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You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

Nearly 200 great works of unfinished art are now on display at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan. Spanning six centuries, the works offer a glimpse into the creative process — from Titian to Warhol.
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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce, and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.
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Revamped San Francisco Museum Merges Modern Art With Interactive Tech

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art re-opened this weekend with groundbreaking interactive technology meant to enhance the experience of looking at art. But can there be too much tech in a museum?
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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

Antique dealer Alvin Barr was surprised when a piece of pottery he owned was appraised at as much as $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow. So too was the pot's creator, Betsy Soule.
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More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's chief mistress. But she was also a well-educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts and an artist in her own right.
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Senegal's Biggest Art Biennial Returns With Contemporary Exhibits

African artists are convening in Dakar, Senegal for the Dak'Art biennale. The month-long event showcases the latest developments in visual arts.
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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.

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The 'Mick Jagger' Of Art Auctions Shares Secrets From A High End Market

Simon de Pury is a professional dealer, collector, curator and schmoozer. His clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. The art world insider's new memoir is The Auctioneer.
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Artist J.M.W. Turner To Be Featured On U.K. £20, Ousting Economist Adam Smith

Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He's known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.

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