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

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Raby (left) and Ralph Abernathy at City Hall in Chicago, in 1965. Courtesy of Bernard Kleina hide caption

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When King Came To Chicago: See The Rare Images Of His Campaign — In Color

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Mother/Ballroom, by June Leaf c. 1978. Pen and ink, fiber-tipped pen, graphite pencil, rubbing, and colored pencil on paper, 27 × 21 in. Collection of the artist. Alice Attie/June Leaf hide caption

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Artist June Leaf, Still Moving Fast At 86

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Longtime art collectors Mera and Don Rubell started collecting pieces by artist Keith Haring in 1981. (All three are pictured here in 1989.) The couple rarely considers selling artwork. Charles Dolfi-Michels/Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection hide caption

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For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

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"In nature everything is so uniquely itself ... and there is a pace to the natural world and a genius to the natural world that arises out of that state of being." — Boyd Varty Marla Aufmuth/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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What Wisdom Can We Gain From Nature?

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The Oculus cake now being sold by the new caterer running the SFMOMA's upstairs cafe. The cake was inspired by the distinctive tower at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It is similar in design and spirit to a cake prepared by Caitlin Freeman and her baking team for a museum event several years ago. (See below.) Connor Radnovich/ Courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle hide caption

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

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Chicago's Fine Arts Building Has 10 Floors But Innumerable Stories

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The artist Robert Cenedella, who is now 76 now, in his studio in the early in his career. Robert Cenedella/Courtesy of Cavu Pictures hide caption

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'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas

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U.S. Agency Tries Radical Rehab Technique On Aging Government Buildings

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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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Georgia O'Keeffe's 1926 painting The Barns, Lake George, which has been privately owned and rarely displayed, now joins the collection of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. © Christie's Images Limited hide caption

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A volunteer stands to the entrance of the 5000 Poppies Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, created by Australians Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight with designer Phillip Johnson. The project began as a small tribute to Berry and Knight's fathers, who fought in World War II. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Architect Mark Kushner on stage at TED in 2014. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do Buildings Make Us Feel?

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How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

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Joe Gebbia speaking about designing for trust. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

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How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?

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Design critic Alice Rawsthorn speaking at TED in Vancouver. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

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Are The Best Designers Rebels?

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Janine Benyus at TEDGlobal in 2009. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?

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ARGO — The Rescue of the Canadian Six was painted by an undercover CIA employee. It depicts an operation in which six Americans ("The Canadian Six") were rescued after the U.S. embassy in Tehran was taken over in 1979. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

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