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Museum Fiasco Launches Inaugural Exhibit, Cluster, Now Open at AREA15

Museum Fiasco Launches Inaugural Exhibit, Cluster, Now Open at AREA15
Photo credit: Anthony Mair

Museum Fiasco located inside AREA15 at 3215 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas’ first Kunsthalle-style museum, is now open, with tickets available to experience ‘Cluster,’ an award-winning installation by Playmodes Studio.

A reimagined museum designed to cultivate an immersive sound and light experience, Museum Fiasco is located on the mezzanine of AREA15, the world’s first purpose-built experiential art and entertainment complex. Conceptualized and designed by Corner Bar Management founder, Ryan Doherty, the 5,000-square-foot gallery will showcase futuristic exhibits, audio-visual experiences, art and hospitality in a space that will foster a sense of connectivity for visitors.

Led by museum director, Doherty, Museum Fiasco is a museum experience based on the German Kunsthalle model, which is a non-collection-based museum hosting rotating exhibits. There are currently 14 known Kunsthalle-style museums in the United States, and Museum Fiasco will be the first in Nevada.

The museum’s first exhibit, ‘Cluster,’ pushes boundaries in light, technology and creativity in a large-scale audio-visual experience, presenting a dynamic, interactive show that engages the senses. The virtuosic play tells a story through a collection of lights that strobe in harmony with the extraordinary soundscape. The 360-degree experience explores the chaotic feeling of being inside the kernel of a glitchy computer processor.

“It’s great to fill this space exactly to the spec of how we envisioned,” said Christy Corda of Playmodes North America. “We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication both teams put into this project.”

Museum Fiasco is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Cluster is anticipated to sell out throughout the coming months and reservations in advance are highly encouraged. Tickets are available on the AREA15 website for $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 and under and $20 for Las Vegas locals, military and seniors. 

More information is available on the website at www.MuseumFiasco.com, and on FacebookInstagram and Twitter at @MuseumFiascoA15.

Located in the heart of Las Vegas and minutes from the Strip, AREA15 offers immersive activations, monumental art installations, socially-distanced events, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, groundbreaking technology, bars, eateries and much more. The complex also offers nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with more than 800 free parking spaces.

AREA15 follows the latest recommendations of leading health experts and government authorities, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And true to the insatiable hunger for all things inventive and groundbreaking, AREA15 is using cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to help implement these recommendations, including an AI-driven thermal scanning platform that screens temperature accurately and non-invasively, detects the absence of a mask, and alerts staff when social distancing thresholds are not being met.