Wynn art previews at Reno museum

LAS VEGAS -- Art lovers wont have to wait until next spring to view the collection assembled by casino mogul Steve Wynn and his wife, Elaine, which will be installed at the Wynn Las Vegas when the resort opens April 28.

City visitors who want to see the Wynn Collection of 14 paintings now can take a road trip to the Nevada Museum of Art in nearby Reno, where the exhibition, which opened Oct. 2, will be on display through March 30.

Highlights include Picassos Le Reve, (1932), Monets Camille a lOmbrelle Verte  (1876), Van Goghs Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat (1890), Dans Les Roses (1882) by Renoir, The Persian Robe (1940) by Henri Matisse and Bathers, by Paul Gauguin (1902).

Other works on display include a triptych portrait of Steve Wynn created in 1983 by Andy Warhol.

Visitors to the museum can opt for an audio-guided tour narrated by Steve Wynn in addition to docent-guided tours scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturdays.  A series of gallery talks and lectures has been scheduled during the collections stay at the museum.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and on Thursdays until 8 p.m.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens and free for museum members.

For more information, call (775) 329-3333 or visit www.nevadaart.org.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Amy Baratta at [email protected].

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