Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will host its second annual free admission day on Saturday, Oct. 8 to welcome back loyal patrons and introduce new visitors to one of Las Vegas‘ cultural gems.

In honor of Smithsonian magazine’s Annual Museum Day, which offers complimentary entry to designated museums and cultural institutions across the country, BGFA will welcome all guests free of charge to the current show, ‘A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney,’ a revealing exploration of how landscape has been portrayed by artists throughout history.

‘We had an incredibly successful turnout for our inaugural Museum Day last year,’ said BGFA Director Tarissa Tiberti. ‘The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art offers a unique opportunity to see intimate exhibitions featuring works by some of the world’s most compelling artists. Museum Day helps us share the experience with new and loyal fans alike, creating excitement and support around art and culture.’

BGFA will be open Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Last admissions will be accepted no later than 30 minutes prior to closing. In order to gain complimentary entry, guests are asked to visit to download an admission ticket. Tickets must be presented at the BGFA Box Office and are redeemable for two complimentary admissions per household, valid only on Oct. 8.

Organized in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), ‘A Sense of Place’ celebrates the ideals of natural scenery by artists including Claude Monet, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Vik Muniz and more. The collection features more than 30 artworks ranging from paintings, photographs and a video installation that contrast and compare both approach and expressionism in art.

‘A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney’ is on display now through January 2012. Regular hours of operation for BGFA are Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $10 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For more information, please call (702) 693-7871


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