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

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The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

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Anton Raphael Mengs left some key details out of his Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, duquesa de Huescar, 1775. Courtesy of The Met Breuer Museum hide caption

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

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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's Chief Mistress. But she was also a highly educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts, and an artist in her own right. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

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Meryl Streep's First Acting Gig: Becoming Pretty And Popular In High School

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Workers tend a garden in Gomez's 2015 Jardín no 1. © Ramiro Gomez/Courtesy of Abrams hide caption

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Gardens Don't Tend Themselves: Portraits Of The People Behind LA's Luxury

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In Eugène Delacroix's 1827 lithograph, Mephistopheles Aloft, 1827, a demon flies over a dark city. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/The J. Paul Getty Museum hide caption

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For 19th Century French Artists, 'Noir' Was The New Black

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Connie Sawyer, 103, got into show business when she was 8. She's lived on the Motion Picture and Television Fund campus since 2004. Daniel Hajek /NPR hide caption

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A Retirement Community Where Hollywood Takes Care Of Its Own

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Neel Sethi plays Mowgli in the upcoming film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. During filming, Neel worked with studio teacher Lois Yaroshefsky to get at least three hours of school in every day, as the law requires. Disney hide caption

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Directors Know: When Child Actors Are On Set, The Studio Teacher Is In Charge

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Visitor Services Associate Sacha Baumann talks with two visitors about Mark Bradford's 2006 work Scorched Earth. Ben Gibbs Photography/The Broad Art Foundation hide caption

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Avant Guard: At LA's Broad Museum, A New Approach To Protecting Art

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James Goldstein has just announced that he will donate his landmark Los Angeles residence — designed by architect John Lautner --€” to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Minimal is the word ... " he says. "Everything is simple and at the same time beautiful." Jeff Green/LACMA hide caption

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This House Is A Work Of Art, So The Owner Is Donating It To A Museum

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Portraits Of LA's Female Artists Send A Powerful Message: 'You Are Here'

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To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending the first printed collection of all his plays out on tour. Folger Shakespeare Library hide caption

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400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare's First Folio Goes Out On Tour

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The two control cabs at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport symbolize two ravens from Nordic mythology that were tasked with watching over the earth. Carolyn Russo /National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Prepare For Takeoff: Smithsonian Celebrates The Art Of The Airport Tower

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