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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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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

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Timothy Spall finds beauty in the unlikeliest places as painter J.M.W. Turner. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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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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A still from the art film #Blackmendream. The film features nine men, turned away from the camera and talking about their hopes and fears. Courtesy artist hide caption

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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

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After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

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Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections. Collection Martin Z. Margulies hide caption

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Collection Martin Z. Margulies

How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

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Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

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Nazi-Era Art Cache Brings Provenance Issues To Swiss Museum

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Galindo's "zapatello" uses gears and cranks to hit a shoe and glove on a drum made of a tire and rawhide. Richard Misrach/Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles hide caption

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Richard Misrach/Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

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Milton's Mary's Turn also features Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas paintings hanging on the wall. Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Peter Milton hide caption

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For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World Of Black And White

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