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Looking Back On How The National Gallery Of Art Got Its Start 75 Years Ago

Philanthropist and collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.
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Artist June Leaf, Still Moving Fast At 86

June Leaf sculpts, paints and draws and she's been doing it for most of her 86 years. Now she's got a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
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For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. Younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.

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Stanley Cup Inspires Artwork Bet, Highbrow Trash Talk Between 2 Museums

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks are going head-to-head in the Stanley Cup finals. To up the ante, art museums from the two cities decided to get in on the action.
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Copycake: When Food Art Ideas Get Swiped

Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.
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Chicago's Fine Arts Building Has 10 Floors But Innumerable Stories

On a prime block of Chicago's Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.
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The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

Philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.
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'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas

Robert Cenedella established himself in the 1960s as the anti-Warhol. A new documentary goes through his years fighting against the New York art establishment by being, well, what the title says.
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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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