Love fine art? Headed to Las Vegas? Be sure to swing by the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art at the casino: Starting November 14, the gallery will unveil its “Fabergé Revealed” exhibit.
Organized in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “Fabergé Revealed” will showcase 238 rare Fabergé artifacts. A part of the largest public collection of Fabergé outside of Russia, these treasures were connected to the Russian imperial family from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Col touch: Unique to this exhibition is a small collection of “Fauxbergé” objects – Fabergé look-alikes once believed to be originals.
The History & The Exhibit
Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, the House of Fabergé produced more than 150,000 objects of art, jewels and silver articles – many of which were one-of-a-kind with detailed design and artistry. “Fabergé Revealed” will feature signature pieces from Fabergé’s original collection, including the Imperial Pelican Easter Egg (1897), created to celebrate the Dowager Empress of Russia. The red-gold egg unfolds into eight oval frames graduated in size, each rimmed with pearls and inscribed with the names of the institutions that appear on the front. A pelican stands in a nest atop the egg and feeds her young, symbolizing maternal care.
“Fabergé Revealed” will be on view November 14 through May 25, 2015. Tickets will be $17; $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $12 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Information is available by calling (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or online at bellagio.com/bgfa.
BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing.