Travel Briefs 02.03.13
February 1, 2013 5:42PM
Andy Warhol, "Campbells Soup II Tomato-Beef Noodle Os," 1969 | COURTESY OF THE BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART LAS VEGAS
Updated: March 4, 2013 6:29AM
Warhol comes to the Bellagio
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is presenting its latest exhibit, “Warhol Out West,” beginning Feb. 8. Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the exhibition will focus on Warhol’s depiction of all things Western. Fifty-nine of the iconic artist’s works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, screen prints and wallpaper will be showcased in the exhibit. Included are Warhol’s 1960s Pop Art paintings of celebrities and consumer products; the 1980s advertisement series; the beloved “Double Elvis” painting and his rarely seen “Cowboys and Indians” series. This will be the only comprehensive Warhol exhibition in the country outside of the Pittsburgh museum. Warhol would have celebrated his 85th birthday on Feb. 22. The exhibit will run through Oct. 27. Tickets, $11-$16; children 12 and under, free. Call (877) 957-9777 or visit www.bellagio.com.
Acclaimed chef opens pizza spot in ARIA
James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain will debut his first casual concept, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, at ARIA Resort & Casino this spring. McClain, who helms his critically acclaimed Sage Restaurant at the resort, is putting his twist on east coast and Sicilian-style pizzas paired with an array of craft beers. The restaurant’s name comes from the temperature at which the pizza will be cooked and the time when the pizza bar will offer a daily special. The restaurant also will feature small plates, handmade pastas, a charcuterie selection and desserts.