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Turner and Venice If you love the city in idea and form, then this exhibition of work by the 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner is a must. Turners scintillating views of Venice do more than tickle the eye. These urban vistas transport you back in time to an earlier chapter in the history of abstraction within painting. With a total of 33 oil paintings and some 128 works on paper, its a vast showing of one old masters obsession with the miracles of a city built on water. The careful splash and daub of his brushstroke can be mind-boggling, but Turners watercolors might very well steal the show. Through May 30 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Metro 817-654-1034. Reviewed April 1.

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