ARIA is more than a collection of lavish rooms and suites

The ARIA Fine Art Collection features work by acclaimed painters, sculptors and installation artists, including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, James Turrell and Richard Long, among others.


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Fine Art Collection

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The ARIA Fine Art Collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media—ranging from sculptures and paintings to large-scale installations—engaging visitors on a visual and intellectual level. Some were existing pieces, carefully chosen for their artistic value and cultural significance; others are site-specific installations for which the artist commanded their vision over the space. 


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Paola Pivi (b. 1971, Milan, Italy)

We are the baby gang, 2019–2021

Fifty-one bears comprised of urethane foam, plastic, feathers, steel, wire

Paola Pivi uses photography and installation to create surreal scenes, often featuring animals as the protagonists, that comment on our contemporary moment. In this site-specific installation, fifty-one polar bear cubs mischievously roam the lobby atrium of ARIA.

Artist Bio

Born in Italy in 1971, Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Commingling the familiar with the alien, Pivi often works with commonly identifiable objects which are modified to introduce a new scale, material or color, challenging the audience to change their point of view. Animals are often cast as protagonists in Pivi’s world. She draws upon their perceived characteristics and instills them with human mannerisms. In Pivi’s art, Polar bears practice yoga, hang from trapezes, and engage with one another. Sprouting multicolored feathers, the artworks are both life-sized and miniaturized as baby bears. Spanning sculpture, video, photography, performance and installation, Pivi’s practice trespasses perceived limits to make possible what before seemed impossible. Zebras frolic in the arctic, goldfish fly on airplanes, and in her 2012 Public Art Fund installation, a Piper Seneca airplane was lifted on its wingtips and installed to constantly rotate forward.

Pivi has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including We are the Alaskan Tourists, Arken Museum, Denmark (2020); Art with a view, The Bass Museum Miami Beach, USA (2018); I did it again, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA (2018); I am tired of eating fish, La Rinascente, Italy (2017); Ma’am, Dallas Contemporary, USA (2016); Tulkus 1880 to 2018, FRAC Bourgogne, France (2014); You started it … I finish it, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (2014); Tulkus 1880 to 2018, Witte de With, Netherlands (2013); Share, But It’s Not Fair, Rockbund Art Museum, China (2012); How I roll, Public Art Fund New York, USA (2012); It’s a cocktail party, Portikus, Germany (2008); and It just keeps getting better, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2007). Pivi has exhibited internationally at institutions including Stad Kortrijk, Belgium; Anchorage Museum, USA; Fondazione Prada, Italy; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Germany; Whitechapel Gallery, United Kingdom; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Italy; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; MOMA PS1, USA; and the XLVIII Biennale di Venezia, Italy. The artist lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska.

Seven Magic Mountains

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Explore a large-scale public artwork by world-renowned artist Ugo Rondinone. Taking nearly five years to complete, the original installation is presented by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art and is sponsored by ARIA.

The art is comprised of seven individual towering sculptures, made of locally sourced limestone boulders stacked vertically in groups. This colorful, eye-popping art installation is not only artistic, but also sustainable through its use of natural materials, all of which ARIA is proud to support in its local community.