Blessed with athleticism and skill, actor-dancer Gene Kelly always managed to look like a regular guy having a lot of fun dancing. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Marlon Brando Of Screen Dance, 100 Years On
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Edward Hopper's wife, Josephine N. Hopper, served as his model for 1952's Morning Sun. Columbus Museum of Art/Howald Fund hide caption

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Hopper's Pensive Lady In Pink Travels The World
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A girl prepares a meal by candlelight in Jammu, India, during the massive blackout last week. Channi Anand/AP hide caption

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India's Blackout A Reminder Of How Far We've Come
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Architect Eliel Saarinen's First Christian Church (1942) helped launch a design revolution in Columbus, Ind. Nearly 30 years later, as part of that same movement, sculptor Henry Moore created the 20-foot-tall Large Arch as a piece of art that could be walked through and around. Chris Smith/Columbus Area Visitors Center hide caption

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Columbus, Ind.: A Midwestern Mecca Of Architecture
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Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot's Red Bowl installation in Beauvais, France, recalls the way lepers once bathed in animal blood in an effort to cure themselves and avoid being ostracized to the one-time leprosarium where the installation is located. Courtesy of Cao | Perrot Studio hide caption

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Reflective Art Brings Light, Color To Historic Spaces
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Lucy Hessel, depicted above at the seaside in 1940, was Vuillard's friend, muse and lover for more than 40 years. She was also the wife of art collector and Vuillard supporter Jos Hessel. Vuillard was with Hessel when he died in June 1940. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles hide caption

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Vuillard: A Parisian Painter And His Jewish Patrons
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15 Summer Reads Handpicked By Indie Booksellers
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HBO's Hemingway & Gellhorn tracks the relationship between Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) as Gellhorn begins to develop her voice as a war correspondent, beginning with the Spanish Civil War. HBO hide caption

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Power Couple, Covering War (And Waging Their Own)
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Students and seniors discussed Claude Monet's Sunset at Pourville during a recent visit to the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. The Kreeger Museum hide caption

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A Museum Visit For Art Lovers With Alzheimer's
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Colorful Visions At African-American Art Exhibit
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21st Century Vietnam Leaves War In The Past
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Richard Diebenkorn's 1975 work Ocean Park #79, features pastel blues, lavenders and aquas — and thin strips of deep red and green at the top to draw the viewer's gaze upward. The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn/Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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In 'Ocean Park,' Gentle Portraits Of California Light
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Alexander Payne's The Descendants has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editor and Best Actor. Payne co-wrote and directed the film, which stars George Clooney as an indifferent dad struggling to raise two daughters. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life Of Alexander Payne
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At the Charles Aidikoff Screening Room on Rodeo Drive, filmmakers can screen their works in progress for an invite-only audience in the small, 57-seat theater. The screening room is also rented to show films to members of the Academy and the press. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Private Screening: How Hollywood Watches Its Work
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The Charmed, Charming Life Of Rosamond Bernier
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