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Downtown Vegas Wants Art Museum

(Las Vegas, NV) — A major campaign to raise money for The Modern Contemporary Art Museum kicked off in Las Vegas. Anna Auerbach with Moonridge Group says they need to raise $29 million in order to move forward with the project. The museum will be located in downtown Las Vegas on East Charleston Boulevard and South Arts Way. Auerbach says most cities of this size have an art museum of this scale, and it’s time Las Vegas does too.

This project is planned for two acres in the burgeoning downtown arts district. The museum will be one of three complementary components of a progressive cultural center that will showcase art, technology, and design in addition to providing essential training and tools for a new wave of artists and designers. The campus will include three components: The Modern Contemporary Art Museum, the Center for Creativity, and Luminous Park, an outdoor sculpture garden and community gathering space.

The Modern Contemporary Art Museum will house 35,000 square feet of museum galleries, with an important and progressive series of rotating exhibits. It will span three floors and showcase the works of both established and emerging artists from the 20th century onward. The Modern will also include a retail store/gift shop, a bistro and event spaces.

Auerbach says they have collected $2.5 million so far. For more information go to The Modern Contemporary Art Museum‘s website and to donate go here.

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