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Every few weeks arts critic Colleen Fay joins us to highlight some of the must-see events going on around town. This time, the focus is on one exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

Speaking with David Furst, Colleen says "From Impressionism to Modernism: the Chester Dale Collection" allows us to see favorite paintings in a new way...

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 5, 2015

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There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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