Monday, February 13, 2006

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum Launches New Exhibit

LAS VEGAS - The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum presents Rubens and His Age: Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum from February 6, 2006 through July 31, 2006.

This is the eighth exhibition to open at the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. Rubens and His Age is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The exhibit contains a selection of nearly 50 masterworks -- paintings and decorative objects -- by Rubens and other acclaimed artists such as Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Jacob Van Oost the Elder, Adriaen van Utrecht, and Frans Snyders. It has been organized by Natalya Babina and Natalya Gritsay, curators of Flemish Painting; Natalia Serebrianaya, curator of 18th Century French Painting; and Marina Lopato, curator of Western European Goldsmith Work, at the State Hermitage Museum; in consultation with Susan Davidson, curator, Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is located at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas NV 89109. Open daily from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Admission is $19.50 for adults and $15 for seniors and Nevada residents. Student admission is $12.50 students with ID; $9.50 children 6-12. Children under six are free. Reduced admission is available to groups of ten or more when reserved in advance through Group Sales at (702) 414-2102.

For general information about the museum, please call (702) 414-2440 or visit www.guggenheimlasvegas.org.

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