Polaroid Museum Opening at Vegas' LINQ

3.14.2014

By Neal Broverman

A rare camera and an indelible Andy Warhol image will make up part of the museum's collection.

The LINQ development on the Vegas Strip, a walkable collection of restaurants and shops, will also feature a Polaroid Museum, chronicling the changing nature of photography.

Polaroid announced this week that the museum, which opens later this spring, will feature one of the only 20x24 Polaroid cameras left in the world. The same camera photographed presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, as well as First Ladies Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton. The camera also captured images of Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, and George Clooney for Vanity Fair.

Andy Warhol was also granted use of the camera, and a self-portrait featuring him with the Polaroid became a sensation in 1980.That memorable image will also be part at the Polaroid Museum. An entire exhibit called "Capturing Celebrity" is being developed at the Polaroid Museum in conjuction with Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.

The LINQ, built and operated by Caesars Entertainment, is partially-open. When completely built out in a few months, it will feature the world's largest observation wheel — bigger than the London Eye.

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