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Spotlight On: Fluxus Weekend

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Frustrated with the art they called “imitation, mathematical, and illusionistic art,” a group of international artists in the early 1960s screamed for a transformation of the world through “living art, anti art, and non-art reality.” These artists, with their full-stage performances, experimental poetry and mail art, took the name Fluxus. The group included such artists as Fluxus founder George Maciunas, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The National Arts Club

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A private club opened in 1898, the National Arts Club was founded by Charles De Kay, a literary and art critic, with the intent “to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the fine arts,” a mission which the club still endorses. Looking for a permanent residence for creative individuals to gather, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Springs Preserve

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To many adventure-seeking individuals, Las Vegas is an oasis of noisy slot machines, bright cocktail lounges and swanky piano bars. But long before Bugsy Siegel and the Golden Nugget, the place now called Las Vegas was an oasis—a grassy meadow surrounded by an inhospitable desert. It was home to the indigenous Paiute tribe who depended on the meadow and its ... Read More »

Announcing Chronicles of Old Las Vegas!

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Here at Museyon Guides, we’re thrilled to announce the latest addition to our Chronicles series of historical guidebooks: Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City’s High Stakes History by James Roman. (Click here to see sample spreads.)   Discover one of America’s most fascinating cities on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas. Find ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Atomic Testing Museum

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When Eisenhower ordered the atomic bomb dropped in 1945, little was truly understood about the complexities of such a massive weapon. Therefore, in 1951 a testing facility was orchestrated 65 miles away from the bright lights and vibrant casinos of downtown Las Vegas. For the first time, people arrived on the Strip not to gamble or venture down the well-lit ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Flamingo

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When a nightclub-owning gambling addict partnered up with a man by the curious name of “Bugsy”, the Las Vegas strip would never be the same. Billy Wilkerson, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter had dreams of a lavish and glamorous hotel filled with his A-list Hollywood celebrity friends while Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and his wise guys were looking for a clever ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Notre-Dame de Paris

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Represented in countless artistic landscapes, films, and transformed into a mythical prison for its legendary and fictional bell ringer, the Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic and architectural marvel in the heart of Paris. Built in the 12th century, this gothic style church was one of the first to adopt the technique of flying buttresses in order support the weight ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Musée Rodin

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Nestled comfortably in what was once a quaint suburb of Faubourg Saint-Germain (now Paris’s upscale 7th arrondissement), the stunningly chic Hôtel Biron was built between the years of 1728 and 1730. The beauty of both its exterior and lushly appointed interior, no doubt struck the several artists who took temporary residence there, such as Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, and lastly, ... Read More »

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