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New York's Metropolitan Museum Announces Max Hollein As New Director

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A 2017 congressional committee report singled out this picture of Donald Rumsfeld as one example of the high cost of official portraits. Unveiled in 2010, after Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of defense had ended, this official image — Rumsfeld's second — cost more than $46,000. Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The oil painting Cider Making by William Sidney Mount is on display at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 758. Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, 1966 hide caption

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Purchase, Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, by exchange, 1966

Jasper Johns, pictured in his New York City studio in 1964, was known for transforming common objects like flags, numerals and archery targets into unsettling paintings. Bob Adelman/© Bob Adelman Estate hide caption

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The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

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Erich Berger and Mari Keto have made radioactive jewels, part of their Inheritance Project, that are unwearable by humans — and remain locked in a concrete vault equipped with radiation measurement devices. Courtesy of Erich Berger hide caption

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During a customs check of a bus along a highway outside Paris, agents found a stolen Edgar Degas painting inside a suitcase. None of the passengers would claim it. Marc Bonodot/French Customs/AP hide caption

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Standingwith French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen, Christopher Bromberg and Henrietta Schubert, grandchildren of Henry and Hertha Bromberg, view Flemish painter Joachim Patinir's Triptych of the Crucifixion, which was returned to them Monday by the French state. Didier Plowy/Ministère de la Culture hide caption

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France Hopes Exhibit Of Nazi-Stolen Art Can Aid Stalled Search For Owners

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Two self-portraits by Rembrandt, painted two years apart, are on display at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif. Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum hide caption

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'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

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French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen, wearing a red scarf, visits two rooms of the Louvre filled with 31 paintings recovered after World War II. She conducted the visit Monday with the museum's president, Jean-Luc Martinez. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Barack Obama and artist Kehinde Wiley unveil his portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential Tradition

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Artist Amy Sherald Discusses Portrait Of Former First Lady Michelle Obama

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A photo released by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shows an oil painting of an unidentified man, likely a former court justice, painted by an unknown artist, which hangs in the court's collection of images of retired justices in Boston. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court via AP hide caption

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Kean, Subway Sandwich Artist by Shauna Frischkorn Shauna Frischkorn/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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From Sandwich Shops To Cotton Mills, Art That Honors The American Worker

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The Orbit Pavilion was created by artists Dan Goods, David Delgado, Jason Klimoski and Shane Myrbeck. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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At One NASA Lab, Art And Science Share The Same Orbit

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Urchin Triptych is one of hundreds of Christopher Marley artworks on display at the Gallery of Amazing Things' "Biophilia" exhibition. Christopher Marley Studio hide caption

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Oregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions

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Russia's Underground Art Finds A Home In The U.S.

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Secret Ops of the CIA and Secret Aviation Ops of the CIA wall calendars contain paintings depicting declassified spy missions from the agency's past. The original paintings are displayed at CIA headquarters in Virginia. Jay Price/North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC hide caption

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CIA Calendar Art Offers A Glimpse Into The World Of Spies

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The Carter Burden Gallery in Chelsea only shows works by artists who are at least 60 years old. Carter Burden Gallery hide caption

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This New York Gallery Has An Unusual Age Limit: No Artists Younger Than 60

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The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has worked to make diversity a priority. In recent years, the museum has seen an increase in the percentage of nonwhite visitors. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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How An Art Museum Is Reaching A More Diverse Audience

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