods.
December 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bajanlv Good diversion
Good history lesson reminding one of the greatness of Picasso. I wouldn't make this the destination attraction for the day but rather to kill about about 45 mins before going out. I would definitely get the iPods with narration to get the full effect.. It's free just have to leave id with front desk.
July 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eloise Nice exhibit but you can't take photos
The only negative I could say is that I thought it would be a larger exhibit. Also they do not allow you to take photos. Many items are small so they are coupled together. The detail on the pieces are incredible. I am glad I went....beautiful pieces.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MysteryGuest2014 Some of the finest Woman Artists highlighted.
Bringing more culture to the masses of Las Vegas. Unprecedented art exhibit for historic art and the women that created it. Very educational for the young and old. The electronic guide lets you admire the collection at your own pace. Take a moment to enjoy the tranquility of the rooms and the powerful creations that surround you. The Bellagio, more than any other hotel/casino, was designed to emphasize beautiful art & craftsmanship throughout. Just look at the floors, the conservatory, the ceilings, the casino's overall design and landscape! The whole experience is a treasure.
August 1, 2014