Liberace Museum to remain open during summer renovation

LAS VEGAS -- The Liberace Museum, which houses jewelry, antiques, costumes, pianos and cars owned by the entertainer, will remain open this summer during a $1.2 million expansion.

The project, which began in May and is expected to be completed in late fall, will add 6,000 square feet to the 21-year-old facility, bringing its total space to 21,000 square feet.

The museum's exhibit space will be increased to accommodate traveling exhibitions, and the museum store will be expanded.

An outdoor entertainment plaza and cafe will be added and a Walk of Honors -- comprised of bronze plaques that mark Liberace's career highlights -- will be created.

Plans also call for a round, glass entrance foyer topped by an oversized pink piano and a giant re-creation of Liberace's trademark signature.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, contact the museum at (702) 798-5595.

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