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Versatile, Smudgy, Suitable For Women? Exhibition Traces The History Of Pastels

Pastels are fragile and therefore difficult to put on public display. But an exhibition in Washington, D.C., has 64 artworks on view, and celebrates centuries of artists working in the chalky medium.

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Versatile, Smudgy, Suitable For Women? Exhibition Traces The History Of Pastels

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The Feldsteins in 1983 (from left to right): Michael, Bernie, Barbara and Vickie. Courtesy of the Feldstein family hide caption

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'A Great Burden Was Lifted': A Father's Made-Up Day Of Forgiveness

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