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At 90, Ellsworth Kelly Brings Joy With Colorful Canvases

The nonagenarian artist recently received the National Medal of Arts, and museums around the world are still celebrating his May birthday. The Phillips Collection, in Washington, D.C., is displaying seven "exuberant" pieces: layered or lined-up canvases painted in bold, solid colors.
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National Gallery Exhibit Highlights How Ballets Russes Revolutionized Dance

An exhibit at the National Gallery explores why this dancing troupe's work sparked a backlash in the early 20th century.

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Corcoran Exhibit Sees D.C. Through The Eyes of Outer-Space Aliens

A new exhibit at the Corcoran explores the nation's capital with the help of extraterrestrial tour guides.

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This Week on Metro Connection: Wild Cards

From alien souvenir stands to clothes diets, we go theme-less in a summer "Wild Cards" show.

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A Melting Pot For Art Students At The University of Maryland

We swing by the University of Maryland's art department, where metal sculptors heat things up to a blistering 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

We'll kick off the start of summer with our annual "Feeling the Heat" show.

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Designer Ozwald Boateng On Being The 'Statesman of Cool'

Designer Ozwald Boateng became the first black designer on London's prestigious Savile Row. Since then, he's made quite the name for himself; his tailored suits cost as much as 40 grand. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ozwald about his career, style and Ghanaian heritage.
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Detroit Museum Not The First To Consider Selling Out

The financially troubled city of Detroit is eyeing the sale of its prized artworks, which include paintings by van Gogh. In recent years, a number of museums have brought in millions by selling off art. Such sales invariably trigger protest but can proceed unless there's some legal violation involved.
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Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk. This week, they talk about a controversy surrounding the possible sale of fine art in Detroit to settle the city's debts.

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