Las Vegas’s Modern Contemporary Art Museum Hopes to Beat the Odds

Rendering of the Modern Contemporary Art Museum, Las Vegas.
Rendering of the Modern Contemporary Art Museum, Las Vegas.

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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