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Don’t think for a second that blinking slot machines will be the only thing catching your eye at ARIA Resort & Casino. Art is scattered around Las Vegas’ CityCenter, and ARIA is no exception. First, check out the work of sculptor Maya Lin, who created the striking 120-foot reclaimed silver sculpture that hangs above the reception desk, representing the Colorado River. Just outside the huge windows, renowned artist Henry Moore’s “Reclining Connected Forms” sits in the courtyard between ARIA and Crystals. The white marble sculpture has Moore’s famous curved lines and portrays a baby wrapped in its mother’s arms. Downstairs, outside Haze Nightclub, a digital work by artist Jenny Holzer is one of the property’s most striking — a 280-foot-long, 18-foot-tall LED wall scrolls different mantras and bits of wisdom — like "Ignoring enemies is the best way to fight" and “Overeating should be criminal” for the benefit of clubbers waiting for the valet to bring their cars. ARIA offers tours of all of the property’s art, so ask at the concierge desk for times.
The CityCenter Fine Art Collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media that engage visitors on a visual and intellectual level. From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, these works were strategically placed throughout CityCenter’s public spaces to complement the architecture and design.
The Collection features work from over 15 different acclaimed painters, sculptors and visionaries, including Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Isa Genzken, Henry Moore, Frank Stella, and Richard Long.
Suspended above the Registration Desk in ARIA’s Main Lobby is the remarkable Maya Lin’s Silver River. This re-creation of the Colorado River was created entirely of cast reclaimed silver.
Jenny Holzer’s monumental Vegas, located in ARIA’s North Valet Pick-Up, is an LED installation of over 250 feet that posts continual “Truisms” for guests to engage in.
Positioned in front of the Water Wall in ARIA’s Main Valet is Tourterelle from Francois-Xavier Lalanne, one of the world’s most original designer-sculptors. These three whimsical chairs in the form of pigeons provide for a playful photo opportunity.
Antony Gormley’s Feeling Material XXVIII, a reinvention of the human form, hangs over the skylight on the 2nd Floor Promenade.
Three towering, stainless steel sculptural forms by sculptor Tony Cragg are graceful, yet substantial works of art that investigate the physics of materials and spark a dialogue between man, material and the world.
ARIA also features amazing pieces from Julian Schnabel, Tim Bavington, Donald Judd as well as playful and interactive water features from WET Design.