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In Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre it looks as if a wrecking ball has been slammed into Whistler's lavish work. Hutomo Wicaksono/Freer Sackler Gallery hide caption

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'Filthy Lucre' Is A Modern Remix Of The Peacock Room's Wretched Excess

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De Kooning made dozens of drawings, sketches and paintings of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

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In her 2008 work Reclining Odalisque, Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi shows a woman covered in calligraphy. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

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Don Quayle, the first president of NPR, has died at the age of 84. Sam Kittner/WAMU 88.5 hide caption

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Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

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Oliver Smith (1918–1994). Scenic design for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Watercolor and pen and ink drawing. Music Division, Library of Congress hide caption

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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

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After World War II, developer Joseph Eichler built well-designed and well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs. Stephen Schafer hide caption

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

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There was — and still is — debate as to whether Bust Portrait of a Courtesan (circa 1509) really is a Giorgione. Johansen Krause/The Norton Simon Foundation hide caption

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Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces

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Edouard Manet's 1873 oil on canvas, The Railway, is on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles until March 2. It is on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Studio A/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum hide caption

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Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

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Costume designer Julie Weiss in her studio in Southern California. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

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Supervising sound editor Rob Nokes (left) and looper Lanei Chapman watch a silent scene to get a sense of what to say during a looping session for the television show Bones. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

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Food stylist Melissa McSorley demonstrates how she prepared the Cubano sandwich from the movie Chef. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

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Beautiful Bird Exhibit Spotted At Smithsonian

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Curator Timothy Verdon says "Mary is unexpectedly fashionable" in Fra Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child, painted in the 1460s. Provincia di Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

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Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

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Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1979, oil on canvas. (Private collection.) Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

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