Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, In Bloom
One of the great art offerings among the Las Vegas casinos can be found at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The gallery is small and often offers uniquely curated shows. It’s a nice bit of culture to add to one’s Las Vegas stay between sunny days of sipping one’s favorite beverage at the pool, gambling play, exquisite dining, and evening entertainment.
One of my past favorite exhibits there introduced me to the large photographs of one of the great portrait photographers ever, Yousuf Karsh 1908-2002—having photographed portraits professionally, I found that show to be quite impressive (and unexpected).
Currently there is an excellent exhibit at the Bellagio Fine Art Gallery ongoing until September 10, 2023.
In Bloom is curated from the TIA Collection of Santa Fe, New Mexico. TIA is a global art collection that actively supports artists & museums through acquisitions, loans & publications. This show is one such loan and was curated specifically for the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, featuring works by Regina Bogat, Nick Cave, Salvador Dalí, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alex Katz, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Ai Weiwei, Terry Winters, Earl Biss, Karla Black, Martine Gutierrez, Dan Colen, Lois Dodd, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Nicholai Fechin, Shawn Huckins, Rachel Kneebone, Tamara Kvesitadze, James Lavadour, Ralph Meyers, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Miron Schmückle, David Simpson, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.
Usng the metaphor of Spring, the show presents themes of rebirth, abstraction, and humanity in general. It is an eclectic gathering of artists and art that expresses various perspectives through painting, sculpture, and photography to offer considerations of seasonal change in culture and life.
I always buy show catalogs if they are available. Unfortunately, this show did not have a catalog at the time of my visit. I was allowed to photograph everything. So, courtesy of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art press photos mixed with my own iPhone photos, I present my In Bloom review in pictures.
In Bloom / Bellagio website: https://bellagio.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/gallery-of-fine-art.html
TIA Collection website: https://tiacollectioncatalogues.org
History of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellagio_Gallery_of_Fine_Art