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President Barack Obama's Official Portrait Makes History

President Barack Obama is making history in many ways, and his official presidential portrait is no exception. President Obama made history when his official portrait was taken with a digital camera. .
(January 19, 2009)
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The Louvre Art Museum Paris, France

Located in Paris, the Louvre has been one of the most famous and most visited museums in the world. Placed on the Right Bank in the First Arrondissement, the Louvre was built in an area between the ..
(June 23, 2008)
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A Brief Explanation of Abstract Art

An abstract painting does not have a recognizable subject. It is a form of art that does not try to look like something. Instead, the subject of an abstract painting is its color, form, and certain ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Abstract Artist Jackson Pollack

Jackson Pollack was born in Cody, Wyoming on January 28, 1912. He grew up in Arizona and California, and was exposed to Indian culture through his father. In 1929, he moved to New York City and began .
(June 25, 2008)
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Worlds Most Famous Art Museums

Famous art museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art have one of the largest collections of art under one roof. Located in New York City's Museum Mile area, it has over two million works of art ..
(June 25, 2008)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a world famous museum located in Midtown New York City and opened in 1929. It is dedicated to educating the public about the evolution of modern art. The museum ..
(June 25, 2008)
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The J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, California

The J. Paul Getty Museum is a Los Angeles based museum that privately owns a vast collection of art from across the globe. Admission to the Getty Museum is free. The originator of the museum, J. Paul .
(June 25, 2008)
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Who Was Pablo Picasso?

He was considered the major force of the 20th century. He made abstract art famous. He is Pablo Picasso. His works are true symbols of the love for art and the passion to depict fervent thoughts and ..
(June 27, 2008)
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Rembrandt and His Life

Acclaimed as one of the greatest painters that ever lived, Rembrandt's is also dubbed as “one of the greatest prophets of civilization. " And unlike many artists who have post humus fame, ..
(June 27, 2008)
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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois

In a building that was originally a bakery, the Museum of Contemporary Art (or MCA) in Chicago, Illinois was founded in 1967. It was initially intended to be a space for temporary exhibitions. In ..
(July 07, 2008)
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The Cleveland Museum of Art A World Class Museum

The Cleveland Museum of Art is the only major art museum in the U. S. that still offers free general admission. Entry fees are charged for a few special exhibitions. First built in 1913, it is ..
(July 09, 2008)
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The Detroit Institute of Art A Michigan Masterpiece

The Detroit Institute of Art is an art museum in Michigan which houses one of the most extensive collections in the U. S. Located in Detroit's Cultural Center Historic District, it boasts over 65,000 .
(July 09, 2008)
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Famous and Free Fun in Baltimore Baltimore Museum of Art

Three miles north of the Inner Harbor visitors to the city of Baltimore can find a welcome respite from typical tourism expenses. Featuring an impressive collection of 19th-century, modern and ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Philadelpia Museum of Art A Visitors Guide

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in the City of Brotherly Love is one of the must see museums in the United States. As one of the largest museums in the US, it showcases many unique and spectacular art .
(July 09, 2008)
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Andrew Wyeth Painter of the People

One of the most renowned artists of modern times, Andrew Wyeth continues to hold the American public enthrall with his almost photographic quality paintings. Using watercolors and egg tempera to ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Roy Lichtensteins Famous Works

In the early 1961, Roy Lichtenstein was challenged by his young son to “paint as good" as the artists of the Mickey Mouse comics the lad was reading. Thus, a icon of the American pop art scene ..
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Marilyn Monroe Artwork by Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhola (known as Andy Warhol) painted a variety of paintings of the actress Marilyn Monroe after she committed suicide in 1962. Warhol made it his goal to mass-produce his art by using a ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Campbells Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1928. Warhol is best known for his exploration of Pop Art and for making multiple images of mass produced objects. His most famous work ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Jeff Koons on the Roof Special Exhibit at the Metropolitan ..

An installation of Jeff Koons sculpture, funded by the Public Art Fund, opened in April of 2008 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Larger than life, the rooftop installation consists .
(July 12, 2008)
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How to Clean Oil Paintings A Few Tips and Tricks

The first step in cleaning an oil painting is removing the painting from its frame. Make sure the frame is on a soft surface to avoid damage. Once the frame is off use a vacuum to clean the crevasses .
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A Guide to the Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum is located at the corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue at 1625 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. It was built in 1936 and originally christened the Phoenix Art ..
(July 12, 2008)
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The Gates of Central Park in New York

Central Park is as much a landmark of Manhattan and New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building. To walk into the paradise of Central Park after being in the glass and steel ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Dallas Art Museum A Visitors Guide

The Dallas Museum of Art is an interesting and educational place to visit. The Museum just recently celebrated one hundred years of engaging the citizens of Dallas and visitors with everything from ..
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Artist Jasper Johns An American Original

Jasper Johns, born in 1930, grew up in a small town in South Carolina. He wanted to be an artist all his life, not so much because he loved art, but rather because it meant that he could have a ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Artist Salvador Dali A Spanish Original

There are many great paintings in the world, but few are easily recognized by everyone from the art aficionados to the layman on the street. Salvador Dali's “Persistence of Memory" is just one ..
(July 12, 2008)
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