Las Vegas’s Modern Contemporary Art Museum Hopes to Beat the Odds
Las Vegas hasn’t had much success in creating a vibrant arts community, but the new Modern Contemporary Art Museum hopes to succeed where other institutions have struggled and even failed. (The city’s well-known Contemporary Arts Center is currently homeless and the Las Vegas Art Museum closed in 2009.)
The plans for the Modern include building a US$29-million home, hosting traveling exhibitions of 20th- and 21st-century art, and offering educational programming through a Center for Creativity. Like New York’s New Museum, the Modern will be a non-collecting institution. The museum has launched an Indiegogo campaign that aims to raise $100,000 towards construction costs.
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