LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On February 14, 2013, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian will welcome 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic to Las Vegas. The traveling exhibition showcases some of National Geographic’s most-remembered & celebrated photographs from its 125-year-old history, such as Steve McCurry’s unforgettable “Afghan Girl,” Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall & chimpanzee, & Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca. Imagine Exhibitions Gallery was previously home to Da Vinci – The Genius, which recently concluded its limited engagement.
In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, visitors to 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic will learn the stories behind the photos & more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before & after the perfect shot. Additionally, documentary videos throughout the exhibition tell the stories behind these iconic photographs & the photographers who shot them.
“We are thrilled to host 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic as Imagine Exhibitions Gallery’s 2nd installation,” asserted Tom Zaller, CEO & President of Imagine Exhibitions, Incorporated “Imagine Exhibitions strives to provide Las Vegas NV with inspirational, thought-provoking & immersive exhibitions, making this partnership with National Geographic a perfect fit.”
At 6,800 square feet, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery is an ideal place for hosting private events, dinners & cocktail receptions in a unique & compelling environment for up to 300 guests.
The exhibition will moreover serve as an exhilarating field trip destination for local schools & universities, giving students the possibility to step out of the classroom & in to the world of National Geographic.
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic will run for a limited engagement & open daily starting February 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m. Ticket prices will be as follows: General admission $16; students with a valid ID, NV residents, military & seniors $13; children 12 & under enjoy free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Taxes & fees not included.
ABOUT IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS
Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all things related to exhibitions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing & operations, Imagine has the experience & inspiration to bring the best possible exhibition to any venue. Imagine is currently producing Titanic The Exhibition, The Human Bodies Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop, Genghis Khan, the Exhibition, Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs, Sacred Texts, Engineering Earth, SexEd: The Exhibition, & Dinosaurs in Motion. Da Vinci – The Genius was the 1st of many installations to be showcased at the new Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian®. In the last year, Imagine Exhibitions has worked in cooperation with the Andy Warhol Museum, Dali Universe, Georgia Aquarium, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, & the Mob Attraction in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit its Facebook page.
ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s biggest nonprofit scientific & educational organizations & one of the world’s leading planners of large-scale, traveling exhibitions. Since it launched “Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” in 2004, National Geographic has organized two more Egyptian-themed exhibitions, “Tutankhamun: The Golden King & the Great Pharaohs” & “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt.” Other exhibitions National Geographic has organized contain the four-city U.S. tour of “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.” National Geographic moreover offers a broad selection of stunning photography exhibitions to museums & venues around the world. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the biggest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond & the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort & convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service & quality for leisure & corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas NV Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas & singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide type of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners in addition to Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen & Joan Rivers & extensive convention & corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop & play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian & its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the 1st ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter Site @venetianvegas & interact on Facebook site at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. The names & brands mentioned above are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.