The Las Vegas Strip continues to grow, but it’s not all hotels, casinos, and restaurants.
The newest addition is a state-of-the-art digital art museum that opened this month across the street from Resorts World, the city’s newest resort on the north end of the Strip.
Perception is a 17,000-square-foot facility that promises visitors an experience unlike a traditional museum. Museum officials call it a next-level experience, allowing visitors to get a new perspective on some of the most celebrated artists of all time.
“Perception is a 360-degree, fully immersive, multi-sensory museum that will continually introduce fresh content celebrating the world’s greatest artists,” Perception CEO Robert Frey said in a release.
The first artist featured for the grand opening is Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo: The Universal Man is an installation that examines his works in a new light.
“We’re proud to be home to the world premiere of Leonardo: The Universal Man and to invite our guests to witness the genius of da Vinci in a truly special way, where we will push the limits of how art can be portrayed in a museum,” Frey said.
The installation is divided into three sections:
The Grand Salon, a 28-foot-tall, four-wall theater where visitors view a 35-minute film showcasing Italy through da Vinci’s vision. Each wall portrays a different perspective of the story simultaneously.
Visitors will take flight in da Vinci’s flying machine, float through Tuscany on a parachute, stand in cathedrals, and more thanks to advanced laser projection.
Painting with Light, which gives visitors a different take on one of da Vinci’s legendary The Last Supper. The artwork comes to life on floor-to-ceiling projections in what officials call an explosion of light, color, shape, and sound.
Mona Lisa’s Perception, which gives visitors six different versions of one of the most famous paintings in the world. The projections are accompanied by an original musical score to give visitors a different feel for this famous work.
Perception is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $34.50 for adults, $29.50 for Las Vegas area residents, and $18.50 for children. There are also VIP packages available.