The Las Vegas Sun explains where the 200 works from the Las Vegas Art Museum which was shuttered three years ago have ended up:
The works are now being loaned to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and being hung in executive offices, corridors and conference rooms in advance of the center’s opening next month.
Some of the collection will make its way to UNLV, which has partnered with the museum to show the works in its galleries.
“The plan has always been to get the works out into the community for people to see,” says Patrick Duffy, board president of the Las Vegas Art Museum, who helped select the works with a Smith Center committee. Duffy said the board was approached by several institutions that wanted to acquire the collection, but said it needed to stay in the museum’s ownership.
Las Vegas Art Museum’s collection includes nearly 200 pieces of art, more than 100 of them donated by Duffy and his longtime friend, the late Wally Goodman.