If the visual tender of the Strip is spectacle — distracting, frenetic, desultory spectacle — then “Akhob” is the opposite of that. Its enveloping bath of light immerses, calms and unifies the faculties.
A second look at the revived LVAM collection in the newly reopened Marjorie Barrick Museum reveals new intrigues and pleasures
While working as a docent at the Venetian’s ill-fated Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, I had the strange and wonderful privilege of hosting student tour groups. Void of self-conscious ramblings, these tours were eye-opening: kids are astute observers and, truth be told, say the darnedest things.
Flashlight, the monumental site-specific sculpture on UNLV's campus, is this city's most significant public artwork. And I might say the same if Flashlight were in Los Angeles, Seattle, or any number of other cities with reputations for fostering public art.
You may have noticed a jagged peak of steel and acrylic set off against the Mission-style architecture of the Historic Fifth Street School. This addition to the cityscape, located in Centennial Plaza at South 4th Street and Lewis, is a sculpture by Stephen Hendee titled, "Monument to the Simulacrum.