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Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots Of American Artists

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Agnes Rindge Claflin and Alexander Calder in Calder's studio, circa 1942.
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Agnes Rindge Claflin and Alexander Calder in Calder's studio, circa 1942.

Metro Connection arts contributor Susan Stamberg takes us inside a Smithsonian exhibit showing snapshots of intimate moments in the lives of famous artists.

You can see "Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots Of American Artists" at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, through October 3rd.

[Music: "Pictures" by The Jazz Jury from Swingers]

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