Dramatic Exhibition Venue to Feature Stunning Chihuly Collection upon December Debut
LAS VEGAS – November 17, 2009 – Chihuly at CityCenter will debut December 4 within the GALLERY, a dynamic exhibition space located within Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas. Spanning 4,350 square feet, the compelling presentation will feature a diverse representation of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptures, drawings, editions and prints.
Recognized for his masterful use of color, fluid forms and large-scale glass installations, Chihuly’s CityCenter exhibition will highlight a number of his important works including turquoise reeds and birch logs in the Nuutajarvi Installation, the dramatic Lime Green Icicle Tower and an indigo-blue neon sculpture. Chihuly’s new Silvered Venetian series, marking the artist’s first application of silver as a base color, also will be on view. Additionally, visitors will see Chihuly’s popular series works, drawings – created on both paper and acrylic – as well as Studio Editions, limited-edition prints, books and videos.
Chihuly’s work has been exhibited in many major museums throughout the world. One of his most extraordinary and iconic pieces can be found in the lobby of Bellagio Resort & Casino. Among the luxury hotel’s most-photographed features, Fiori di Como is a dazzling three-dimensional sculptural representation of flowers in bloom.
Located within the heart of CityCenter and just steps from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the GALLERY is among an unparalleled collection of unique luxury retailers and restaurateurs that will be found within Crystals – a 500,000-square-foot retail, dining and entertainment district certain to become Las Vegas’ premier shopping experience. Hours of operation for the GALLERY will be from 10 a.m. to midnight, daily. For sales information, the GALLERY can be reached at (702) 590-8741 beginning December 4.
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CityCenter is an unprecedented urban metropolis opening in December 2009 on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. CityCenter will feature ARIA, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; luxury non-gaming hotels including Las Vegas’ first Mandarin Oriental and Vdara Hotel & Spa; Veer Towers, the development’s only strictly residential buildings; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers will include approximately 2,400 residences total. Additionally, The Harmon, a 400-room luxury boutique hotel, is slated to open at CityCenter in late 2010. CityCenter also will feature Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley; and an unparalleled Fine Art Collection with works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, among others. CityCenter is a design collaboration between MGM Resorts International and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Foster + Partners*, Studio Daniel Libeskind*, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, and Gensler. At the forefront of sustainability, CityCenter will be one of the world’s largest green developments. ARIA and Vdara are the first Las Vegas hotels to achieve LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Crystals also has received LEED® Gold certification, making it the world’s largest retail district to receive this level of recognition. CityCenter’s remaining venues are poised to receive a combination of LEED Gold and Silver ratings. For more information about CityCenter, please visit www.citycenter.com.
† The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. The 'LEED Certification Mark' is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used by permission.
* As a consultant to AAI Architects, Inc.