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You remember cameras — those mechanical devices that take photographs, but can't be used for phone calls, texting, or listening to the latest Lady Gaga hit? You may even recall black-and-white photographs, once the dominant kind, now relegated to a few fuzzy news shots in the newspapers.
Officials at the Corcoran Gallery of Art had been talking to the University of Maryland about a possible partnership until Wednesday when the museum announced it would be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.
The privately held Corcoran Gallery of Art across the street from the White House is set to be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.
The National Gallery of Art stands between the White House and the Capitol, bracketed by other museums exhibiting treasures ranging from the red shoes Judy Garland wore in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" to the Apollo 11 space module that went to the moon and back, to a Leonardo da Vinci portrait reckoned as his best work short of the Mona Lisa.
When art historians saw Paris fall to the Nazis in World War II, they immediately realized Europe's vast monuments, art, cathedrals and architecture were at risk and began mobilizing to protect such treasures.
Thick as a turnip and studded in jewels, "Selling Russia's Treasures" resembles Russia herself — ungainly, fabled, polyglot, disparate, enigmatic and pierced with beauty.
Thousands clustered on the Mall on a humid, warm D.C. day to celebrate the Fourth of July, while around the nation the Statue of Liberty finally reopened after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island and Boston held its first large gathering since the marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 200.
Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes astonished the world by transforming not only ballet, but all the arts in the 20th century — an achievement celebrated with flair in an impressive new major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art: "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music."