The Art of Gaming +

The Art of GamingThe Special Collections department at the University Libraries invites you to an exhibit showcasing over 80 pieces of imaginative and whimsical interpretations of gambling and casino life, along with conceptual and advertising art of the industry. The show centers around sculptures that were commissioned by the Stremmel Gallery for Harrah’s in 1995. It also features the artistry of slot machines, casino shows, showgirls, neon signs, historical photos and more.

The exhibit will be located throughout the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and open for viewing during regular library hours.  And now, it is also available in an online gallery.

Opening reception: Sunday, July 7, 2013 3–5 p.m.

Meet the artists, guided tours, light refreshments and commemorative booklet.

Featuring these artists and collections:

  • Bob Adams
  • Kathleen Akers
  • Joan Arrizabalaga
  • Dwight Davidson
  • Paul DiPasqua
  • Mary Lee Fulkerson
  • Mick Sheldon
  • Peter Shire
  • Therman Statom
  • Larry Williamson
  • Will Durham neon signs
  • Karen Burns showgirl costumes
  • Mistinguett showgirl art
  • IGT conceptual drawings
  • Special Collections photographs
  • Marshall Fey collection
  • Joe McKenna gambling ephemera
  • Steve Stremmel slot machines

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