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Impressionist Painting to Contemporary Photography Juxtaposed in Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Museum of Art will premiere an exhibition exploring how modern and contemporary artists—from Childe Hassam and Edward Hopper to Willem De Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Catherine Opie—have drawn upon coastal landscapes as a source of inspiration, metaphor and mystery in their work. Through selections from the Museum’s rich collections and important local holdings, “Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea” will juxtapose coastal landscapes from around the world and from a range of different artistic traditions. Featuring approximately 60 paintings, photographs and works on paper from 1850 to the present day, the exhibition will examine the symbolism and complex cultural significance of these environments as sites for both commerce and leisure. On view from April 25 through August 22, 2010, “Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea” will be enhanced by an evocative sound installation relating