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Las Vegas: Bellagio landscape exhibition draws from Monet, Hockney and others

Special to the Los Angeles Times

Longing for a culture fix? Las Vegas (yes, Sin City) could be just the ticket this weekend, when the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art opens an exhibition of landscapes created by world-class artists.

 "A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to Hockney," which runs Saturday through January 2012 at the museum in the Bellagio hotel, offers more than 30 paintings and photographs, plus a video creation.

The art includes both Impressionist works, such as haystacks painted by Claude Monet in 1885, and precise pigment prints created by Vik Muniz in 2006.  Among the other  artists are Marc Chagall, Christo, Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Rauschenberg.

 "The pieces we’ve curated for this collection truly complement one another,  and together they create a thorough exploration of landscape art,” said Tarissa Tiberti, the gallery’s director.

The show is a partnership with Boston’s Museum of Fine Art and San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

General admission tickets, which include an audio tour, are $15; lower prices are available for seniors, students and Nevada residents.

Info: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, (877) 957-9777.

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