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

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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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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) defends against San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup final on Monday in San Jose, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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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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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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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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Revamped San Francisco Museum Merges Modern Art With Interactive Tech

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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

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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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Senegal's Biggest Art Biennial Returns With Contemporary Exhibits

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The 'Mick Jagger' Of Art Auctions Shares Secrets From A High End Market

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The Panama Papers may help settle an ownership claim over Amedeo Modigliani's Seated Man With a Cane, which Philippe Maestracci says was seized from his grandfather by the Nazis. Christie's Images/Corbis hide caption

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Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

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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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A "new" Rembrandt portrait is actually the creation of a 3-D printer — and a statistical analysis of 346 paintings by the Dutch master. Robert Harrison/J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam hide caption

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A 'New' Rembrandt: From The Frontiers Of AI And Not The Artist's Atelier

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