BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART PRESENTS `A SENSE OF PLACE: LANDSCAPES FROM MONET TO HOCKNEY'

Exhibition Celebrates the Ideals of Natural Scenery

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) proudly presents "A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney".

Through a juxtaposition of images, "A Sense of Place" presents more than 30 artworks ranging from paintings, photographs and a video installation that contrast and compare both approach and expressionism in art. The exhibit showcases landscapes by artists including Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Robert Rauschenberg, Christo, Vik Muniz and many others.

From Monet's impressionistic haystacks painted in 1885 to Muniz's carefully rendered pigment prints created in 2006, precise representational paintings are placed alongside austere abstract works in order to reveal how landscape has been portrayed by artists throughout history.

"A natural follow-up to the successful figurative exhibition currently `A Sense of Place' explores another subject matter synonymous with art: landscapes," said Tarissa Tiberti, director of BGFA. "The pieces we've curated for this collection truly complement one another and together they create a thorough exploration of landscape art."
"A Sense of Place" is organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and includes selections from the MGM Resorts International Fine Art Collection.

Malcolm Rogers, director of MFA, said "The exhibition at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is set to offer a superb stylistic range of landscapes. We are delighted to share treasures by Millet, Monet, Hockney, Lichtenstein and so many others from the MFA's encyclopedic collection with new audiences."

"A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney" will be on view through January 2012. BGFA is open Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or online at www.bellagio.com/bgfa. Audio tours are included in the price of admission.

As a special bonus, Bellagio's world-famous Conservatory will present a celebration of the landscape to complement BGFA's exhibition.

About Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio resort, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas' premier exhibition space - where great art goes on vacation. Since opening in 1998, the gallery has presented exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections, including "Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form," "Classic Contemporary," "American Modernism," "The Impressionist Landscape: From Corot to Van Gogh," "Fabergé: Treasures from the Kremlin" and "Picasso Ceramics."

About Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is recognized for the quality and scope of its encyclopedic collection, which includes an estimated 450,000 objects spanning all cultures and time periods. The Museum's collected works encompass Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa; Art of the Ancient World; Prints, Drawings and Photographs; Textiles and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments.

About Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) includes more than 4,000 works created after 1950 representing all media and genres: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film and installation. MCASD is known for collecting works by promising emerging artists and under-recognized mid-career artists, as well as by major figures in contemporary art.

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