If you stand in front of Cap d' Antibes, Mistral by Cluade Monet long enough you can imagine yourself on a sailboat. You can almost feel the wind, the mistral, coming down the coast and slightly nudging you to look out at the Mediterranean Sea. South of you is Cannes and north is Nice but this hillside seems like the right spot to sit.
Art can do that to you. It can move you. It can inspire you and Monet has a tendency to inspire me so the idea that I could go to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art before I head to HYDE lounge is exciting. I'm not sure I'll find anyone who is familiar with Antibes Seen from the Plateau Notre-Dame or Valley of the Petite Creuse but I'll be able to strike up a conversation about art in Las Vegas. Surely, I'll find someone who wants to discuss Claude Monet.
If not, I'll just stand in front of Grainstack (Sunset) and imagine the changing light and the changing seasons.
"Claude Monet: Impressions of Light" is at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art through January 6, 2013. The gallery will be showing 20 Monet pieces as well as 8 additional pieces by other artists of the impressionist period: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro, Eugene Louis Boudin, Charles-Francois Daubigny, Constant Troyon and Paul Signac.
All of these works are organized in a partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)which holds one of the largest collections of Claude Monet.
Art & Wine at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts
If you enjoy wine and you enjoy good art conversation the Art and Wine events are for you. Pair a good wine with some fine art and you have an evening of intriguing interaction and a dose of Las Vegas entertainment that is far from typical. Pair wine with Monet and you can imagine that the moment you leave and head over to HYDE lounge you'll have plenty to talk about.
Tickets for Claude Monet in Las Vegas
$15 – General admission
$12 – Nevada residents and seniors 65+
$10 – Students, teachers and military
Children 12 & under are complimentary
Hours at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
*Last admission sold a half hour before close
Locals’ Night held every Wednesday
5 p.m. – 8 p.m
*Must present NV ID to receive $8 admission price
If you are at the Bellagio you might as well treat yourself to a great meal before your evening really takes off. Try Le Cirque and experience a journey into culinary artistry and then check out the nightlife at Bellagio in the HYDE Lounge.
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Claude Monet, Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil, 1875, Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches, Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Anonymous gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Webster. Photograph © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.