Yves Saint Laurent works with a model at his Paris fashion house in 1965. A new film follows the designer's rise in the fashion world. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images hide caption

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The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

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In 1930, Grant Wood had his sister Nan pose for American Gothic. "The public reaction to the painting was so rough on her that her brother Grant felt bad for her," curator Elizabeth Botten says. Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection/AP hide caption

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Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

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Joan Brown's 1970 Self-Portrait with Fish and Cat is the first image you see at the National Portrait Gallery's "Face Value" exhibit. Estate of Joan Brown/Courtesy of George Adams Gallery/National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

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In a letter, Mary Cassatt describes working on Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878) with Edward Degas. An X-ray of the painting reveals brush strokes unlike Cassatt's regular strokes. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

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Two pensive women share a mysterious, intense moment in Raphael Soyer's 1980 Annunciation. Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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One Collector's Plan To Save Realistic Art Was Anything But Abstract

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Trumpeter Geraldo Marshall and trombonist Johannes Utas, students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, rehearse for their school's 40th anniversary celebration. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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The Public School Where The Duke Lives On

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Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people. University of Pennsylvania hide caption

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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

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Soprano Alyson Cambridge Among Those Honoring Marian Anderson

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Photographer JeongMee Yoon felt her daughter's life was being overtaken by pink. She illustrated that in her 2006 portrait Seo Woo and Her Pink Things. JeongMee Yoon/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Jenkins Johnson Gallery hide caption

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Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So

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Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

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James Baldwin, shown here in 1964, was the first in a series of authors Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz recorded. Jenkins/Getty Images hide caption

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Re-Released Recordings Reveal Literary Titans In Their Youth

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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

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Milan "Miki" Janicin slates a scene on a location shoot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Given the crowded location, "I'm actually on the phone with my first assistant, so he could let me know when the camera is rolling," Janicin says. Sidney Ray Baldwin hide caption

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'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

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Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

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Fon appliqué workers in 1971, Abomey, Republic of Benin. Eliot Elisofon/National Museum of African Art hide caption

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'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

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