Friday, March 21, 2008 | 4:01 p.m.
There is nothing better than an opportunity to look closer at the works of an artist whose work, by its very nature, demands a closer look.
So consider yourself lucky when you go to see art critic Leah Ollman who will discuss the small-scale works by artist Victoria Gitman at 6 p.m. today at the Las Vegas Art Museum, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Gitman's intimate and impeccable portraits of vintage beaded purses and reproductions of postcards and Renaissance paintings are on display at the museum in the exhibit, "Looking Closely: Victoria Gitman, Paintings and Drawing," through April 27.
Ollman, who writes for the Los Angeles Times and is an editor for Art in America, wrote the essay for the Gitman exhibit catalog.
Admission to the lecture, "From Wow to Why: Some Thoughts on the Art of Victoria Gitman," is $7. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 360-8000.