'Maudie' Paints Intimate Portrait Of Canadian Painter Maud Lewis

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Lewis used leftover house paint to brighten the walls of the tiny home in Marshalltown that she shared with her husband. Steve Farmer/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hide caption

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Marlene Dietrich in a publicity photo for the film Dishonored (1931), in which she plays an Austrian spy. Eugene Robert Richee/Deutsche Kinemathek - Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

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Frédéric Bazille's The Family Gathering has none of the quick, airy brushstrokes his future impressionist peers would discover; but the sunshine is there, as are the bright colors. Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

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"From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir" invites visitors to sit down and explore a replica of the French feminist's desk. Emily Haight/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

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Music was always her refuge, but Ella Fitzgerald never thought she would be a singer until she won an Amateur Night contest at the Apollo Theater in 1934. The Rudy Calvo Collection Cache Agency hide caption

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Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

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Ron Boustead's new album is called Unlikely Valentine. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jazz Vocalist Ron Boustead's Humor Shines On 'Unlikely Valentine'

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Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas, 2012 Sean Pathasema/The Museum of Contemporary Art hide caption

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Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

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Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in Disney's new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Courtesy of Disney hide caption

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Composer Alan Menken On His Disney Tunes: 'I Prefer Them To Be Hummable'

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The classic film Casablanca marks its 75th birthday this year. One little known fact? Humphrey Bogart was shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he had to stand on a box during filming. Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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David Hockney looks through A Bigger Book, Taschen's massive collection of more than 60 years of his work. Arne Dedert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At 79, David Hockney Isn't Keen On Parties, But Still Paints Every Day

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An exhibition at The Getty Center in Los Angeles features some 200 works of news-inspired art, dating back to the 1960s. Above, The Air Power of the World from Masao Mochizuki's 1976 "Television" series. Wilson Centre for Photography/Masao Mochizuki, courtesy of Osiris hide caption

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'Breaking News' Artists Use Mass Media As Their Medium

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'Commercials for Nicer Living Project' Winners Announced

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Docents on the America InSight tours guide visitors through the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

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