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Institutions Distance Themselves From Sackler Family Donations

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The Sackler Trust and Foundation both announced they would temporarily suspend charitable giving in the U.K. The Sackler Courtyard is a 2017 addition to the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What It Means For Art When A Museum Rejects Money From The Sackler Family

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In a 1936 letter to Henwar Rodakiewicz, Georgia O'Keeffe updated her friend on recent goings-on, including a new commission. The middle section reads: "I got an order for a big flower painting for Elizabeth Arden — got it myself ---" Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Art thieves tried to steal a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1638), but the artwork, titled The Crucifixion, had been switched out for a copy. PHAS/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake

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Rauschenberg worked on The 1/4 Mile on-and-off for 17 years, from 1981 to 1998. The LACMA exhibition was curated by Katia Zavistovski and Michael Govan. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Museum Associates/LACMA hide caption

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Wear Comfortable Shoes: This Art Exhibition Covers '1/4 Mile'

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Titian painted Portrait of a Lady in White around 1561. She's captivated historians and art lovers for centuries — but nobody knows who she is. Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut/Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister hide caption

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Who Was The 'Lady In White'? Titian Painted A Mystery Masterpiece

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As in Dan Gilroy's previous film, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the comedy-horror hybrid Velvet Buzzsaw. Gyllenhaal plays an art critic named Morf, while Zawe Ashton plays gallery assistant Josephina. Claudette Barius/Netflix hide caption

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Both Satire And Slasher, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Sends Up Contemporary Art

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The sculpture, known as McJesus, was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and displayed as part of the Haifa Museum of Art's "Sacred Goods" exhibition in Israel. The piece, seen on display in the museum Monday, prompted vehement pushback from Christians in the country. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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A sign posted outside the National Zoo earlier this month declares its closure, along with the closure of all Smithsonian museums. They were all on the wish list for Jill Rorem, whose family plans were undone by the shutdown. But she's not alone: The shutdown's ramifications on the arts have been felt far beyond the Beltway. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

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